Nakaab (2021) Review

This thriller is a royal mess!

Rony Patra -

Nakaab (2021) Review
Platform
MX Player
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Format
Original Series Review
Movie Rated
16+
Genre
THRILLER
Language
Hindi

What is the story about?

When television actress Vibha is found dead, the police start investigating if it was a suicide or murder. As police officers Pavan and Aditi investigate, they realize there's more to the case than meets the eye.

Analysis

A thriller about the dark side of showbiz could have been intriguing to watch, in spite of the number of times it has been repeated on screen, but Nakaab, created by Soumik Sen, is so sloppily scripted and enacted that it feels like the makers sleepwalked their way through the entire thing. Nothing about the series seems to be original, and you only get a feeling of deja vu each time there's a twist, or when Aditi struggles to figure out who killed Vibha. The episodes progress sluggishly, and there's hardly a sense of urgency in the proceedings. At eight episodes, this series is a real slog to sit through.

Performances

Esha Gupta is alright as Aditi, though you wish she were given a better-written character. Gautam Rode is surprisingly lacklustre as Pavan, Aditi's senior. Mallika Sherawat tries her best to channel her inner femme fatale as Zohra Mehra, but there's ony so much she can do with an underdeveloped role without making it look cartoonish. The rest of the cast is okay.

Music & Other Departments

Ranjan Palit and Manas Bhattacharyya's cinematography is the only bright spot about this series.

Highlights

The cinematography.

Drawbacks

Practically everything.

Did I enjoy it?

No.

Do I recommend it?

Hell no.


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