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Review: Wajah Tum Ho

Banner: T-Series Films

Producer: T-Series Films

Director: Vishal Pandya

Cast: Sana Khan, Sharman Joshi, Rajniesh Duggal, Gurmeet Choudhary, Himmanshoo Malhotra, Prarthana Behere

Writers: Vishal Pandya (story & screenplay), Sameer Arrora (story & screenplay), Virag Mishra (dialogues)

Music: Mithoon, Meet Bros, Gourav Roshin, Abhijit Vaghani

wajah-tum-ho_147849225900Banner: T-Series Films

Producer: T-Series Films

Director: Vishal Pandya

Cast: Sana Khan, Sharman Joshi, Rajniesh Duggal, Gurmeet Choudhary, Himmanshoo Malhotra, Prarthana Behere

Writers: Vishal Pandya (story & screenplay), Sameer Arrora (story & screenplay), Virag Mishra (dialogues)

Music: Mithoon, Meet Bros, Gourav Roshin, Abhijit Vaghani

The litmus test for a thriller is to hold the audience’s undivided attention from the very beginning. So let’s not mince words – this film is a crashing bore.

The film starts on one fateful night, when the corrupt and lecherous ACP Sarnaik gets murdered and his death is telecast on a leading TV channel, GTC, owned by Rahul Oberoi (Rajniesh Duggal). A man hacks into the channel’s network, showing the murder live. The police officer in charge, Kabir Deshmukh (Sharman Joshi), starts investigating the case and Oberoi, being the owner of the channel, becomes the prime suspect.

Siya (Sana Khan), who works as the legal head of Oberoi’s company, comes to his rescue. Fighting this case against Siya on behalf of the state is Ranveer (Gurmeet Chaudhary), who also happens to be Siya’s boyfriend.

Soon, another victim, Karan (Himmanshoo Malhotra), who is a real estate magnate and Oberoi’s ex-business partner, too is killed and his death is broadcast in the same way. The next target is Oberoi himself. Now officer Deshmukh and Oberoi must find out how the two victims and Oberoi are connected. How the film unfolds further forms the crux of the story.

Director Vishal Pandya fails to weave together an interesting narrative. Although the first half is reasonable, the film disappoints post-interval. And the climax is utterly ridiculous.

There are some glaring flaws in the script, including unnecessary scenes and others that are stretched. None of these drive the story forward nor make the film gripping. The script also calls for too many cinematic liberties and the dialogue is also repetitive. While the basic concept of the film is fascinating, this film fails on execution. Such a missed opportunity!

Director Vishal Pandya should have sketched the characters and the narrative in much more depth. Worse, the dialogue in some places appears inappropriately funny whereas the corresponding scene is meant to be serious.  

The music is the only thing that works for the film but the placement of each song in the narrative jars. Background score is apt. Costumes and locations are all right. Editing by Manish More is okay. With a runtime of 136 minutes, the film is well balanced across both halves. Cinematography by Prakash Kutty is decent.

Performance-wise, Sana Khan plays her part with an amateurish approach. Neither her dialogue delivery, nor presence on screen, impress. Sharman Joshi takes on his character in right earnest but his portrayal is marred by a mediocre script. Rajniesh Duggal justifies his part and plays it with the flamboyance called for by the role. Gurmeet Choudhary is good and plays his part with conviction. Himmanshoo Malhotra is just about average. Prarthana Behere is notable. The rest of the supporting cast justifies their respective roles.

Verdict: Never mind!

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