BY REEMA CHHABDA
The Girl On The Train is an official adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ 2015 bestseller, The Girl On The Train. The film released today at 1.30 pm on Netflix. The film stars Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari, and Avinash Tiwary in pivotal roles.
The story of the film revolves around an alcoholic woman, Mira donned by Parineeti who confusingly gets involved in a murder investigation of Nusrat (Aditi Rao Hydari). Mira is a lawyer who now shares a hate relationship with her ex-husband, Shekhar played by Avinash Tiwary. The murder investigation is headed by Kaur (Kirti Kulhari).
Deeply resentful of Shekhar’s second marriage, Mira drinks in sadness and becomes an alcoholic.
I don’t want to give out the plot more, and you must experience so let’s jump into performances.
The Girl On The Train has many talented actors in the supporting cast but not everyone has been utilized to their potential.
It is the expressions and emotions that take center stage when it comes to Parineeti Chopra’s character and she nailed it. While she looks breathtaking in this one, it’s her performance that will make the fans super happy.
Aditi Rao Hydari is always a treat to watch but in this one, she did not take up a lot of screen time, however, she mostly had confused expression in most of her scenes.
Kriti Kulhari as the policewoman could do a lot more than this, however, there are very few scenes in which she shines out in this one.
Avinash Tiwary is the zen point in the film. A silent performer who manages to bring the mystery and when it is revealed, be ready.
Ribhu Dasgupta has done a fine job as a director and has managed to make the film a pleasant watch. However, no thrilling experiences through direction have been added to the film to make it exciting.
Music is tuned in at the right time to create the maximum effect and it works in the film’s favor.
Overall, The Girl On The Train is very much watchable for some amazing performances and some twists and turns. Though don’t watch it with high expectations.