Starring : Rakesh Bapat, Richa Pallod, Rinku Ghosh, Parvin Dabbas, Vrajesh Hirjee, Benjamin Gillani, Yash Tonk, Tinnu Anand
Music: Daboo Malik
Slasher thrillers/Murder Mysteries seem to be the new thing these days for Bollywood with a new one releasing every 2-3 weeks. KUCCH TO HAI, SSSSHH, 88 ANTOP HILL just to name a few and now comes WRONG NUMBER which is yet another movie about a masked killer who goes around killing people......
film begins with the introduction of four friends Mahi(Richa Pallod),
her friend Aarti(Rinku Ghosh) whose a happy-go-lucky type,
Karan(Parvin Dabbas)-a bookworm whose in love with Mahi and
finally Monty(Vrajesh Hirjee) who is the clown of the group.
group of 4 friends love making random prank calls to people and making
a fool out of them....until one day they meet their match in Raj (Rakesh
Bapat) who turns the tables on them...and also steals Mahis heart.
blossoms between Mahi and Raj and before anything can happen further
Mahis father is is brutally murdered! By coincidence the murder gets
videoed on a laptop which
happens to land in Aartis hands...she is also then brutally murdered.
hell breaks loose now as the killer goes on a rampage and one by one
the entire group of friends will be wiped out. Who is the manical
killer? Whats his reasons behind the killings? The answer to these
questions form the crux of the story!
STORY??? Is what iam thinking...the film is a suspense film in the
lamest sense and straight from the pages of a B-Grade 80's horror
film. The first half of the movie revolves around some pretty unfunny
humour which makes the viewer cringe and some pretty cheesy romance
which makes the viewer cringe yet again! The movie dwelves into way
too many subplots which makes the viewer not care whats going to
happen next. Its only when Mahis father gets murdered that the film
picks up momentum and the film gets slightly interesting. The events
that happen for the next half hour or so with the killer going on a
rampage is well canned and some scenes are effectively written and
canned. But yet again the climax is so insane and the reason behind
the killings lacks any real depth that the viewer feels like they've
been taken for a ride....a bad one at that!
a director Jignesh Vaishnav should've really done some research into
the basic fundements of directing a slasher film. He fails to add any
form of excitement in the first half of the movie and bores the viewer
to no end. Mixing a love & comic story with a slasher flick isn't
always successfully.....not every film is a GUPT. The results here are
horrible. On the other hand Vaishnav shows some sparks that he is a
capable director with the murder scenes. The murder scenes of Aarti,
followed by Tinnu Anand and lastly Vrajesh Hirjees shows that he has a
slight sense over the command of directing. One just wishes he had
started and ended the movie on that tone. Vaishnav also reveals the
identity of the killer to early leaving no room for suspense. A poor
debut from Jignesh Vaishnav and a even worse screenplay by Sunjiv
terms of performances the film is also below average.
Bapat hams in ill written role. His character is not defined very well
at all and one fails to connect with his character. He tends to
overact in the second half of the movie and gives performance thats
not upto scratch. He also tends to look tired and messy throughout the
Pallod also fails to leave a mark. She looks pretty on screen and is
easy on the eye..but apart from that she doesn;t have much to do. Her
dialogue delivery needs a lot of improving. Parvin
Dabbas doesn't get much scope to perform in a pathetic role.
Ghosh gives a good account of herself. She looks extremely sexy with a
body to die for and acts with confidence. Her death scene infact is
probably the best scene in the movie. Vrajesh
Hirjee acts ably but he is capable of much more and one feels that he
is wasted here.
Tonk fails in a serious role. He seems like he is not at ease and is
much more suited to the lighter characters he played in KUCCH TO HAI
and ISHK VISHK.
Gillani and Tinnu Anand alongwith the rest of the cast do their parts
the film is just OK.Indrajit Bansals camerawork fails to leave much of
a mark and is ordinary.
Maliks music is also just OK. The fact that there is a song every 20
minutes dilutes the impact of the whole movie and each and every song
feels like a MAJOR drag. The film definetly could have done with a lot
film of this genre also needs a background score which will rattle the
nerves of the viewer.....just listen to the background tracks of films
like KHILADI, GUPT, RAAZ, and SSSSHH to name a few...Raju Raos
background score is just ordinary.
in the movie are also cliched and below the mark.
up WRONG NUMBER is a movie that should be avoided! Even the most
ardent fans of the genre will have a hard time sitting through this
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