Gali Gali Chor Hai

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Gali Gali Chor Hai
Gali Gali Chor Hai.jpg
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Directed by Rumi Jafrey
Produced by Nitin Manmohan
Story by Momukshu Mudgal
Starring Akshaye Khanna
Shriya Saran
Mugdha Godse
Music by Anu Malik
Cinematography Gururaj Jois
Edited by A. Muthu
Production
company
One Up Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Release dates
  • 3 February 2012 (2012-02-03)
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR27 million (US$440,000)
Box office INR57.7 million (US$930,000)

Gali Gali Chor Hai is a 2012 Hindi-language comedy film directed by Rumi Jaffrey, featuring Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran and Mugdha Godse in the lead roles, while Veena Malik appeared in an Item number titled Chhanno which gave a bounce to the film. The films music was composed by Anu Malik.[1] The film, produced by Nitin Manmohan under the banner of One Up Entertainmnet Pvt Ltd, was released on 3 February 2012, to mainly negative reviews.[2]

Plot[edit]

Part-time 'Hanuman' at the local 'Ramleela', but full-time cashier at the bank – that's Bharat, an 'Aam Aadmi'. He resides in the heart of Bhopal, with Nisha, a school teacher and his loving and caring, but doubting wife, who is concerned more about her husband's promotion from cashier to manager rather than his flying tricks onstage. Bharat's father, Shivnarayan, an old-timer who values freedom and hopes to see his country corruption-free someday, completes the small and happy family. However, there's also an uninvited houseguest in Bharat's household; Amita, a young, beautiful girl who works at a call center and often likes to hitch a ride with Bharat on his scooter, when he is not busy dropping his wife to her school.

Contrary to his wife's wishes, Bharat's sole ambition in life is to graduate from his role as 'Hanuman' to 'Lord Ram' someday. However, that puts him at loggerheads with Sattu Tripathi, younger brother to the local MLA and a bad actor playing 'Lord Ram', who is perpetually annoyed at being upstaged by 'Hanuman'. His older brother, MLA Manku also has his share of problems with Bharat, who refuses to let out an extra room to him for his re-election campaign.

Bharat's happy little haven is disturbed rudely one day when the local 'havaldaar' Kushwaah comes knocking at his door, claiming to have caught a thief, Chunnu Farishta, who purportedly stole a fan from his house, a theft that Bharat has no idea about, though the local 'panwala', Bachhu Gulukand is a sworn witness. Virtually ordered to come to court, Bharat finds himself suddenly dealing with made-up testimonies, lazy judges, and crooked characters of all sorts, trapped in the system that plagues the country today.

Out of nowhere, Bharat finds himself stuck in a hilariously vicious circle of corruption, having to bribe his way from cops to criminals, witnesses to lawyers, and even the judge, all in an effort to get out of the rut that is the Indian system. Along the way, this cashier-cum-Hanuman also finds his ideals again, learning to stand up for the rights of the common man and give a slap to the system, and becomes the subject of national news, exposing the thieves that line every lane here...!

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mainly negative reviews from critics. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama gave the film 2.5/5 and said "Gali Gali Chor Hai amuses intermittently, Fortunately the movie goes public at a juncture when anti-corruption appears to be the essence of the season. But the film could've done with a far more hard-hitting conclusion".[3] Avijit Ghosh from Times of India also gave it 2.5/5 stating that "Gali Gali Chor Hai doesn't live up to its promise. Just like the anti-corruption movement at the moment."[4] Rajeev Masand of Ibnlive gave it two stars saying "Never smart enough to be described as a satire, it fails ultimately because it's dreadfully dull"[5] Mansha Rastogi of nowrunning rated it two stars and said "Having a relatable plot at hand, Gali Gali Chor Hai, could've worked with a tighter screenplay and better execution".[6] Karan Anshuman from the Mumbai Mirror gave it 1.5/5 and said "GGCH seems not only incomplete in thought but also technically: Basic scene to scene transitions missing, uneven sound".[7] Shubhra Gupta from The Indian Express also rated it 1.5/5 mentioning that "Gali Gali Mein Chor Hai’ pours old wine into a cracked bottle. When the need of the hour is to underplay, everyone opens their mouth out loud, and yells. The only relatively new thing is the setting".[8]

Box Office[edit]

Gali Gali Chor Hai had a very decent opening at the box office. The film netted 30 million over its first weekend.And through its corse it netted in at the Box office INR +57.7 million (US$1.15 million) thus Box-Office India declaring it an average.[9][10]

Soundtrack[edit]

Gali Gali Chor Hai
Soundtrack album by Anu Malik
Released January 2012
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 28:49
Label T-Series

The music of this movie is composed by Anu Malik.. The music rights were sold to T-Series and released on January 2012. The Soundtrack contains six original tracks including two official remixes of Gali Gali Chor Hai and Chhanno.

Track Listing[11]
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Gali Gali Chor Hai"   Anu Malik, Kailash Kher 6:56
2. "Suno Suno"   Mohit Chauhan, Anmol Malik & Anu Malik 5:24
3. "Chhanno"   Anu Malik, Mamta Sharma 6:10
4. "Gali Gali Chor Hai (Remix)"   Anu Malik, Kailash Kher 4:03
5. "Chhanno (Remix)"   Anu Malik, Mamta Sharma 5:31
6. "Gali Gali Shor Hai (Chorus)"   Anu Malik 0:45
Total length:
28:49

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