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Nail Polish Review


Director: Bugs Bhargava Krishna

Starring: Arjun Rampal, Manav Kaul, Anand Tiwari and Rajit Kapur

Written by: Bugs Bhargava Krishna

Streaming On: Zee5

NAIL POLISH is a courtroom drama that is set in Lucknow. DCP Sunil Sachdev (Sameer Dharmadhikari), one day stumbles onto an evidence that migrant worker’s kids are being abducted, murdered with their bodies being set on fire. Investigation leads to a very unusual suspect , a former Army officer Veer Singh (Manav Kaul), who worked as an undercover spy and is now working as a coach in a sports academy. He leads a life with great reputation. Siddharth Jaisingh aka Sid (Arjun Rampal) is given an opportunity to fight the case on his behalf. His motivation of taking the case is simple; he has been offered a Rajya Sabha seat if he manages to win the case and prove Veer’s innocence. On the other hand, the state hires public prosecutor Amit Kumar (Anand Tiwari) to make sure Veer is proven guilty. Thus unfolds a courtroom drama. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

Courtroom dramas are usually very hard to pull off. The key lies in a good story and equally good execution. NAIL POLISH manages to tick both these points and more and manages to get the film right. The best part is that the director doesn’t waste time playing around the bus and gets to the point. The Way he tells the story also builds intrigue and makes you keep guessing till the end. Although you may guess it right the first time and the film may very well turn out to be predictable, but the director does a fine job of making the audience second guess as well.

Technically, the film is good. Cinematography by Deep Metkar is good. The film’s editing is fine too as not a lot of time has been wasted. The film feels crisp and clean. Production design and the costume design is authentic. The background music adds brilliantly to the mood of the film. There is no scope for music otherwise in the film. Writing has been fantastic.

There have been some top notch performances from the actors in the film. Manav Kaul as Veer Singh steals the show and is at the center of it all. He proves his versatility again with this film. Arjun Rampal has a commanding presence as Veer’s lawyer in the film who is motivated by political ambitions. He gives an impressive performance too. Rajit Kapur as Judge Kishore Bhushan gives a fine performance as well. Anand Tiwari plays his part as the prosecuting lawyer with the best of his ability but doesn’t make a mark like Rampal, maybe that is owed to the writing of the film, but anyway he makes the best of what he has been offered. The rest of the cast offer good support.

Bugs Bhargava Krishna writes, directs and executes this film brilliantly. He gets straight to the point and tells a riveting tale filled with some wonderful performances from his actors.

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