Directed By: Akarsh Khurana
Starring: Sumeet Vyas, Mantra Mugdh, Sonnalli Seygall, Kumud Mishra, Sarthak Kakar, Muzamil Qureshi and Natasha Rastogi
Story: Adhir Bhatt
Phantom Productions HIGH JACK is a 102.27 minute film which lacks fun though being a comedy film. What happens when a Androgynous air hostess (Chaitanya Shrma), a female pilot (Sonnalli Seygall), a struggling DJ Rakesh who is carrying drugs along with him, a sexually stimulated Mr. & Mrs. Taneja played by Kumud Mishra and Natasha Rastogi, a Cricketer (Priyanshu Painyuli) who is accused of match fixing and then there is Parth (Taaruk Raina) a nerd guy who all travel though a Udan airline flight which is about to get shut down and has not paid the salary of its employees for last six months and hence the four employees Vineet (Mantra Mugdh) Head of Security, Taikom (Muzamil Qureshi) Accountant, Nakul (Sarthak Kakar) It guy and Dheeraj (Sarang Sathye) HR person decide to high jack the plane which has the airline owner’s gold in it to teach him a lesson. But the passengers give them a hard time by asking various questions like what is their motive to name of their group etc. The film takes a shift when all the passengers’ accidently get’s high on drugs. The film repeats the same kind of joke again and again and it lacks a lot of funny one liners and the character of Boloram Das who keeps on watching films on his IPAD tries to make us laugh with his one liners but one wonder what was the need of that character.
Technically the film is okay, most part of the film is shot in a plane hence the cinematographer didn’t have much to capture through his camera lens and he does a good work. Music is good, it goes with the film very well. Editing is fine.
Performance wise Sumeet Vyas is amazing, he portrays the role of a worried DJ who is forced to carry Drugs very well and he is a delight to watch and makes us laugh with his facial expression, on the other hand Kumud Mishra as Mr. Taneja a person who hates Pakistan and flirts with younger girls is fun to watch, along with them there is Mantra Mugdh who also plays his part well and Natasha Rastogi also plays her character of an old lady getting high and trying close to DJ Rakesh nicely. Overall all play their part well but due to the lack of good script they don’t have much to do.
Director Akarsh Khurana does not hit the bull’s eye with this one; he fails to create a good satire on political and social issues. Neither the film is a dark comedy or a good funny satire.