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3 Storeys Movie Review: Of 3 Stories And Multiple Twists

3 Storeys
Written by Heenal Shah

Directed by debutant Arjun Mukherjee and produced by Excel Entertainment & B4U, 3 Storeys is a thriller drama film. It stars Pulkit Samrat, Renuka Shahane, Richa Chadha, Sharman Joshi, Masumeh Makhija, Saunskruti Kher, Ankit Rathi and Aisha Ahmed in pivotal roles. The music for the film has been composed by Clinton Cerejo.

Mukherjee’s 3 Storeys is set in a crowded chawl of Mumbai where 3 compelling stories are woven together. The lives of the residents seem to clash in more unexpected ways than one.

In the first story an old woman portrayed by Renuka Shahane is trying to sell her tiny house at a price so high that most of the people are unwilling to buy it. Except for one buyer called Vilas Naik (Pulkit Sharma) who is impatient to find himself a flat near the railway station. With their pasts intertwining, things aren’t as simple as they seem. The second story is about a woman (Masumeh Makhija) who is caught up in an abusive marriage dealing with her alcoholic husband day after day. Things are mundane for her until she encounters an old lover (Sharman Joshi). The third story is about a Hindu girl who falls for a Muslim boy only to discover a shocking truth about their lives.

Renuka Shahane seems to have outshined herself as a lady who looks calm on the outside but has a storm churning up inside. Although Richa Chadha has a limited screen time, she livens up the screen with her portrayal of a mysterious woman living at the edge of the colony. Newcomers Ankit Rathi and Aisha Ahmed are persuasive as the Hindu-Muslim couple.

3 Storeys stands out as an unexpected thriller full of delightful twists and turns. Writer Althea Kaushal, job well done. This movie is definitely not your usual Bollywood thriller. Without any song and dance, Mukherjee tries to keep the film as close to reality as possible.

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