Chand Ke Paar Chalo

Saturday, November 09, 2013


Chander (Saahib) lives with his parents (Alok Nath, Kanu Gill) in the idyllic mountain town of Nainital. He earned money as a photographer with his best colleagues Johnny (Sanjay Narwekar). One day he sees in the village square, the beautiful dancer Nirmala (Preeti Jhangiani), the music of her surrogate parents (Himani Shivpuri, Tej Sapru) swings her hips. Chander falls immediately into it. But Nirmala rejects him because her surrogate parents keep them like a slave.


As they plan, however, her virginity for sale, it asks for help Chander. The packs all suitcases and skin with her ​​to Mumbai, where he wants to make it under the name Garima star. These sold Chander his belongings. As you get to know the producer Arman Khan (Yusuf Hussain) and his production assistants Kapoor (Shakti Kapoor), the tide seems to be turning.

 The story of the couple who moved out and lived apart in a foreign country because of a famous or rich was, while the other arm and "normal" was is ancient. In Bollywood, there are several dozen such stories all serve to give three cheers for the Simple and attack the vanity and arrogance of the powerful, beautiful and famous. The moral stick vibrates violently and he also suggests in Chand Ke Paar Chalo to complete, a formulaic drama of suitable hot forming Mustafa Engineer. Here was indeed an engineer at the plant, which has invested little directorial passion in his slightly graying project.

But what's going on the story of innovation, the film makes in other respects, a little bet. For instance there is the music that has a strong 90's-touch and this highlights about the casting of Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik. The songs are really nice, my favorite is probably the exciting first issue, going in Preeti Jhangiani. She is also because the second big plus. The 26-year-old from South India who in Mohabbatein gave her Hindi debut, dancing beautifully and plays with her ​​big eyes the suffering woman effortlessly. In addition, she looks simply stunning. Unfortunately, she has no co-star, who can keep up with her, The debutant Saahib is as exciting as a piece of bread, a guy who has two facial expressions on it - laughing and not laughing. He is petrified by the film and even generates nothing. The man is cold. And because his film character also is not so stupid as to come Finally trouble to do so.

Why he did not even say that he had to pledge the house of the parents to make a star Nirmala? And if not that, then he would have to at least once to remember that his dad desperately need to pay the mortgage. No, the beloved parents go just forget, just so the movie can show the oh-so-dramatic moment, when they are thrown out of the house. This is nonsense of a writer-engineer. Ever plague plot holes and constructed scenes the film, which would be without these come out fairly inconsequential, but in places, so even more angry.

Because of the picturesque images of Nainital, Preeti's Karishma Kapoor inspire and sometimes bordering on hysteria performance, the hot dances and songs sympathetic crashes Chand Ke paar Chalo from not quite. But it's rotten cinema to long-standing and long retired patterns, led by a shockingly untalented actor. Subtracting these Saahib, the film would be much better, but still far from good. Just as he is, he gets quite gracious 2 stars. Most likely still due Preeti's doe eyes that you simply can not disappoint(s).

Rahul Mehta (Faisal Khan) falls in love with Saveen (Shama Sikander), the daughter of a business partner. This makes Rahuls colleague Meghna (Sanam Aliza) pissed that it has set itself apart on him. Therefore, she reminds him off that he is Hindu and Muslim Saveen. But that does not bother Rahul. On the way to Ahmadabad advised the three along with the reporters Adarsh ​​(Faraz Khan) and Payal in Godhra in a bloody attack rebellious Muslims. Several people die in what Rahul hatred of Muslims is growing. But he wants to keep Saveen. Meanwhile, escalating events in Ahmedabad and other cities. The Chief Minister ( Pratap Singh ) hardly itches. He even arranged with the opposition the killing of some Hindus, so the target is again balanced. The cynical game of the powerful cost hundreds of lives. Also Saveens father is in danger.

The Muslim attack on a train in the station of Godhra in the western Indian Gujarat Union instead called on 27 February 2002 59 dead. Then broke throughout the state of bloody unrest. Thousands died - mostly Muslims. The BJP Chief Minister Narendra Modi was the thing run wild and was almost removed from office. The next elections, however, have confirmed him in office, suggesting that the wounds are still not healed in Gujarat. This shocking chain of events brought the secular system of India almost to collapse. Therefore, they would earn a good movie. The it should be: in the form of four-hour Dokstreifens "Final Solution", which was screened at several festivals and banned in parts of India.

Was also banned Chand Bujh Gaya but only in Gujarat. The film deals with this very tragic events in the state of. And he is miles away from being that film that would do them justice. The strip was filmed in 2002 and then deported by legal process. Now, three years later, his facts are outdated, its aimed partly into the void. But it is not therefore Chand Bujh Gaya is a bad film. Its just lousily staged, played bad and told listlessly. Therefore, it should not be banned. But ignored.

Director Sharique Minhaj (aka. Shariq Minhaj) and producer Faaiz Anwar, who has made ​​his name as lyrics writer who, doubtless something to say. That's the sad aspect of "Chand Bujh Gaya": You can not just shake it off. Especially the finale is extremely depressing - but not because the film deserved the end, but because we know that in 2002 actually expired such scenes. Not the film develops the emotions of the audience, the history does. The film picks before the events in fact, but they recovered neither artistic nor critical.

Only in one area the intention of the makers is clear: The politicians are carved into the pan. I understand that modes and wealthier manipulated and incited the masses and the opposition, but the way Chand Bujh Gaya is this is atrocious polemical. This allows the normal people to say: "Look, the politicians are to blame, we are only poor manipulated creatures!." As simple as it is really not. It has potential in hatred of the population stuck, so that something can happen at all. And before this anger and fear is not processed, it will come back to such unrest. Those looking for all the blame at the Polti core, it gets way too easy. That's why I liked the scene in which Rahul says he felt only hatred for all Muslims. This is a scene that shows that it simmers among the people - but unfortunately it is in this passage. At rest, the ministers are to blame.

