Bypass Road Movie Review: Neil Nitin Mukesh Makes a Comeback in This Thriller

Bypass Road Movie Review: Neil Nitin Mukesh Makes a Comeback in This Thriller

Bypass Road Movie Review: Neil Nitin Mukesh is seen in what is arguably his most complex role since Johnny Gaddar
Bypass Road Movie Review: Neil Nitin Mukesh Makes a Comeback in This Thriller
Neil Nitin Mukesh in Bypass Road
Movie NameBypass Road
DirectorNaman Nitin Mukesh
ActorNeil Nitin Mukesh, Adah Sharma, Rajit Kapur, Gul Panag, Sudhanshu Pande
Ratings

Rating: *** ½ (3 and a half  stars)

A suspense  thriller set  in the  precincts  of a rich and privileged  family, is not an easy feat to pull  off  for a first-time  director. Naman Nitish Mukesh, directing his brother Neil in what is arguably his most complex screen  avatar since  Johnny Gaddar,  succeeds  in creating  a murder mystery about the  comeuppance  of the  rich, that serves up ample proportions of glamour sex  suspense and sordidness.

In the tradition of the best suspense cinema  the  narrative moves at a  swelling  pace  of  breathless  upheavals, and it  leaves you guessing till the closing titles. Shot in striking grey-and-white  exteriors  that  play up the  blood-red  murkiness beneath, this thriller thrills at all the right places by creating a  multiplicity of sexual  conflicts that carry  the  film forward lurching to  a  gripping finale when the wheelchair-bound  protagonist is hunted down by a masked  killer.

Perhaps the  plot strains  a little too hard  to stay ahead  of audiences’ expectations. And the actors are  not uniformly  competent. It is sad to see performers  of substance like  Rajit Kapoor, Gul Panag and  Manish Choudhary straining to make themselves  heard  . Luckily for them  the  background score is not too loud. Unlike  other  suspense thrillers  in  Hindi, the sounds and  music(by Daniel B George) played in the background  do not  impinge on  the  narrative.

There  is  a welcome restrain  in  the  verbal and  visual  exchanges. The  suspense is well maintained  in scenes such as the one the family caregiver harnesses the disabled hero for a bath. One wishes there were more such moments  to keep the body and soul  of the narrative in sync.

Nonetheless the screenplay(written by  the  film’s  leading man) constantly  springs surprises. Bypass Road is  an original tale of  unlimited affluence and  unchecked greed. As   a vehicle  for Neil  Nitin  Mukesh’s  comeback to form it works effectively. It makes you wonder why this  talented actor has been languishing. 

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