REVIEW: India's Most Wanted - A thriller with no thrill and a stylish approach which looks foolish.

India's Most Wanted produced by Fox Star Studios decides to be a movie of thrilling genre but is predictable and never really serves any sort of thrill.

The film starts with people having fun at a restaurant, with a soothing song playing in the background and a sudden blast. In the next scene, we see a multi-agency head (Rajendra Gupta) shouting over all the other agencies head about continuous serial blasts in the country. Prabhat (Arjun Kapoor), a local intelligence bureau informant gets a lead about a terrorist but is unable to get any support from the government due to lack of proper evidence. Prabhat and team contribute their own few bucks to accomplish this mission. As they reach Nepal, they meet an informant (Jitendra Shastri) who helps them to undercover some truths and possible hidden terrorists. The story is all about this mission and how they catch a famous terrorist in spite of all the difficulties they had.

The film looks like a cheap and bad version of Neeraj Pandey’s Baby , half of John Abraham's movies and some Crime Patrol episodes with missing suspense in which the director Raj Kumar Gupta forces you to feel patriotism through below average patriotic songs in background which are completely out of sync from the screenplay. The background score appears to be more haunted by a ‘ghost’ than the country as shown in this movie, as far as the synchronization is considered. One large house in a vacant place, terrorist after a small fist-fight giving up easily to Prabhat and team, these are the signs which tell you the terrorists wanted to be caught by someone.

At some places, the film tries to be stylish in approach but then it realizes that they have a limited budget. The introductory scene to Prabhat in which he fights some malefactors in a jungle and finds a doctor, whose whole body is buried in the ground except his face really appears like a ‘going-to-be horrifying scene’ but then the whole essence of such a strong introduction is completely lost in making a phone call sound enigmatic and dangerous. Also, the film on a continuous streak first shows a happy and mundane place like a market or hospital and then makes ‘explosive’ s sound to indicate continuous serial blasts in the country followed by true black and white pictures of the catastrophic conditions after the blasts which again looks stylish only in the director’s head.

Arjun Kapoor is expressionless throughout the movie and so is the other half of the cast in the movie. There is a poetic dialogue by the terrorist after every blast which covers almost the same premise of destruction and the justifying of the wrong deed by telling it to be an instruction of Allah for gaining access to heaven. A dialogue in the film goes “Pagal toh hai sir, magar desh ke liye, apko ni lagta sabko hona chahiye” covers the same premise to that of Baby which goes “Mil jaate hai kuch officers humey thode pagal, thode sarfirey jo desh ke liye maarna nahi, jeena chahte hai”

Overall, this movie serves suspense which is boring and intolerable after a point of time.


Acting - 2 / 5.

Direction - 1.5 / 5.

Script - 1.5 / 5.

Cinematgraphy - 1.5 / 5.

Music - 1.5 / 5.

FINAL VERDICT - 1.5 / 5.

Skip this and go watch Brightburn.