Most of us employed or unemployed folks have a faint if not vivid memory of all our job interviews.
Karan Pandit, the protagonist of The Interview, is unemployed and is in dire need of a job. In urban India, where good jobs are scarce and credit card bills and debts are soaring, the only way out is a job with the best financial benefits. The interviewee, Kashin Shetty does a fantastic job of portraying a nasty, dominating and sarcastic authoritarian. The company’s recruitment process is rather queer with the interviewee being made to undergo a lie-detector test and being asked the most private, uncomfortable and almost irrelevant questions. Pandit plays the ‘yes-man’ to the hilt. However, whatever he says or does is taken against him and all his attempts to impress the employer are ridiculed.
The interviewee gives Pandit one last chance to prove his mettle with a task that seems almost impossible to be achieved without any casualties involved. However, Pandit successfully completes the task but not without leaving his own memory scarred.
The director’s take on cut-throat hiring, competition and sex at the workplace is amusing and will leave you in splits. The end is rather bizarre but otherwise this dark comedy promises plenty of high moments throughout.
Director: Akarsh Khurana
Writer: Siddharth Kumar
Genre: Dark Comedy