Kartik Aaryan plays Dr Freddy Ginwala, a 28-year-old loner dentist. He has been active on matrimonial website Meri Shaadi.com for five years just to find himself a ‘soulmate’. Alaya F acts as Kainaaz Irani, who is fixed in a physically abusive relationship with Rustom (Sajjad Delafrooz). Freddy falls for her when she comes to his clinic and believes he must rescue her. His hobby is to paint miniature planes and has a pet tortoise called Hardy.
Film is full of decent acts except the male lead. Kartik never looks comfortable despite trying his best in this grey character. Especially the kind of haunting image he wants to portray in second hour falls flat. Alaya F shines bright as this is another confident outing after Jawaani Jaaneman. Sajjad Delafrooz (Raymond) looks the part and decent. Rest of actors are also good.
Technical Aspects :
Film suffers with bad music by Pritam as if he knew it will be an OTT release and delivers his worst album in recent times. Background score by Clinton Cerejo is below par and we really need good new technicians in this field.
Ayananka Bose’s cinematography is fitting. Adita Bali’s production design is inconsistent. Amritpal Singh’s action is average. Aki Narula’s costumes are too flimsy at places. Redefine’s VFX is laughable m in the balloon scene and Chandan Arora’s editing is good.
Final Verdict :
Film is very wannabe western thriller and there is no harm doing it. But it suffers with wrong casting and inconsistent film making. Writing is so cliche – introvert with troubled past ranging from date gone wrong to mean society. Parsi community settings are so cliche that Saif Ali from Being Cyrus can come back for revenge.
Writers need crash course in writing one sentence which is novel and not cliche. This is strictly below par watch and surely makers/platform will announce record views and its success.
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