Main Aur Charles New Movie Reviews
Main Aur Charles is based on the story of Charles Sobhraj(randeep hooda) who rose to fame in the early 80s and came to be known as the ‘Bikini killer’.Charles approach was to became friend of his victims, mainly foreign tourists who moved across Thailand, Goa and Nepal like hippie,he drug them and steal their passports.In starting Sobhraj’s escape from Thailand after killing one tourist who is found dead ashore. Sobhraj’s infamous 1986 jail break from Delhi. His co-conspirators in the jail break, Robert (Alex O Nell), a jail-mate from London who is caught for drug peddling and a young criminal law student Meera Sharma (Richa Chaddha) are seen spilling their story of meeting Charles. is the anchor who is telling the story and hence the ‘Main Aur Charles’. Disgusted with the attitude of the media of making Sobhraj a cult hero instead of a villain, Kanth is seen venting out frustrations even when his wife (Tisca Chopra) questions about Charles’ talked-about intelligence. By the end of this film, Charles (real man) who is currently lodged in a Kathmandu prison is given celebrity status.
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Main Aur Charles 1st Day Box Office Collection
Rs. 9 Crore.
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Main Aur Charles is a film without songs although it has a remix of Jab chhaye mera jadoo koi bachh na paaye (Lootmaar, 1980) lip-synched by a cabaret performer in a Bombay nightclub – an indication of the period the film is set in.Another cinematic reference later in the film alludes to Fritz Lang’s expressionist Metropolis, which ‘movie lover’ Charles describes as “Hitler’s favourite film’. That is no mean detour for a Bollywood thriller.The supporting cast, which includes Tisca Chopra in the role of Amod Kanth’s wife and Vipin Sharma as a compromised jailor, do their bit for the drama. Bollywood biopics usually tend to be horrendously bloated and overwrought. Main Aur Charles is anything but.If that isn’t enough of an incentive, watch it for Randeep Hooda’s alluring French drawl and Adil Hussain’s sturdy presence.
it was the kind of astoundingly brazen ‘kaand’ whose reverberations were felt in the system for a long time. Hussain tries hard, but is left to flounder: he fulminates too much, as opposed to the real-life Kanth who went after the real-life Sobhraj with the kind of dogged, smart approach that finally nailed the man. The reel representation is all jumbled surface, with very little going on underneath: What made this man tick? The film gives us no answers. Randeep Hooda has it. He needed a better film.
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Prawaal Raman does a commendable job of recreating the 60s-70s. He also gets his protagonist’s physicality and smugness bang on. Working on a wafer-thin account given to him by the real-life Delhi cop, Amod Kanth, Raman still manages to infuse life (at least partly) into this film and into the life of the notorious killer.
Not that we need it. Charles is the only ladykiller we know, and we remain fascinated. And despite the character having Mein Kampf on his shelf and showing fellow prisoners Fritz Lang’s Metropolis — “Hitler’s favourite film” — it should be remembered that the ‘Charles’ in his name came from a Chaplin impression he used to do back in the day. (Or, at least, that’s how the story goes.)
Technically the movie gives you a unique style of cinematography, with interesting play of lights, but that’s clearly not enough. Your interest starts waning after a point as you start losing track of what’s happening as the director takes you too often on a giddy trip of different timelines. The movie is all style and very little soul. And that’s a disappointment as it attempted to tell a really fascinating story of a mastermind. But do watch it, if only for Hooda.