Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga review: Well-made thriller with exceptional twists

Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga is a heist film starring Yami Gautam Dhar and Sunny Kaushal in the lead. The two play lovers, who plan to steal diamonds aboard a plane to pay off a loan that threatens their life. However, things go south when their flight is hijacked.

Story

Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga opens at Kullu airport where a battered and bruised Ankit Sethi (Sunny Kaushal) is being interrogated. He is asked why the hijackers only beat him up out of 150 passengers aboard the plane.

He claims he has no clue why he was targeted. The plot then rewinds to 8 hours before and goes to Al-Barkat. We see a group of hijackers boarding a Max Asia flight, and Ankit’s girlfriend, Neha Grover (Yami Gautam Dhar), is one of the air hostesses aboard it.

Another flashback reveals how she meets Ankit 8 months ago aboard a flight, and they connect over a vegan meal. Later, they run into each other multiple times and Ankit manages to ask her out successfully. The two become close and start dating.

However, she discovers that Ankit is in a lot of debt. He started a diamond insurance company a few years back, and an employee misplaced ₹20 Crores worth of diamonds.

Now the client wants him to steal diamonds from his own firm to make up for the loss. To save their future, they eventually decide to steal expensive diamonds aboard a flight to Delhi.

However, before they can carry out their plan, the flight is hijacked.

Performances

Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga is built on stellar performances by its leads. Yami Gautam Dhar and Sunny Kaushal are in their element as they brilliantly mislead the audience into a narrative full of unexpected turns.

The two keep their cards close to their chests and never let the viewers guess their play. The supporting cast, featuring Sharad Kelkar, Indraneil Sengupta, and more, is the perfect addition to this exhilarating plot.

Positives

Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga is a sleek heist film that never loses its step. The narrative is pacey, the premise is intriguing, and most importantly, the beautifully curated and unexpected twists hit you like a train.

The misdirection in the film is masterful, something made evident by the third act.

Director Ajay Singh, and writers Siraj Ahmed, Amar Kaushik, and Raj Kumar Gupta, shine as they make this film an edge-of-the-seat experience till the very end. All thanks to great writing, direction, and editing.

The film’s runtime clocks in at 110 minutes that fly by. Furthermore, the film looks pristine. There aren’t any cheap-looking shots or moments.

Negatives

Adding numerous flashbacks between the main narrative is a creative choice that hits and misses. It works for some important revelations, but to keep switching between events and keeping track of everything is a bit tedious.

The dialogues are a bit ineffective and don’t stand out. Furthermore, if you nitpick, there are certain loopholes in the entire plan that are not quite clear. You may have a few questions after the credits roll, but won’t be too bothered by them.

Verdict

Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga is an entertaining and exhilarating thriller that deserves a watch at your earliest convenience. With great acting, mostly tight writing, and shocking narrative shifts, you are sure to enjoy it.

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Director: Ajay Singh

Date Created: 2023-03-24 16:28

Editor's Rating:
3.5

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