A nice guy who doesn’t have a brain and a bad guy in a gorilla suit, who are together in a truck, what will happen? A miserable movie. ‘Hello Charlie’ is directed by Pankaj Saraswat and stars Aadar Jain, Jackie Shroff, Shhloka Pandit, Rajpal Yadav, and Elnaaz Norouzi. The producers of the movie are Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The movie released on 9th April on the OTT platform Amazon Prime. The makers failed to make the old-school comedy that they were trying to make and disappointed the audience. This is the kind of comedy movie where you won’t find any scene funny enough.
Hello Charlie only gained an audience because of the direct release on the OTT platform, and people are watching it just for the sake of little comedy in the time of curfew. The movie didn’t excel. The plot is quite simple, It’s just about a billionaire who is a fraud named MD Makwana played by Jackie Shroff who’s trying to flee away from the country. His girlfriend played by Elnaaz Norouzi plans out a way to help him and how is she going to do it? Disguising him as a gorilla and plans to transport him to Diu like a gorilla from where he can escape. The lead of the film, Chirag Rastogi also known as Charlie which is played by Aadar Jain. Charlie behaves like an idiot from Indore who clearly doesn’t know the difference between a real gorilla and a gorilla suit. He needs to pay off 15 lakh rupees back and goes to his Mamaji. He recently moved to Mumbai so that he can earn money to pay off his late father’s loan so he takes up the job of a truck driver. Well, Makwana in the disguise of a gorilla ends up in Charlie’s truck to be transported. Charlie has no idea that he is transporting a fugitive, who is an industrialist and has done a 4000-crore bank fraud. There’s also another element of romance but didn’t leave a good impression.
In Bollywood, we have a lot of movies that do not have a very witty sense of humor. Only certain movies can pull it off like Andaaz Apna Apna, Dhamaal, Hera Pheri, and many more. Such movies tend to make the audience laugh even without having any logic. But Hello Charlie happens to have no laugh and no logic. There are unnecessary characters inserted in the story like Makwana’s girlfriend - model Mona, Padma, who’s a dancer who saves charlie on the way. All she did was perform an item dance. Then characters like the greedy circus owner Paul, a drunk vet, the forest ranger Solee were put in for no reason. They even added a real gorilla who has escaped from the zoo, who’s really smart. But no effort was put in to write the story, they just added the very basic things that have already been there and shown nothing new. The comedy is too forced. Well, the movie is a one-time watch if you really have nothing to do, then you can go for it!