The story begins on a very happy note, where husband Reality Sinha (R Madhavan) is enjoying romantic moments with his estranged wife Sanchi (Khushali Kumar), but soon their relationship turns sour and their marriage divorces. reaches the brink. One day a fierce fight ensues between the two and when Reality is returning home from work, he learns that his wife has been made hostess in his house by the dreaded terrorist Gul (Aparshakti Khurana). The police officer, who came to solve this terrorist attack, tells the truth to ACP Harishchandra Malik that his wife is suffering from mental illness. He reveals that Sanchi suffers from a personality disorder where she creates fantasies about reality and justifies them.
Sanchi, a prisoner of terrorist Gul in her own house, tells Gul that her husband, Reality, is having an affair with Sanchi’s psychologist and together they are giving her drugs to drive her insane. Similarly, the story proceeds with two versions of the characters and both the versions are contradictory. For example, the ACP says that Gul is a ruthless terrorist, but Gul tells Sanchi that he was a modest courier boy who came from Kashmir to earn money, but was framed as a terrorist by his uncle. Sanchi tries to take advantage of Gul by tying her in her infatuation, but Gul falls in love with her and in this affair he forgets his real purpose. Now who is telling the truth and who is lying, one has to watch the film.
Director Kuki Gulati’s film does not impress especially in the first half, but the story gains momentum after the interval. A large part of the film is filmed at the same location, so many scenes feel repetitive. Different versions of characters are interesting and they prove helpful in increasing the suspense of the film, although the director should have worked hard to develop the characters. The childish shortcomings of the film are lost, such as Sanchi’s first meeting with Gul, Madhavan’s South Scene in South Mumbai, etc. Editing lacks agility. The twist of the climax is predictable despite being interesting. In the music of Tanishq Bagchi, the remix of ‘Tu Banke Hawa’ and ‘Jubi Jubi’ is attractive.
In the role of Gul, Aparshakti Khurana displays immense power in his acting. He has masterfully completed his role with a Kashmiri accent. As the debutante, Khushali plays a psychopath who is sensual and devious. She weighs in the moment, then proves to be Masha in the moment. Khushali has taken over this role. R Madhavan has been good, but a capable actor like him could have given a different color to the character. Darshan Kumaar’s arrogance in the role of a cop is very visible. The twist of the climax associated with him is interesting.
Amongst many virtues the team Dhokha Round D Corner might have, logic is certainly not on the list. Because the biggest thing that lacks here is logic and its application. If the definition of entertainment is rapidly turning into ‘leave your brains at home’ or ‘this is suspension of disbelief’ we need to sit and reassess our choices as a fraternity. Because vanilla scripts sold as top-notch thrillers and backed by noteworthy names are the biggest Dhokha with the audience.
Written by Kookie, the filmmaker has lately decided to be as lenient as possible. His approach to every single story he is touch right now is to oversimplify it to a point where it seems pointless. Be it his last movie The Big Bull or this latest thriller, he likes to dilute his material, characters, and arcs so much that they don’t stay interesting at all. And that results in a 2-hour long tasteless episode of banal characters who are nothing more than caricatures who are doing things that are of no interest.
Aparshakti Khurana trying to save a lost battle and the runtime that saves the audience a bit.
The lack of responsible people on board to greenlit good scripts. There is an abundance of ignorance and a whole lot of money wasted in telling a bad story.I say this in a very few reviews, stay in there and scroll through Instagram reels. They have much more to offer than this movie. If you have no other option, you can subject yourself to this but I don’t think you have reached that dead end yet.
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