Undoubtedly the most underrated cult masterpiece suspense thriller of Indian cinema which you can put in competition with any of Alfred Hitchcock classics. I’ve watched it in theatre two years ago and till day I have watched it three or four times. For me it’s not suspense which is the only solid thing about this film but overall feel of the film which is captivating. Name any technical department of the thriller film making –plot, setting, narration, screenplay, characters, performances, editing, background score or camera work; everything is just meticulous and in perfect proportion.
Watch the introduction of every gang members and it gives you the feel of something extraordinary. And for this all praise must goes to thriller's new face- Director & story writer Sriram Raghvan who gave us one finest thriller earlier ‘Ek Hasina Thi’ starring unpredictable anti-hero (Saif Ali Khan) He has dedicated the inspiration to two men. One is best selling pulp thriller writer James Hadley Chase and the other is Director Vijay Anand known as ‘Goldie’ and made some of the spellbinding thrillers like ‘Jewel Thief’, ‘Johnny Mera Naam’ and ‘Teesri Manzil’ in 60s-70s. The surface part of the film is based on Amitabh’s early anti-hero film when he was a struggler named ‘Parwana’. But that’s just a small fraction of the film to which the director clearly pay tribute along with JHC and Anand.
Neil Nitin Mukesh’s debut is one of the most confident and promising one that I’ve seen in recent Bollywood and hates off to all other wonderfully ensemble actors – Dharmendra, Zakir Khan, Vinay Pathak, Govind Namdeo and Ashwini Kalsekar. All of them played their characteristic part with aplomb performances.
Catch it as soon as possible if you haven’t seen it.