Bollywood rules. However, contrary to the notion, Bollywood isn’t the whole of the Indian film industry. The Indie film scenario in India is booming like never before. Saad Khan’s debut feature film ‘Station‘ releases today under the PVR Director’s Rare banner.
Station is a pure crime-thriller. It is complex, dark and totally out-of-the box. It traces the story of three psychotic assassins. It chronicles a series of events of crime, lust, drug deals and deceit. The assassins are assigned to carry out a deal in an abandoned railway station, and follows next is a menacing mind game.
Initially, you might feel a little off-track with the series of events, especially when the story is narrated in flashback. But as the story progresses, it totally grasps your attention. The plot is carefully knitted, without revealing much. It is interesting to watch how the plot evolves. The cinematography is skillfully done. It is crisp and fresh. The quirky shots are uncluttered and gives the desired effects for a dark thriller. Kudos to the whiplash editing. Perfect. The superb background score by Jeet Singh is like an added bonus, it is rich and evocative.
The characters are intriguing and the plot extremely nuanced. It is really surprising to see debutant actors give such a fine performance without getting stuck at being the generic criminals. Performances by Sameer Kevin Roy, Hardik Sha, Anika Batra, and Siddhanth K.S are noteworthy.
Why must you watch the film?
With the sea of marketing gimmicks done by the A-list star movies, Station might not get the attention it deserves. Watch Station for its fresh and enigmatic plot. The film will definitely give you some relief from the typical Bollywood fare.