Naked Review: Vikram Bhatt's Series is Laughable
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Naked Review: Vikram Bhatt's Series is Laughable

Naked Review: Vikram Bhatt's 10-episode thriller on MX Player does not have any redeeming points

  • Movie Name Naked (MX Player, 10 Episodes)
  • Director Anupam Santosh Saroj, Aryamann Seth
  • Actor Suparna Krishna
  • Rating
  • Rating 0.5/5 Stars

Rating: * ½

Vikram  Bhatt, the tireless soldier of spook and smut, is back, this time with a 10-episode thriller about a mysterious porn star Natasha (Suparna Krishna) who seems to live all lone in a paper-mansion and a cop Suraj (Aryamann Seth) who grows so obessed with her that he forgets his line of duty.

When an ever-smirking female collegue Sapna (Tithi Raaj) reminds Suraj that he’s crossing the line, he reminds her to go fly a kite. Suraj and Sapna don’t like each other. He is into  porn stars. She is  into crime investigation.Opposites attract ennui.

Kites are not the kind of things that fly in this fly-by-night piece of  delusional erotica where the desi porn star (I didn’t know India had porn stars, not counting a certain Ms Leone who is no longer one) thinks she is Sharon Stone. Or, so it seems, going by the number of times she crosses and uncrosses her legs looking for ways to seduce our hapless hero who, horror of horrors, is all set to marry a nice homely Maharashtrian girl (Khusboo Atre) who prances around the hero’s parents pretending she is already their Bahu.

Back in the porn star’s mansion, she waxes her legs as  the cop stares. The hero’s parents, curiously, are only seen only at the dining table. Surely they are as fed up as we are while plodding through a series that goes from unintentionally funny to seriously  outrageous. There is a murder and the Porn Star is the prime  suspect.  Khaki hero would have none of this. “Can’t you see she  is innocent?” Suraj wants us to believe. He is soon getting some strange dreams about his mirror image asking where his chappals are. When in fact we should be asking where the scripwriters’ attention is, the chappals be damned.

By episode  8 we we have the answer at last. Naked is about child abuse and the effect that such violation of innocence has on adult life. I wouldn’t like to give away the film’s finale. But  by the time the  horny Hero and the  porny Heroine got down to playing Russian Roulette  in  the  last episode in this this corny homage to Basic Instinct I was laughing my head off.

Stilted  performances, weird  twists  in  the  plot and  amateurish editing….Naked with its provocative  title,  is  not the least tantalizing. The  love-making sequence is so clumsy I felt  sorry for the lead players. They desperately need  a crash course  in the Kamasutra.Though inexperience is not peculiar to them. It runs through the  entire team that  has  put together  this trashy whatyoumaycallit.

Really, Mr Bhatt! I’ve seen better performances and suspense on  Indian  television’s CID. By the time Suraj after suffering nightmares  tells his shrink, “Yeh sapne kuch kehna chahte hain.”

I begged for some such reassurance from the series. I am sure Naked bhi kuch kehna chahta hai. I am just not sure what that is.

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