Certificate: A

Director: Rajiv S. Ruia

Starring: Yashi Kapoor & Rahul Sharma

Written by: Ram Patil & Rajiv S. Ruia

X RAY: THE INNER IMAGE is a psychological thriller which takes place over the period of a night. One night, Vishal (Rahul Sharma), drops plans to go out with his family and decides to spend some time alone at home. After sometime, he is disturbed by a stranger at his door, Yashi (Yashika Kapoor). It is kinda late at night and her car had broken down near his bungalow and approached his house to seek his help. While he agreed to help her, he was at the same time completely smitten by her. He invites her to stay over at his place, since it is raining heavily and it is a hard task to locate a mechanic. But soon, he expresses his love towards her and proposes her, but things take a bad turn when she rejects his proposal. He starts taking more aggressive means of trying to win her over. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

The plot of the film is thin and there isn’t much to go on. But the writers and the makers do manage to conjure a story which is gripping and keeps you hooked for a decent amount of time. The story, although is quite clichéd and sometimes, the scenes seem repetitive and becomes tedious after a while. Some scenes just sort of make you uncomfortable, and if that is what the makers aimed for then they have achieved that.

Technically the film is decent. Cinematography by Javed Ahtasham is good in places. Editing by Komal Varma is average but makes you wonder, if he could have done something about the length and the repetitive scenes, made it a better watch overall. Music in the film is not so special. The production design and costume design is fine. The plot could have thickened more and there was also room for improving the script.

Performance wise, both the debutants Rahul Sharma and Yashika Kapoor have given sincere performances and do their best. The rest of the cast offer able support.

Director gives his best but is let down by the script and also he should have done better and avoided letting the film be repetitive.

1.5

At the box-office

The film is a non-starter.

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