Pitiable dialogue delivery, awful direction and very poor picture quality are the only words that can describe this film at its best.
Rishika Gandhi played by Deepal Shaw is a submissive, lower middle class Marathi girl working in a respectable IT company in Mumbai. During her tenure as a code developer in the company, Rishika messes up and is snubbed by her boss. She somehow wins over that hurdle but resigns from her job. Amidst all this, the family of her boyfriend blames her for using their son for financial security. Heart broken, Rishika ultimately takes up an offer from a Bangkok-based software company.
Within a couple of months, she realizes that she is caught in a network of internet criminals and was being used as a hacker in the guise of a software developer. Shy and low self-esteemed Rishika tries to win her internal and external weaknesses to liberate herself from the trap.
A bad choice of cast I must say! Most of the faces in the film are fresh and hence lack the necessary acting skills. Our tip to director Sachin Karande: Please stick to documentaries as this is certainly not viable in commercial mainstream cinema!
Deepal Shaw is completely artificial in her performance. You cannot feel depth in a single scene of the film. What do you have to say when the audience bursts out laughing during a grave scene in a film! The most hilarious bit of the film was when Deepal looks at herself in the mirror and screams ‘Bhaad mein jaao sab log’. It seems she loves the dialogue as she says it more than 20 times at a stretch. ‘Angry young woman’!
Moreover, the only asset the actress possesses is her good figure which is not at all flaunted in the film. Thumbs down for the costume designer and the make-up artiste! Deepal was made to look extremely dull and wretched!
Our tip to Deepal Shaw: Please try to be a little natural when you’re trying to bring out a desi accent. We think item numbers are your only calling. If you wish to enter bollywood, enroll yourself for an acting course and then try your hand at it.
Do not dare to watch Vikalp even if you do not have a plan for the weekend. Relaxing at home would be a better idea for sure. Spare yourself the horror!