What is the story about?
While returning home, Vaidehi, a Radio Jockey at a radio station in Guwahati, is taken hostage by Dashamesh, the driver of her taxi, and kept confined in a house in the forest. Will she escape?
How exactly do you rate a psychological thriller when you’re not quite sure what happened in the story? But I can tell you that the makers of Pepper Chicken also weren’t sure at all. They weren’t sure how to make the film more entertaining, so they decided to throw everything in the psychological thriller space at the audience—from a deserted road to probable goons, to crooked cops, and even an unreliable narrative. The entire story gets more and more bizarre every ten minutes or so, and you begin to lose interest in the first half-hour itself. The motivations of the characters are never clear, even after the end credits have a role. Overall, this is a disaster.
Nothing to boast about. Boloram Das plays the dangerous cab driver Dashamesh with all the intensity of Santa Claus. You’re not sure at times whether he auditioned for a thriller or for a cookery show. Dipannita Sharma Atwal is horribly miscast and hams around.
Music & Other Departments
Papu Deka's camerawork is the only redeeming factor in this mess. Rahul Dev Nath's score is strictly average.
Did I enjoy it?
Do I recommend it?
Even the US election coverage is more intriguing than this.