(Anil Kapoor) is a criminal lawyer based in London. He thrives on
winning his court cases and when he does, he likes to let everyone
(Sushma Reddy), is a journalist who works for a newspaper called
The Indian Tribune. She uncovers the story of two Indians
residing in London involved in terrorist activities.
she decides to get more details but later makes a complete U-turn
by helping these people.
two culprits under question are Tanushree Dutta and Irrfan Khan.
order to help these guys, Monsoon seeks the help of his close friend
Krishna who agrees to take on their case.
here on, the film goes into flashbacks as these two people tell
their side of the story on what had actually happened.
these two characters were part of a music group comprising of Emraan
Hashmi, Suniel Shetty and Arshad Warsi.
they got themselves in this mess in the first instance forms the
crux of this film.
film title, Chocolate, means 'illegal goods' in the context
of the film's storyline and this is investigated by Krishna who
finds the plot getting thicker as he discovers more lies. . .
is a fast-paced thriller which keeps you on the edge of your
seat until the end of the last reel.
Kapoor's performance is excellent as the lawyer trying to find the
truth, while Irrfan Khan, Emraan, Suniel and Arshad Warsi are equally
Dutta is likable, although Sushma Reddy's character as a journalist
is just about convincing.
both need to improve their acting skills which will happen with
time and experience as they get more roles in future projects.
Chocolate has the 'Hollywood look' and one wonders whether
this film was meant for a crossover audience. Worth watching if
you fancy something different from the Bollywood norm.
by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Shropshire Bollywood