Ever since the turn of the century, hacking has become a well-known, albeit infamous phenomenon. Just out of school, the geeks learn the techniques to sabotage someone’s system and retrieve information. Hacking is a crime that has kept cops on their toes and has fascinated the youth. It is a ‘talent’ each one of us wishes to acquire but only a few have succeeded.
In the first-half of the film, the lead is seen drooling at the sight of a firang while the second-half shows his pursuit for success in life. It is in the second-half that the film hits a sixer, however, turns out to be very predictable. Manish Paul and Varun Badola steal the show, Manish with his child-like charm and Badola with his tight collar police-wala attitude. The direction of the film is raw yet good with a room for improvement. Action shows a minimal presence on screen and looks amateurish. Touted to be a comic-thriller, the film is lesser comedy and more suspense. Suspense is what keeps the audience on the edge-of-their-seat. There is ample use of computer graphics which makes it simple for a layman to understand the working of a hacker. Sparing the song Pyaar China Ka Maal Hai, others cease to excite the listeners. All the actors in the film have done a reasonably good job with their respective characters but looks like Elli Avram’s character of Kamayani could have suited any chic Indian lassie.
The film has a good script which deserves to be lauded and it is a good start for the newbies – Manish Paul and Director Saurabh Varma. However, the film is most likely to attract the wannabe geek crowd whereas the general public will welcome it for its suspense element.