The story is tight, well-scripted and executed even better. Director Manish Gupta proves he’s no longer the same man who worked on debacles like Darna Zaroori Hai. The film wastes no time, plunging viewers straight into the story, which begins with the discovery of Ayesha, played by Sakshi Sem. The police get involved, and soon, Sachin Mahajan (Vidyarthi) is blamed for killing his own daughter. However, the story begins throwing unexpected curveballs towards the audience and CBI officer Sunil Paraskar (Kay Kay) is roped in to solve the case. Kay Kay Menon is convincing as a tough cop, effortlessly intimidating in interrogations, and has a few light moments with his partner. Both cops dig deep and unearth a web of lies. As soon as the secrets and half-truths start piling up, it becomes harder and harder to determine who the murderer is. As various motives are revealed, the story intensifies and makes the viewers question themselves time and again. What makes the film better is the thrilling background score that perfectly complements the scenes. A few supporting actors shine, like Ashwini Kalsekar as Remi Fernandes and Bikramjeet Kanwarpal as Dr. Hansal. Others, like Mita Vashisht as Brinda Chhabria, bog down the film with their over-the-top performances.
Why should you watch this film?
Rahasya is a tight, smooth and well-executed film which is unbelievably underrated. With stellar performances by Kay Kay Menon, Tisca Chopra and Ashish Vidyarthi, what makes it tick is the slightly numbing climax.
By Karan Raikar