The story of The Body revolves around the body of a famous businesswoman, Maya Varma (Shobhita Dhulipala), which goes missing. The mystery is then taken over by SP Jairaj Rawal (Rishi Kapoor) who gets to the bottom of the truth. Maya’s husband, Ajay Puri (Emraan Hashmi) gets questioned by SP Jairaj Rawal and thus the story continues.
The direction and screenplay by Jeethu Joseph don’t leave a high impact on the audience. If the storyline would be stronger, maybe direction would have helped.
The songs in the movie are unnecessary. They could have avoided outing in songs in the movie like the film Badla which is the other successful remake of the Spanish movie of the same director.
Ayoob Khan could use his scissors at more places to keep the shots smaller. The Background score by Clinton Cerejo is jarring.
When we talk about the performances, Rishi Kapoor is a shining armor throughout the movie. Emraan Hashmi sleepwalks in his typical avatar. Shobhita Dhulipala’s acting is off the mark and non-convincing. Vedika, who’s a newcomer into the Bollywood industry is strictly average. Jesay Joseph fails to create desired tension in the movie.
Overall, The Body is not a plate full of good suspense and thriller that you are expecting this weekend.