It's difficult to understand how a director of such caliber has been reduced to a person who simply looks for cheap thrills and atrocious gimmickry. Anyways, so we know the story. We have read it in the papers, followed it on TV, heard the verdict etc, so the plot is predictable. What isn't is RGVs treatment.
RGV seems to be quickly running out of funds. The film has such a bad production value that you wince. It seems to be shot with a handy cam. The first half of the film is filled with strange camera angles and RGVs relentless pursuit to make you feel dizzy. Half the time, the camera is panned skywards and pointed towards Mahie Gill's legs. or rather exploring her U.S.A ( remember the cheap fullform we had for USA in school???) You keep watching her walk across the room, on the road, to the disc etc etc. And when its not focused on her legs, its rammed into someones face. The camera work is so annoying that you pay less attention to the atrociously cliched scenes.
Mahie Gill keeps being exploited both by the camera and in it, as she attempts to become a film star. She has an obsessed lover who keeps calling her and sending her gifts. She loves him too. But the day she cheats on him and sleeps with someone else, he arrives and kills that guy. The rest of the movie is about how they dispose his body, try to cover up, get caught and are dragged to court.
The second half is even more frustrating, because then you start seeing glimpses of why RGV was considered a good director. With the entry of the police investigation and the court case, RGV comes into his own. Some scenes are riveting, and you start getting confused why would RGV waste his talent on gimmickry? When a person is capable of making absorbing, tension filled scenes, why would he go for sleaze?
The camerawork stays frenetic and when the movie ends, you end up feeling dizzy. Performance wise Mahie Gill and Deepak Dobriyal do a decent job considering the camera is so "IN THE FACE". It's Zakir Hussain as the COP who really sucks you into a few scenes in the 2nd half. He is terrific.
Well, the film remains something that is completely avoidable, barring those flashes of brilliance that make you go "AARGHHH G V"!
RATING : 3 / 10