Artists – Rajkumar Rao, Nusrat Bharucha, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub, Saurabh Shukla, Ella Arun
Platform – Amazon Prime Video
Chhalaang Movie Intro: In childhood, we were always taught, “You will write, you will become a Nawab, you will jump and you will be bad”. Then changed the times, changed the thinking of the people and changed the saying – “You will write, you will become a Nawab, you will jump, you will be wonderful”. Directed by Hansal Mehta, the film is a ‘leap’ between these two thinking.
This film gives a message that is important not only for the children, but also for their parents and teachers. Especially in today’s era where there is talk of giving proper recognition and respect to sports and sportspersons, it is necessary that all schools also take it positively and encourage the students. The film has a dialogue- “Everyone in our country wants their child to be Sachin Tendulkar .. daughter Saina Nehwal. But no one wants to be the father and father of Sachin and Saina.”
Chhalaang Movie story: Montu aka Mahendra Singh Hooda (Rajkummar Rao) tells his mother with tearful eyes- “Children are worried about the future, that’s why I don’t waste their time in sports.” Montu is a PT Master in a semi-government school, but Far from your responsibility He also goes out on the occasion of Valentine’s Day to kill loving couples in the area’s park, sometimes dreams of entering politics by giving speeches like leaders.
Well, a little change in his thinking comes when Neelima aka Neelu (Nusrat Bharucha) comes to teach computer in the same school. His story goes a little further when Singh Saab (Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub) comes to the school as a senior coach. The arrival of Singh Sir not only makes Montu feel responsible for his job but also changes his thinking about sports. But now Montu has to prove his ability to maintain his place in the school and the heart of Neelu, for which he takes a big step. The story of the film revolves around these characters
Chhalaang Movie Direction :Hansal Mehta has come up with a light-hearted comedy for the first time. He has put forward the message being conveyed through the film in a straightforward manner. Apart from mentioning the importance of sports for school students, gender discrimination has also been talked about. However, this story written by Luv Ranjan, Aseem Arora and Zeeshan Qadri does not show newness. Climax can be predicted right from the start. In such a situation, Hansal Mehta’s managed direction does not handle the film.
Chhalaang Movie acting: Rajkumar Rao has done five films of his career under the direction of Hansal Mehta. Therefore, the director has shown his strong sides to the best. Rajkumar has a different style of comedy, which also leaves a laugh in the face. He is cast in the character of PT Master Montu.
However he wanted to see more in sports related scenes, which has been completely ignored. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub plays the role of Singh Sir standing in front of Montu. Dialogues on his part are few, but his contribution to the story is visible. Nusrat Bharucha, Saurabh Shukla, Ila Arun, Satish Kaushik, Jatin Sharna fit into their roles. Perhaps these are all such well-known actors that in the average story, they do not seem to leave their characters loose.
music: The film has three songs, composed by Hitesh Sonic, Guru Randhawa and Honey Singh. The songs are quite average and seem to drag the film’s story out for a few minutes. Leaving the title track ‘Le Chalang’, no song is remembered after the film ends. The lyrics for this song are written by Luv Ranjan and sung by Diler Mehndi.
Technical aspect: Editing of Akiw Ali and Chetan Solanki is commendable. There are a few scenes in the film that, while predictable, leave an impact. However Climax seems to be lacking significantly. Asit Naren’s cinematography is average. Many scenes are seen – shown. At the same time, the dialogues are also weak. Despite being a team of such great actors, the film has many aspects
What good what bad:The strongest side of the film is its casting. Apart from Rajkumar Rao, Nusrat and Zeeshan, all the supporting cast have done commendable work. At the same time, what makes the film boring is the writing, which is very average. There have been many sports based films in Bollywood in the last decade, so there was a demand for a newness in a story.
See or not see:There is no newness in the story of Leap, but Hansal Mehta’s direction and Rajkumar Rao – Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub’s acting takes the film up a notch. If you like movies made on sports, then the jump can be seen. Two and a half stars to the film from Filmbeat.