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Chal Chalein

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Release Date

07 Aug 2009
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Making an effective film that makes a social statement is a task which not many are able to master. It either creates ripples like Taare Zameen Par or goes horribly wrong. Chal Chalein attempts to tackle a new and interesting topic - parental pressure on children - but doesn't make much of an impact due to reasons... First being that the writer goes overboard and creates a non-believable situation.

Second, the screenplay is repetitive in the first half. Post-interval too, once the court sessions start, it's repetitive again. The fare moves along at snail's pace. The biggest drawback is that the climax tries hard to throw a hard punch, but comes across as disarranged.

A group of eight boys and girls studying in the eleventh standard, playful, witty, yet rational are jolted when one of their friends Navneet commits suicide because of his parent's [Rati Agnihotri and Kanwaljeet Singh] pressure, as he is interested in literature, but his father wants to see him as an engineer. The friends are worried about children committing suicide. They decide to do something to stop the suicides: They start a movement against parents and government.

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