Story: The whodunit murder mystery is based on sex, lies, underworld and the trademark of Dev Anand films – corruption. The story is about Bollywood industry’s nexus with a terrorist Sultanbhai played by Naseeruddin Shah. To fulfill his lover Maria’s (Riya Sen) dream of becoming a Bollywood star, Sultanbhai orders a director (Jackie Shroff) to cast Maria as the leading lady. Jackie complies with the diktat and this causes him to sideline his previously hit-delivering actress Minnie Singh (Divya Dutta). With several series of twists and turns, the plot switches to a murder mystery when Minnie Singh is killed. Now, the onus of solving the crime falls on Gambhir Singh (Dev Anand), an ex-high profile policeman. Story Treatment: The writer still lurks in the late eighties when such thrillers could strike a chord with the audience. Not only is the story treatment bad, the writer shows no mercy on the audience and to the basic storyline. The intimate scenes are sleazy, to say the least. To cut the long story short, Chargesheet keeps the audience on the edges of their seats, just so they could walk out of the theatre. Star Cast: The hero of the film, the ever righteous protagonist Dev Anand returns to screen once again with his new film Chargesheet. In the times when people yearn to see a twist in the script, Chargesheet comes with several twists – few digestible, others totally unwanted. Naseeruddin Shah, Divya Dutta and Jackie Shroff, three actors who are known for power-packed performances, refuse to get into the skin of their characters this time. In short, you will be stunned to see their degraded performance. The new comers have tried to bring life to their characters, but their efforts are heinously massacred with poor characterisation. Direction: The legendary Dev saab is still a hero for a large number of fans, but lately, his movies have been nothing less than a torture. The directorial techniques used in the film have been long abandoned by the Bollywood fraternity as well as the audience. Yet, like all his recent movies, Dev Anand rises from the ashes to be the “real” hero in the movie. Dialogue/cinematography/music: Nothing worthwhile to mention here. The dialogues written for character-building are far from what was necessary. In fact, the effort of adding suspense and drama through dialogues is too evident. Music, like the film, is not peppy enough, and fails to hold your attention, strictly to be forgotten. 3ups and down: The movie will leave you amazed at the total miscalculation of Warner Bros to be associated with this venture! With so many faults, already been narrated above, the only good thing is Dev Anand’s unmatched energy and endeavour to play the protagonist even at this age. Go for the movie only if you are a die-hard Dev Anand fan.