Certificate: U/A

Story and Director: Abhay Chopra

Starring: Sidharth Malhotra, Akshaye Khanna, Sonakshi Sinha

Screenplay: Abhay Chopra, Shreyas Jain, Nikhil Mehrotra

Dialogue: Abhay Chopra, Shreyas Jain, Nikhil Mehrotra

Music: Tanishk Bagchi

Everyone was expecting the film to be a remake of the 1969 thriller of the same name directed by Yash Chopra starring Rajesh Khanna and Nanda but director Abhay Chopra has delivered a surprise by taking the story and changing the climax and making it a Rashoman and Mohan Sehgal’s Saajan like thriller with many theories to two murders, one of Vikram’s  wife Catherine and then Maya (Sonakshi Sinha) in whose house Vikram seeks refuge after the police are after him to arrest him for the murder of his wife. Then starts a cat and mouse game but the stern stoic inspector Dev (Akshaye Khanna) gets to the bottom of the crimes but learns late that he has been fooled by the real murderer. That is the twist in the climax of the film which makes the film really watchable. The whole film happens in the time span of three days and with a motif of incessant rains which is really impressive. Sidharth Malhotra delivers the most impressive performance of his career yet. Sonakshi Sinha is very good as the believable wife Maya.  Akshaye Khanna is as the cop is really good to watch again. Ajay Jadhav as the constable draws in the laughs and provides the relief. Mandira Bedi shines in a cameo. The rest of the cast is adequate. The cinematography has been shot in dark colors with dark contours and dark lighting. It’s very relevant to the theme of the film. There is no scope for songs. The background score is effective, not too loud. The precise detailed script is the formidable part of the film. The editing is fluid.  A really enjoyable murder mystery-thriller.

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