After 3 years of hiatus, National Award-winning actress Ritika Singh came up with a new film called In Car. Directed by debutant Harsh Warrdhan, the movie released in theaters today. Let’s see how the movie is.
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Ritika Singh a college-going student, gets abducted by a group of three miscreants on the Machilipatnam National Highway. They kidnap Sakshi and try to sexually assault her in a moving car. Helpless Sakshi pleads with them to leave her. But the merciless trio try to abuse her physically. What does Sakshi do then? Did she escape from them or become prey to them? The main film has the answers.
Director Harsh Warrdhan tackles one of the key problems that the majority of women face in our nation. Hundreds of females are being abducted by cruel-minded individuals in our country, but only a very few cases have come to light. This is what the director intends to narrate.
Ritika Singh needs to be appreciated for okaying this kind of project and she delivers her best as a helpless woman. One of the kidnappers, Manish Jhanjholia lives in the given role and his sadistic behaviour makes one feel that he should have been killed right in the car. His performance is quite realistic and makes everyone hate him for his filthy language and behaviour. Sandeep Goyat and Sunil Soni also performed well.
The movie’s thin plot is dragged out for over 90 minutes. The runtime is not a big deal if the narration is engaging, but unfortunately, it is what In Car missed. The writer-director Harsh Warrdhan tried to make In Car a better survival thriller but failed miserably.
Harsh Warrdhan failed both as a writer and director. Although the film falls short on technical aspects, the cinematography by Mithun Gangopadhyay is exceptional, especially in its use of drone and close-up shots to create a specific mood. People who worked for sound designing and editing departments failed big time. If these two aspects had been handled well, In Car would definitely become an engaging thriller. Production values are just average.
On the whole, In Car falls short of engaging its audience, unable to hold their attention even for a mere five minutes. The use of foul language and the sluggish pace of the screenplay in both halves make it difficult for viewers to remain seated. Apart from the climax and the commendable performance by Ritika Singh, the movie lacks any significant appeal. It is advisable to avoid this dull survival thriller.
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