What is it about?
A diamond worth Rs 200 crore is stolen from a museum in Hyderabad. The police track the stolen diamond and chase the thieves. Their hunt leads to Chor Bazaar, where a local petty thief named Bachchan Saab (Akash Puri) controls everything. The police rush to the area to capture the stolen diamond. How does Bachchan Saab get tangled up in this?
“Chor Bazaar” has a standard plot for the crime thriller genre around the theft of diamonds. But this film is not a thriller or a detective comedy. It mixes everything we normally see in mass artists – comedy, romance, action, article songs and social messages. Director B Jeevan Reddy cast it more like a regular masala movie than a crime thriller.
The director known for ‘George Reddy’, a biopic about a student leader, inserted too many subplots losing sight of the main theme. Added to that, dull sequences with slow narration don’t do much to help it. The script lacks rigor.
When it comes to performance, Akash Puri is doing well. The heroine Gehna Sippy as a mute girl perfectly played her role. Award-winning actress Archana makes her presence felt. Sunil is fine.
Suresh Bobbili songs are okay. The cinematography and production design are outstanding.
At the end of the line : “Chor Bazaar” begins as a decent crime thriller but ends as an uneven movie.
Film: Chor Bazaar
Cast: Akash Puri, Gehna Sippy, Subbarju, Sunil and others
Music: Suresh Bobbili
Cinematography: Jagadeesh Cheekati
Producer: VS Raju
Written and directed by:B Jeevan Reddy
Release date: June 24, 2022