Movie Review Of "Tina Ki Chaabi"

The film tells the story of a group of people who find themselves in situations that threaten their survival, and as they try to get out of their respective messes, greed and karma take over, hurling them together into situations that border on the ridiculous in this caper comedy.

It all starts when “Cochin Hanifa” a Bangkok, Thailand based Indian gangster sends his reluctant gangster son – “Junior Hanifa” to collect unpaid dues from various people in Kolkata, India while at the same time, a young woman, Tina our protagonist, gets news of her father Michael’s untimely death while in hiding overseas.

Michael has left Tina an inheritance: 50million rupees, in the form of raw diamonds, in a train station locker in Bangkok.

These two seemingly unrelated events act as catalyst and set in motion a series of events that will ultimately change the lives of all the characters. Of course, Tina is a gambler and also owes money to the Hanifa’s.

Set in Tangra (Kolkata) the only true “China Town” in India, three people, namely – Tina, Basu & Teddy will soon discover that when you owe money to Hanifa, you can run but you cannot hide.

And when ‘Junior’ comes calling, the wily Basu and Teddy, back-stabbing ex-employees of Tina’s father, Michael, know that there is up and that they better have the money or else!

 Tony, a small time crook and gangland “informer” par excellence, informs the dos of Tina’s inheritance and both Basu and Teddy realize that the key to all their problems lies with Tina and the KEY to the locker!!
And thus begins the quest for Tina’s key.

An innocent doctor, Jag Prag Singh, a man seeking answers to add meaning to his otherwise empty life, also gets pulled into the rollercoaster ride and in this riotous and hilarious journey, Tina and Prag’s paths collide.

They find themselves working as a team due to circumstances, dodging not only Teddy and Basu but also the ultimate villain Hanifa to get her inheritance. As well as finding answers to their questions on life in general.

And just when it seems that things could not get any worst, ‘Junior’ is accidentally killed and this males events spiral out of everyone’s and anyone’s control, in a cascading series of darkly hilarious encounters.