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Chup Movie Review: Dulquer Salmaan Shines In This Edge Of The Seat Thriller Film

Chup will hit the big screen on Friday. There was a special screening for Public and here is the public review of the film.

  • Direction
  • Story
  • Screenplay
  • Performances
  • Background Score

Chup Movie Review: Chup Revenge Of The Artist starring Dulquer Salmaan, and Sunny Deol in the lead role will hit the screens on Friday. A special free screening for the film was held on 20th September 2022 for the public. Before we move to the audience review of the film here is some important information about the film.


Chup Movie Crew:

Director – R. Balki

Writer – R. Balki

Screenplay – R. Balki, Raja Sen, Rishi Virmani

Producer – Rakesh Jhunjunwala, Jayantilal Gada, Anil Naidu, Gauri Shinde

Music – Amit Pant

Distributor – Pen Movies


Chup Movie Cast:

Sunny Deol

Dulquer Salmaan

Shreya Dhanwanthary

Pooja Bhatt


Chup Movie Audience Review: Story

The story of the film revolves around a serial killer who targets film critics. The film depicts the pain of an artist who suffers from “wrong criticism”. R Balki brings yet another out-of-the-box movie to the audience. We don’t provide spoilers so we won’t disclose more information on the story.


Chup Movie Audience Review: Direction

While the trailer cut was intriguing, I was worried about how the subject would be handled as such a topic could easily go into the โ€œspoofโ€ genre.ย But to our surprise, the film is beautifully scripted with logical justifications. At no point, I felt that I have to keep my mind at home while watching this thriller! R Balki is truly a cinema buff & has done a very good job as a director in the film.


Chup Movie Audience Review: Screenplay

Unlike thriller films where comedy is used as a filler in the screenplay, Chup uses comedy in the narrative itself without going โ€œoutโ€ of the script. It uses subtle references to the theme & situational comedy which fits smoothly and aids the narrative. As an entire movie experience, the first half is excellent and like all other Bollywood films, it faces the curse of the second half. It felt a little bit stretched especially the last 10 mins โ€œafterโ€ the climax which was redundant. Thanks to the gripping screenplay by R. Balki that will keep you at the edge of your seat till the end & you will feel curious that what will happen next.


Chup Movie Audience Review: Music

Special mention to the BGM tune used throughout โ€“ which is also present in the trailer. Amit Pant’s background score is impressive and pleasing to hear throughout the film. The songs of the film are passable.


Chup Movie Audience Review: Performances

As far as performances are concerned, Dulquerย  Salmaan owns the show. His range is commendable especially after watching Sita Ramam. We were pleasantly surprised to watch Sunny Deol on-screen in a character that is not larger than life. We must say his screen presence is superlative and less talked about! Unfortunately, he doesnโ€™t have much scope in the film. The rest of the other actors played their parts well.


Chup Movie Audience Review: Final Verdict

Overall Chup is an edge-of-seat thriller film that should be watched for the impressive performances of the cast & interesting plot of the film. However, the film could have been shortened by 10-15 mins and less stretched in the second half of the film after the climax. The film definitely deserves a watch for its novelty concept & will attract the audience from this genre.

The film will hit the screen on national cinema day and has a bumper advance booking already. The tickets will be sold for Rs. 75 on the 22nd of September at all the leading multiplexes & theaters in the country.

This review is by:

CA Karan Shah

Twitter – @karansh96

Instagram – karanshah_17

He watched the movie on 20th September, 2022 at PVR Icon, Versova


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