Director Sudhir Mishra’s Inkaar is an engaging thriller planted on the corporate world which loses its sharpness towards the end and ends up being quite an average drama. The engaging pace of the screenplay with fast cuts and cheesy counter dialogs are all kind of spoiled by the over dramatic ending.
The plot of the movie revolves around a private investigation happening in a corporate advertising agent. Maya Luthra, the national creative head of the agency has officially filed a petition against the CEO Rahul Verma for sexually harassing her. The movie is a narration of the past of these characters through the interrogation process where the two independently explains their part. The professional ego’s and the dirty games for better designation are the main pillars of this plot.
The narrative style reminded me about the movie Social Network, but here those juicy verbal encounters between Rahul and the committee made the movie quite engaging. Actually the story wants to be diplomatic towards the central protagonists, but the end result looked quite male dominant. The divide and rule policy of KK didn’t got the required attention in the screenplay and the climax washroom melodrama takes away all that energy in the narration.
On screen, Arjun Rampal impressed me as the angry yet cool CEO Rahul. The body language and rendering style suits the character. Chitrangada Singh finally gets something that offers her a chance to perform rather than mere skin show. Vipin Sharma offers some light hearted moments for the audience as Gupta. Deepti Naval performs smartly as the social worker/ committee head.
In the making, I must say all the departments impressed me very much in the beginning especially Archit D Rastogi’s edits. Direction of Mr Sudhir Mishra and the screenplay was also quite energetic at those moments. But as the story moved on the emotional sides of the accusing kind of threw away the relevance of all the drama that was created in the beginning. Soharanpur sentimence and all were not that digestible. Loved the music from Shanthanu – Swananth team. Also loved the color tone given to each segment of the flash back.
On the whole Inkaar is a half baked cake with a tasty cream layer. I am giving it a 2.5/5. It’s a movie that could have been made much better if they looked for something beyond emotional drama.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended