Director: Pankaj Saraswat
Written by: Pankaj Sarawat and Abhishek Khairkar
Edited by: Chandan Arora and Mitesh Soni
Cinematography: Andre Menezes
Starring: Aadar Jain, Jackie Shroff, Elnaaz Norouzi, Shlokka Pandit
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
As I watched the actually horrible Hey Charlie, I puzzled: How does a movie like this get made? Did writer-director Pankaj Saraswat sit within the swanky Excel Entertainment workplace and truly narrate a narrative through which Jackie Shroff spends most of his time disguised as a gorilla? And what compelled producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, the powerhouses who began their careers with Dil Chahta Hai, to say sure. And what number of days did Jackie shoot for? As a result of whereas he’s within the gorilla swimsuit, we see him in tight close-up, grunting or rolling his eyes. And why does his character, a Nirav Modi-style billionaire, who’s making an attempt to flee from India after orchestrating a 4000-crore rip-off, have such a hatred of bananas? Is it solely so one other character can supply him one and ask: You don’t like banana, Mr. Makwana? I believe the solutions to those questions can be extra entertaining than this movie.
Hey Charlie is a type of movies that defies opinions. As a result of I’m undecided I can correctly clarify how excruciating it’s to look at. The plot revolves round Makwana making an attempt to get to Diu the place he’ll go away for Dubai by boat. His girlfriend – Mona, presumably named after the long-lasting moll Mona from Ajit motion pictures – decides that one of the simplest ways can be for him to be in a monkey swimsuit. Aadar Jain performs the titular Charlie, an trustworthy, earnest boy who can’t appear to do something proper. Charlie is employed by Mona to take the disguised Makwana in his truck. On the way in which, there are a number of misadventures.
Possibly Jackie loved enjoying, as a personality says, ‘bandaron ka Hrithik Roshan’, however for the remainder of us, it’s mind-numbing. I may really feel myself getting stupider with each scene. These embody a circus merchandise tune, a sport of chess that Makwana in the gorilla swimsuit performs with a drunk veterinary physician; an actual gorilla who provides to the confusion; and a forest ranger who shoots Makwana with a tranquilizer gun. By means of its period, the movie stays defiantly unhealthy, nearly as if somebody dared the makers to scrape the depths of awfulness.
The one factor that appears like somebody paid consideration to it’s Aadar Jain’s hair, which stays completely coiffed, no matter the state of affairs. I additionally loved Jackie’s wardrobe which ranges from an expensive-looking printed bathrobe to a snazzy jacket with flowers. Possibly that’s what satisfied him to play the banana-hating Makwana.
We are going to by no means know.
You may watch Hey Charlie on Amazon Prime Video. Although I’ve suffered it so that you don’t need to.