a tight thriller film
From here the plot accelerates. Another girl is brutally murdered and Arjan connects it to the previous case. By the time the police find out, a third murder has been committed. Arjan, along with his team, gets involved in the killing spree when he too has to lose someone. After the fourth murder, the police realize that they are already close to the killer. But will a psychopathic killer be so easy to catch! Who is the killer and why is the question that keeps interest in the story constant.
Katputli is a very tight film as a thriller, especially till the first half. But the romance of Akshay Kumar and Rakul Preet Singh, who plays a teacher, takes the story a bit off track. Especially in the midst of a thriller, the decision to include a romantic song in the film seemed quite awkward.
Directive and technical side
The story gets bogged down in the last half hour. Especially when the killer’s face is revealed, after which the scenario is settled rather quickly. As unique as the killer’s backstory is and as dangerous as the consequences, the director had to take some time to establish the character. A little more work could have been done on the background of the film. The film is technically average. Rajeev Ravi’s cinematography and sound design help make the story a mystery. Especially where Arjan is looking for the killer. At the same time, Chandan Arora’s editing also keeps the story connected, especially in the first half. Overall, this 2 hour and 14 minute movie does not disappoint.
Talking about acting, Akshay Kumar is once again seen in very good form in a serious role. Although there was seriousness in his expression as a police officer, the director has also given him a few comedy scenes where Akshay easily brightens the atmosphere. Rakul Preet is good as a teacher but her character is not given much chance in the story. While this turned out to be a very interesting debut for Sargun Mehta. She plays an SHO who works first against Arjan, then with him to catch the killer. Chandrachur Singh, Hrishita Bhatt, Gurpreet Gugi, Sujit Sarkar in supporting roles grab attention even for a short span of time.
Rating – 3 stars
‘Katputli’ can get the status of a good remake. The movie gives you thrilling moments. Especially if you haven’t seen ‘Ratsasan’ then this Akshay Kumar thriller is sure to enthrall you. Directed by Ranjit M Tiwari, the film has some flaws but as a thriller, the script holds up. 3 stars for Katputli by Filmbeat.
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