Aamir Ali lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Mumbai along with his dad, Rashid; mom, Taranum; three sisters: Nargis, Shabana, and Falak; and a brother, Jameel. After his dad passes away, Aamir re-locates to Britain, studies, obtains a medical degree, and returns home. Upon arrival at Mumbai Airport, he is hassled by the Customs Officer and his baggage is searched several times. Finally, he is permitted to leave. Outside the airport he is approached by two men on a motorbike, and one of them hands him a cellphone. Aamir accepts the cellphone and thus begins his nightmare that will propel him all the way to Dongri, then to Bhendi Bazar, where he will be given a red suitcase containing cash. He will be told that he must deliver this suitcase at another location within a specified time or else his family will all be killed. Aamir agrees to do so but before he could even arrive at the location, the suitcase gets stolen. The question remains: will Aamir be able to locate it and deliver it ...Written by
A calorie free movie which sans the "phormoola" (the must-have superstitious ingredient for every Bollywood movie).
Aamir rests heavily on the technical department and needless to say it is rock solid, hence works big time. The concept is innovative, story is engrossing, screenplay is deft, music is captivating and of course direction is first rate. And above all, if the performances would have even fallen short by a degree it would have been a fly in the ointment. Kudos to all the new faces, Rajeev Khandelwal deserves a special mention (and so does the lady who plays the hooker).
The director spares no moments to gets straight down to business and you get sucked into the whirl hole. The choice of locales deserves a special mention very realistic and add the background score to it, you almost feel it is virtual reality you are experiencing.
Somewhere in between, you get déjà vu as though the entire plot is a bad prank (Bluffmaster/ The Game) but eventually it dawns that the funny bone does not exist.
And ah yes the ending couldn't have been better! As the credit rolls, you will be enlightened with a few answers.... and left with barrage of questions.
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