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‘Chup!’ movie review: R. Balki’s thriller has its moments, but falls short of zipping up the critics
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‘Chup!’ movie review: R. Balki’s thriller has its moments, but falls short of zipping up the critics

Despite Dulquer Salmaan and Shreya Dhanwanthary in fine form, the primary conceit of 'Chup' doesn't hold, and the smart wordplay and topical observations start feeling superficial Despite Dulquer Salmaan and Shreya Dhanwanthary in fine form, the primary conceit of 'Chup' doesn't hold, and the smart wordplay and topical observations start feeling superficial Writer-director R. Balki has a knack for finding flourishing premises and dressing them with technicales and sharp observations on society and its hypocrisies. But, usually, after an engrossing build-up, his customized vehicles get stuck in the gear of self-awareness. Chup is no different.It is not a surprise that Kagaz Ke Phool, one of the brightest examples of self-reflection in world cinema, serves the plot of his crime thr...