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Missing | A Bollywood Thriller | Personal Reviews

Amazon Prime is updating its library regularly and recently they have added “Missing”, a Bollywood film. The film is penned and directed by Mukul Abhyankar. It is worth to note that it is the first film from the production house of ace actor Manoj Bajpayee. He plays the male protagonist in the film along with Tabbu and Annu Kapoor.

Movie : Missing
Director :
Mukul Abhyankar
Produced by : Shital Bhatia, Shabana Raza Bajpayee, Vikram Malhotra, Shri Adhikari Brothers, Anand Pandit, Roopa Pandit
Written By :
Music By : M. M. Kreem
Editor : Shree Narayan Singh
Cinematography :
Production Company : Shri Adhikari Brothers, Anand Pandit Motion Pictures, Manoj Bajpayee Productions, Friday Filmworks
Distributed by : Abundantia Entertainment, Friday Filmworks
Release Dates :
Starring : Tabu (Aparna / Titli), Manoj Bajpayee (Sushant Dubey), Annu Kapoor (Ramkhilawan Buddhu), Rpiyanka Setia (Receptionist), Shruti Chandana (Receptionist), Rajesh Jais (Ganganarayan), Ashu Sharma (Nandlal), Naveen Kaushik (Manager), Kaliprasad Mukherjee (Dangerous Man), Jaswinder Gardner (Neighbor Lady), Sudeep Saramgo (Bellboy), Neelam (Kaamya Dubey), Aileena (Sunitee), Waiter (Taksh Yadav), V. M. Badola (Father), and others…
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Let us take a bird’s eye view of the movie plot.

The Plot:

Sushant Dubey is getting prepared for his official trip at Mauritius. His wife is somehow not happy with him and has locked herself in a room. She suspect that Sushant is cheating on her. Sushant tried convincing her but was interrupted by his kid. Like any other wise parent, Sushant acted as nothing is wrong and started playing with the kid.

A ship was landed at Mauritius and Sushant along with Aparna and young kid comes out from the same. He then goes to the resort where his booking was there. He asks the receptionist to upgrade his room, as he has booked a single room, but now the family is with him. He tried flirting with the receptionist there. Flirting comes naturally to him.

After being settled in the room, Sushant leaves to get some dinner, as Aparna is not not hungry. On his way, he talks with someone on the phone.

While he was away, Aparna tried calm her daughter down and tried to make her fall asleep. We got to know that the kid is caught with fever. Hotel reception also received a complaint that a kid is crying loudly causing the disturbance. While the receptionist came to check for it at Dubey’s she found a man was trying to snoop from the doors of Dubey’s room.

Aparna confirmed that the kid just fall asleep and the receptionist was on her way back to her place. On the way she met Dubey who was coming back. Later, Dubey and Aparna have had their personal moments and they fall asleep.

When wake up in the morning Aparna was unable to find Titli, the kid, and they look for her through out the resource. Then, they informs the receptionist on duty and the hotel staff was involved in the search. After a point, Aparna couldn’t take it anymore and worried for the kid, called in Mauritius police.

Sr. officer Ramkhilawan Buddu (or Buddhu), a no-nonsense, hardworking and experienced police officer is assigned the case. He comes with his force including Ganganaryan and Nandlal.

Will they be able to find Titli? Was she kidnapped or simply lost her way when wandering in the resort? Why Dubey was not very keen to call the police while Aparna consider it as the only way to find Titli?

The movie comes up with the answers to all these questions.

Views and Reviews:

As always, I was curious to look at the content of the movie. And, I am not disappointed. The suspense story is definitely worth exploring. In fact, there are moments where the viewer will found him/herself flowing with the story. Several thrilling moments are so nicely explored that you actually feel thrills. Without revealing any spoiler, I can mention a moment in the climax where the male protagonist is attacked, don’t miss it.

Another positive attribute of the movie is the cinematography. The way picturesque locations of Mauritius explored is simply brilliant. Some scenes are taken in a way that you feel that you are seeing a high quality picture which is getting alive. The first rate cinematography is definitely superb.

In terms of acting Manoj Bajpai tries to do justice to his role. While in some of the scenes he is superb, there are a few scenes where you found him acting. Actually, in those scenes the character he is playing is acting, so we can give him that credit. Also, who can expect him doing flirting so easily?! Tabu is completely natural and is in sync with her character. This is yet another nice performance by her. She is choosy in the roles and then does justice to them.

Annu Kapoor is one of those actors who has the talent, but his looks doesn’t match with the traditional Bollywood hero and hence he doesn’t get the exposure he should get. He is doing his bits easily here. In some scenes his age is reflected, but he is natural. Rajesh Jais and others are adding to the positives. Overall, we can say, all the actors put in their honest efforts and this team work and chemistry is quite visible on the screen.

The wardrobe doesn’t require anything out of the context and the elements chosen are quite authentic. In fact, we can say the same thing for the indoor and outdoor locations as well.

I must say that the director brings life to the story (penned by himself) in the visual form. He is one of the talents to look forward to.

There is no place for traditional Bollywood songs, and the makers didn’t try to put them forcefully in the move as well. It serves as the positive attribute. The background music is definitely of first class.

Summary:

If you love watching thrillers and if you like to explore brush strokes of nice performances on the canvas of picturesque locations setup on the stand of a nice and thrilling script, you can spend your 120 minutes for this movie.

ThinkerViews Rating:

to 7.5 out of 10.

Over To You:

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