The love story in Chand Bujh Gaya is staged so crudely. No chemicals, no dramaturgy. The film plods awkward in front of him and ends in front of the two-hour mark. He presumes to be musical, Love Story and political film. In just 116 minutes. Since quite a lot of important material falls away - and it shows. On the other hand, I could hardly see more material in this weak staged form. Equally bad as the directorial work is undoubtedly the spectacle. Faisal Khan, brother of Aamir Khan, is a talent-free zone.

In retrospect, it is perhaps responsible for the fact that Aamir Mela has become such a weak film. Anyway, you can only be happy when Faisal continues to rotate so few films, as he has done so far. The beautiful Shama Sikander (Patth) has at the beginning even bother with her ​​part, but grows into the role. The actors especially debutant Faraz Khan, are chalky pale. This also applies to the bit of humor. Annoying as the comedy deposits by a Sikh policeman, something funnier the dispute of the girls, which Aamir movie they want to watch.

With such cast, lame song and interchangeable staging itself degenerates the most explosive issue for deadbolt. "Chand Bujh Gaya" has something to say and offers a poignant final scene - but with all goodwill: Maybe the producers would have had to look for a few people who have an idea of ​​filmmaking before they started with the exploitation of disturbing events. And most importantly, they should bear in mind that Faisal Khan is one of the worst actors of Bollywood.

The young Nawab (local prince) sees in the Burka a pretty face and falls madly in love. But minor setback, his mother wants him to marry quickly to the daughter of his mufti because it has to go to Mecca to perform the pilgrimage in place of the lady fair exchange of services, it is responsible to marry his daughter which could certainly not remain in the sole custody of her own mother, so think.
Do not worry, the Nawab (Rehman) asks his childhood friend, Aslam (Guru Dutt) to marry the girl in its place. Zoom, marriage. We admire quickly selflessness Aslam, until he discovers the face of his young wife Jamila, and there is more to be admired Waheeda Rehman (how lucky!).

Aslam falls deeply in love with his young wife, comparing the moonlight from the 14th day (Chaudhvin Ka Chand), which seems to have a unique beauty in a song that is not less. Meanwhile, the Nawab always looking her beautiful, flanked by his friend Mirza (Johnny Walker, in his eternal role of clown). He believes the finding, marriage is decided when Aslam realizes that in fact the face that haunts his friend is none other than his own wife (and that he had to obey his mother The Nawab!).

What to do, what to do? While telling his wife and his friend? Nay, it would be too easy ... Do everything to kill his marriage, his wife cornered desperate for her to return to her mother and is again available for the Nawab? Rhooo but what a brilliant idea! (Call me a writer).


Welcome to a world where poetry transcends women slavery, as objects that are exchanged, which acquires and which is discarded without of course ask their opinion. Objects that beauty gives a price, a woman shall be considered as a precious gem we must subtract from view. Slaves whose sole purpose is to serve their husbands, regardless of the conduct or misconduct of it.

However, in Chaudhvin Ka Chand , men also are slaves. Slaves to their desires, their fantasies, their obedience to authority and to fate. The three men in history are as pitiful as each other senseless in their research: the Nawab and his quest for the unknown pure fantasy which it is his reason for living, Asman who feel guilty and tries by all means to make his wife to his friend as a toy taken inadvertently and finally Mirza whose behavior is worthy of a boy of ten, willing to do anything to be finally taken for an adult.


Even if one does not adhere to the bottom of the story or his morality, the fact remains that Chaudhvin Ka Chand is a beautiful film from the artistic point of view. We feel the "leg" of the producer Guru Dutt, very close to the director, Mohammed Sadiq, who has long been his friend and screenwriter. The image is beautiful, sober, very graphic. The director plunges us into a kind of love poem in images, whose songs are the highlights. Some melodies are enchanting, romantic, melancholic at will (special mention to Balam Milan Hoga , the wedding song for the women). Others are more cheerful, sometimes funny like the song girls Sharma Ke Yeh Kyon and those sung by Mirza, Yeh Duniya Gol Hai .

It must also pay tribute to the actors: Guru Dutt fragile man, deeply troubled, stuck in his suffering, knows how to make his moving character. Waheeda Rehman is sublime, black and white highlights the fine bones of her face, she manages to give great presence to Jamila, and although it has little opportunity to express themselves, these few scenes are crucial.

In Step outside of what we humanly can strike, the film is also interesting from a cultural point of view: less than fifteen years after the independence of India, Partition, clashes and religious exodus, it is one of few Hindi films openly located in a traditional Muslim context in Lucknow. Chaudhvin Ka Chand was a huge success at its output, with Waheeda Rehman that illuminates the film, and Ravi music which remained a must, including the title song, sung by Mohammed Rafi, color tour while rest of the film is in black and white.


Chander Pahar based on the popular novel written by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay in 1937 on an epic African adventure, is a Bengali film directed by Kamaleshwar Mukherjee and produced by Mahendra Soni and Shrikant Mohta under the banner of their production house Shree Venkatesh Films Starring Dev, Gerard Rudolf, Martin Cito Otto.
Chand Ke Paar Chalo
Kalyan Panja
4 of 5
Chander (Saahib) lives with his parents (Alok Nath, Kanu Gill) in the idyllic mountain town of Nainital. He earned money as a photograph...

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