While I wasn’t as taken back by this release as I was by Once Upon a Warrior, Do Dooni Chaar is still a good flick, and one that the entire family can watch.
As with the other 2 Disney World Cinema movies that were released on July 26th, this is Indian cinema presented in the original Hindi (no overdubbing voices) so unless you know Hindi, you’ll need to be sure to go and turn on the subtitles before watching.
This movie is centered around a family’s struggle with finances and the need for a car (which they do not presently own) as well as doing the right thing for self and family.
Younger kids probably won’t easily be able to follow the story (and could have a hard time with the sub titling) and I would say this is more appropriate for teen through adult.
I think one of the most entertaining aspects of this movie was the lyrics to the various songs through out the film. At times, I was rolling with laughter over the sheer hilarity of the lyrics! I’m not sure if it’s due to a “literal” translation from Hindi to English, or if the songs were simply written that way, but I feel it’s the songs that really kept me entertained and involved throughout what would be considered an otherwise dull story.
This one’s rated PG and has a total run time of 111 minutes.
Life can be tough for an honest, principled school teacher Santosh Duggal. He’s constantly coping with the demands of his family versus his ever-decreasing salary. His teenage daughter is an independent rebel. His ambitious son is involved in illegal gambling. His wife has a taste for the finer things in life. They’re just a typical, middle-class dysfunctional family. When the Duggal family decides follow their dream and upgrade from a scooter to a car, they embark on a roller-coaster ride filled with chaos, laughter and ultimately, the true meaning of family.