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Saturday, March 14, 2015

NH 10 Movie Review

Movie: NH 10

Cast: Rajkumar Yadav, Anushka Sharma, Deepti Naval, Neil Bhoopalam, Ravi Jhankal

Director: Navdeep Singh

Producer: Vikramaditya Motwane, Anushka Sharma, Krishika Lulla, Karnesh Sharma, Vikas Bahl, Anurag Kashyap

Music Director: Darshan Rathod, Sanjeev Rathod, Bann Chakraborty, Ayush Shrestha, Savera Mehta, Samira Koppikar

Movie review of 'NH10'. Anushka Sharma’s maiden co-production NH10 is a film to appreciate for many reasons. It is a well-written, deftly-directed thriller with a frighteningly brilliant performance by the leading lady. It’s a film so hauntingly real and credible that a viewer feels stripped of all sense of safety and security.

From the get-go, 'NH10' sucks you into its nether world of misogyny and patriarchy, a world where lawlessness is rampant and murder no big deal. It’s not a fictional world, but the one that exists cheek-by-jowl with the urban, so-called progressive India.

Into this dark, bleak and murderous scenario are thrown in two city slickers, Meera (Anushka Sharma) and Arjun (Neil Bhoopalam). As a working, married couple living in Gurgaon, the two have their first brush with the city’s ravenous underbelly when one night Meera’s car is waylaid and attacked by a bunch of hoodlums and she escapes by the skin of her teeth. The incident rattles Meera.

“Yeh shahar badhta bacha hai. Kood toh lagayega hi,” is a policeman’s explanation.

To help her get over the trauma (of the incident and not the cop’s apathy), the couple plans a getaway on Meera’s birthday. But this outing turns nightmarish when on the National Highway 10 they walk into the scene of an honour killing, and thus themselves become the target of the killers.

In a nutshell, 'NH10' is a disturbing, infuriating, blood-curdling indictment of a sordid side of our society. It’s an unpleasant reality, but the one we should learn to look dead in the eye. ‘NH10’ gives us that unvarnished, unsettling glimpse. Go for it.

Rating: ***

Source: Apun Ka Choice