‘A C.I.D style thriller…’

‘Nirdosh’’ movie review by ‘Divya Solgama’

Expectations:
Vijay Anand and Abbas Mustan are considered as India’s best directors to make murder mysteries or thrillers. There were several other film makers who ventured into this niche genre of who-done-it type of murder mysteries. Few of them were exceptionally good while some managed to survive with their concept. Along with these films, there were several film makers who churned out Hollywood clones with lesser known actors. The suspense or the screenplay in such films used to be mediocre, but still managed to hold interest of many viewers who loved this genre. ‘Nirdosh’ is the latest suspense drama with less popular actors such as Manjari Fadnis, Ashmit Patel, Maheck Chahal and Mukul Dev along with a better known face of Arbaaz Khan. Thus, let’s find out whether ‘Nirdosh’ on the basis of its content will manage to engage it’s audience or might end up being a clone of some International film.

Story:
‘Nirdosh’ is a story of a happily married couple Gautam (Ashmit Patel) and Shinaya (Manjari Fadnis). In order for the betterment of their daughter, Shinaya decides to keep a PG in their house. Shinaya short lists Adaa (Maheck Chahal), a struggling model and a actress. Shinaya’s world changes upside down and is charged for a murder. Police Inspector Lokhande (Arbaaz Khan) is assigned to get a confession from Shinaya. What happens next is what the entire film is all.

Screenplay & Technical Details:
The story is simple and nothing great. The suspense drama also is not of top notch or tensed. But, the screenplay has enough ingredients to hold up.your interest in the film. The treatment and presentation might be bit low or at times over melodramatic but still manages to engage you. The movie takes lot of time to establish the plot line. It only picks up in the middle portion and that too due to the drama attached. The affair part or even the blackmailing part seemed bit childish and unconvincing. The second half gets diluted due to additional side tracks and over stretched dramatic scenes. These scenes should have been sharply edited and not presented in the form of soap opera TV serials. The finale track lacked the hardship and ends suddenly. Though, the mild twist in the finale is good and acts as a mild savior. Arbaaz Khan’s heroic dialogues are unintentionally funny and trashy at times. The cinematography is not up to the mark and seems tackyin several places.

Music:
The music is average with songs such as ‘Saiyaare’ and ‘Barf Si’. The same goes for the background music, which at times is bit loud.

Direction:
The directors seems to be highly inspired from popular TV serial ‘C.I.D’ and one could see the direct inspiration in this movie. The actors are loud and over the top. The screenplay is stretched and the finale seems to have a forced twist. Luckily, the twist might work for the masses who like such films. Also, some portions of the screenplay are engaging due to which the movie ends up being a fair watch. Sadly, the technical aspects are terrible and dilutes the whole impact.

Performances:
Arbaaz Khan keeps mouthing heroic dialogues which suits actors such as Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar or Ajay Devgn. Manjari Fadnis looks beautiful and does her part with total grace. Ashmit Patel is decent in his part. Maheck Chahal looks glamorous and slides easily in her character. Mukul Dev adds the interest factor in the film. His track is the best of all the tracks.

Final Verdict:
So on an overall basis, ‘Nirdosh’ is not a Abbas Mustan styled tight nail biting thriller. but will suffice as a C.I.D styled thriller for the masses and fans of that T.V serial.

Rating – 2.5/5