Film Review: India’s most wanted
It starts with people having fun at a hotel, with a calm song playing in the background and a sudden blast. In the next scene, we see the character played by Rajendra Gupta firing shots at his team for letting all these blasts happening over the country. Enters Rajesh Singh (Rajesh Sharma) who is a boss to one mad undercover agent Prabhat (Arjun Kapoor). Prabhat gets a lead to a terrorist, Yusuf (Sudev Nair), who’s unabashedly based on Yasin Bhatkal, and termed as India’s Most Wanted.
Prabhat wants to capture Yusuf but the Indian government isn’t ready to help him with anything. After a brilliantly written scene, Prabhat and team contribute their own money to accomplish this mission. As they reach Nepal, where apparently Yusuf is, they meet an informant (Jitendra Shastri) who helps them to undercover some truths. The story is all about this mission and how in the ‘allowed’ 4 days, Prabhat has to catch his bad guy.
The plot sounds good because it is good and hence it looks good on-screen. The problem lies with the narration and far-fetched editing. A lot of things are happening just to create suspense which is never even there. Climax holds the key and you’re tired on reaching there. The movie has ‘many’ sequences which give you a feel of ‘all this for nothing?’.
Arjun Kapoor does an OK job to make us believe his intentions throughout the film. He speaks in Bihari accent at some places, rest of them is “Hey, I’m Arjun Kapoor.” The innocence of his character goes well with his eyes-up-to-the-sky look, but it’s not enough to keep us glued.
As expected, Jitendra Shastri is the hero of the film. His notable effort make his character remarkable. He’s a brilliant actor and has proved his worth in Rajma Chawal & Tripling Season 2. Rajesh Sharma has not much to do and he does that effortlessly. On the other hand, Rest of Arjun’s team goes as unnoticed.
Importantly, This is Raj Kumar Gupta’s home ground and we’ve seen him excelled multiple times. But, this time, he gets it all wrong. A very neat effort at delivering a thriller, but it all goes unnoticed because of bad editing and a lengthy narration of events. It gets exciting towards the end but it’s not enough to make it memorable.
Amit Trivedi’s music do not gel well with the story
To Sum up, India’s Most Wanted is a forgettable affair. It’s a very weak project if you go by the standard of Raj Kumar Gupta; his weakest after Ghanchakkar. You can skip this movie and go out shopping!!!