Verdict: A whodunit that will leave you scratching your head.
This Friday is amazing for all suspense lovers as there’s not one not two but three murder mysteries for you to solve in the theatre screens near you. While Vodka Diaries and My Birthday Song (read the reviews here) boast of actors like Kay Kay Menon and Sanjay Suri, Nirdosh marks the return of Arbaaz Khan and stars Manjari Phadnis, Ashmit Patel, Maheck Chahal and Mukul Dev.
What's Nirdosh About:
The movie is a whodunit wherein a media professional – Shinaya (Manjari Phadnis) – is the prime suspect in the murder of a chauvinistic, abusive and licentious man named Rana, brilliantly played by Mukul Dev. After the brutal murder, the police takes Shinaya into custody where she is interrogated by a brash and ruthless Crime Branch officer, Lokhande (Arbaaz Khan). The turning point of the film comes when an affair between Shinaya’s husband Gautam (Ashmit Patel) and her paying guest Ada (Maheck Chahal) is revealed. Ada is an aspiring actress and model, who is also super hot and eyed by almost the entire society. When Gautam confesses to the crime, officer Lokhande finds himself in a fix. The rest of the film takes viewers through the ‘if’ and ‘how’ game to find the real murderer.
Mukul Dev gives a fantastic performance and will make you feel all the creeps when he is on the screen. He is natural and fits the role perfectly. Maheck Chahal is impressive as the sexy seductress. To watch Arbaaz Khan in a novel role as the police cop compared to the characters he is mostly offered is refreshing. Both the ladies Mahek and Manjari light up the screen with their beauty. The writers did a commendable job with respect to the story's build up. It will definitely make you scratch your heads and try to guess who the killer is by analyzing all probabilities.
What could have been better:
While the film keeps you engaged, the shock factor towards the end could have been a bit stronger.
Why you should watch this movie:
If murder mysteries excite you, then Nirdosh is definitely a one-time watch. The film successfully builds curiosity in the minds of audiences. Also, watch it for the raw and impressive performance delivered by Mukul Dev.