Aloo Chaat is just like the roadside Indian fast food it is named after – tangy, tasty and kind of naughty.Robby Grewal’s film, set completely in Delhi, is a simplified tale of a pair of loversâ€™ overcoming of religious divisions, but it is quite a fun journey for the viewer.The film, like many predecessors with well-meaning subjects that lost their way through multiple songs interjected unimaginatively at crucial moments of story telling, but to the credit of Grewal (whose debut film Samay – When Time Strikes was an interesting thriller), he sticks to the storyline with a firm grip, letting his screenplay do the talking.
Cast: Aftab Shivdasani, Aamna Shariff, Linda Arsenio
Aloo Chaat, as its very name suggests, has been based around the perplexing situation being faced by Nikhil (Aftab Shivdasani).A part of a Punjabi family, living in the capital city of Delhi, he has just returned from US.In the States, where he went to complete his studies, Nikhil met a girl (Aamna Shariff) and fell in love with her.Now, as he comes to India for a vacation, his parents start showing him Punjabi girls for wedding, since he is now of marriageable age.Having an orthodox background and known for a bad temperament, Nikhil’s father Purshottam (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) is sure to be against his love marriage.
Hesitant to tell his parents about the love of his life, Nikhil decides to approach his father’s best friend Hakim (Manoj Pahwa). Hakim is a sexologist by profession and is the only person who can convince Purshottam. Nikhil and Hakim hatch a plot, as per which they would bring Nikhil’s girlfriend into the family. However, standing as hurdles in the plot are Chhdami mama (Sanjay Mishra), Beeji (Dolly Ahluwalia) and Seeto (Meenakshi). As the story moves ahead, it becomes spicy and full of ‘masala’, just like an aloo chat. Will the plot be successful or will Nikhil lose his lady love? The questions will be answered soon.
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