R Balki rightly brought out the other side of Critic-Cinema


New Delhi: R Balki’s Chup: The Revenge of the Artist has hit the theaters today and is undoubtedly one of its kind. A film is a director’s child and how damaging it can be to murder one’s child is the clear motto of this psycho-thriller. The film stars Dulquer Salmaan, Sunny Deol and Shreya Dhanwantri in lead roles. The film also stars Pooja Bhatt in an important role.

Now coming to the plot of Chup, the film revolves around a psychopathic serial killer who targets and rates film critics after killing them. Thus became the ‘critic of the critics’.

Danny (Dulquer Salmaan), a florist by day and a serial killer by night, falls in love with an entertainment journalist (Shreya Dhanwantri), and eventually falls prey to the latter after reviewing a film. Takes.

Talking of story and execution, R Balki has rightly brought out the love-hate relationship between film critics and cinema. The film takes inspiration from Guru Dutt’s last film Kaagaz Ke Phool. A film that was ruthlessly trampled on by critics at the time, it was Guru Dutt’s last film.

Even after 110 years of Indian cinema, some content-wise potential movies get trashed due to reviews from some ‘official’ critics. Whereas, films with weak content may see bright stars due to paid reviews. Dulquer Salmaan’s film is the voice of many sad directors and actors, who have had to bear the pressure of critical reviews.

Acting wise, every character was spot on – especially Dulquer who stole the entire show. There could be no better choice for a psycho killer than Dulquer. Pooja Bhatt plays the role of a criminal psychologist well. Sunny Deol looked promising as a cop.

The only problem with Chup was the mystery revelation, which seemed too early for such a thriller piece. Also the climax scene could have been stronger.

The film is otherwise a strong material, which is lacking in most films today. The chemistry between Dulquer and Shreya was energetic, filmy yet romantic at times.

Overall, if you have a true flair for the material, then Quiet is something you cannot miss.

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