A senseless brainstorming experiment
11 murders. 6 suspects.1 murderer.12 hours. A very catchy tag line. But Unkahee which is streaming now on Eros Now in real is a totally hollow and unbearable ordeal of 41 minutes. Better to change the tag line as, a sweet torture.
Police are unable to solve a serial murder mystery case due to which media as usual corners the police. As a result, Shergil (Ashoke Pandit) who boasts himself as an encounter specialist assures media that the serial killer will be apprehended within 12 hours.
The prime suspects, Abhimanyu (Hiten Tejwani), Tia (Anupriya Goenka), Santosh (Sehban Azim), Roshan (Ashwin Mushran), Krish (Ayushman Saxena), and Deepak (Ravi Khemu) are shoved into a closed room by Shergil to extract the truth. They were given 12 hours to crack the mystery and find out the serial killer among them.
Its a known fact that cinema is a visual medium. This is an undeniable principle, be it a film on big screen or a web series or film on a digital platform. In the name of variety, cinema cannot be confined within four walls without any action, emotion or drama relegating it to a boring boardroom discussion or senseless brainstorming session. This is what happened in the case of Unkahee, robbing the medium of its visual splendor or spectacle.
The series of discussions among the six suspects and their confessions about their private lives which are quite varied fails to make any sense and are quite similar to the plot of Unkahee which is equally senseless. Their accusations and counter accusations make it worse than all those television debates that are bombarding the viewers everyday.
Talented young writer-director like Anushree Mehta was caught on the wrong foot by writing such an idiotic story and present it to leave a bitter taste in the end. Where is the spark that has gone into Savdhaan India and CID ?
Even during lock down, we have been watching some unique shows like A Viral Wedding, (Eros Now) https://snooper-scope.in/a-viral-wedding-review-a-novel-effort/ is the first show made in lock down by Shreya Dhanwanthary by following all safe practices with amazing content and some light hearted moments which made it a super success.
Likewise, the recent The Gone Game (Voot Select) https://snooper-scope.in/the-gone-gamereview-a-game-changer/ is another commendable effort which made entirely in lock down featuring Sanjay Kapoor with a remarkable plot. But Unkahee which was made after lock down neither had the content nor the plot and overall, its a big disappointment.
All the actors including the most talented Anupriya, Sehban Azim, and Ravi Khemu are totally wasted in this so called thriller. There is no such thing as thrill as envisaged by the makers during the entire course of this ordeal.
Its better to talk less about technical aspects as there is nothing technical visible in this short ‘film’ ( its even inappropriate to call it a ‘film’) as none of the technical crew including music director, photographer or editor seem to make any noteworthy contribution.
Totally senseless and avoidable. Trailer is far more better than the main show, so advised to watch the trailer only.