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Lockdown Review : Guilty- Hindi film on Netflix
Published on May 23, 2020 11:50 pm IST

Starring : Kiara Advani, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, Gurfateh Singh Pirzada

Directed by : Ruchi Narain

Produced by : Karan Johar, Aneesha Baig

Cinematography : Andrew Boulter, Antoine Parker


So, continuing the series of reviewing movies and shows during the lockdown period, our today’s pick is the Netflix original film Guilty. Directed by Ruchi Narain, lets now see how it is.


What’s it about?

The film is set amidst the Me Too movement. Things become scary for Nanki Dutta (Kiara Advani) when Tanu Kumar(Akansha Ranjan Kapoor), a new student in her university accuses her boyfriend VJ(Gurfateh Singh Pirzada)of having raped her on the night of Valentine’s 2018. The rest of the story is as to how Nanki finds out what actually happened that fateful night.


What’s good?

Kiara Advani looks cool in the film and her carefree attitude is to die for. The way she transforms herself and later starts investigating the case is shown well. The film is narrated in a flashback style of the screenplay and looks good in some parts. The Delhi backdrop is shown well in the film. As the film is set up with the Me Too movement, how serious can things get is shown well in the film. The BGM, production values and visuals are good.


What’s bad?

The film starts off well and is set nicely until the first half an hour. But from there on, things go wrong badly. The film is filled with over the top moments and climax looks rushed big time. The writing is water-thin and that is the big problem as the director has nothing much to showcase part from pulling the story on and on. Even though Kiara does well, her character looks overstretched.


Final Word :

Overall, Guilty is a film that has a contemporary premise and starts well. But after a while, a simple story is stretched for no reason. The production values and Kiara Advani look good but that does not mean the film is good. It is over the top in some parts and will entertain you only in a below-average manner during this lockdown period.

Rating: 2.5/5


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