Rajkumar Rao has yet again set an epitome of versatility with the recent Chhalaang movie. Also, Hansal Mehta who always deals with serious issues has stunned the audience with this simple story. A carefree PT Teacher, Montu who never really cared about his job suddenly finds his lady love in colleague Neelima( Nushrat Bharuchha. But the beautiful lady seems to be slipping off his hands by the hindrance of another teacher, Mohan Singh (Me Zeeshan Ayyub). This tug of war for Neelima ends up with a match between Montu and his rival’s teams to earn his lost self -respect and retain the job and win Neelima’s heart.
Though, Chhalaang seems to be a romantic love-war movie with some really amazing dialogues but it actually not a romantic movie. It’s just trying to show a love triangle and flirtious relationship among the lead cast. The crux of the movie is the struggle of Montu to prove himself and earn back his job with self-respect. Montu is indeed an inspiration as he fights really hard for self- respect being someone who has always backed off in life.
Overall, it’s a predictable sports-themed film we are used to in movies like Chak De India, etc. But Yes!! It’s Raj Kumar Rao, who singlehandedly elevates this film with hilarious moments and unmatched acting skills.
Chhalaang is a must watch family movie! Watching it once won’t disappoint you.
Cast: Raj Kumar Rao, Nushrratt Bharuchha, Md. Zeeshan Ayyub, Saurabh Shukla, Ila arun, Satish Kaushik, Jatim Sarna and Suparna Marwah.
Director: Hansal Mehta.