OTT Review : Yami Gautam’s LOST – Hindi film on ZEE5
Published on Feb 17, 2023 3:01 am IST
LOST Hindi Movie Review

Release Date : February 16, 2023 Rating : 2.5/5

Starring: Yami Gautam, Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna, Neil Bhoopalam, Pia Bajpiee, Tushar Pandey

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

Producers: Zee Studios, Sam Fernandez, Indrani Mukherjee, Kishor Arora, Shareen Mantri Kedia

Music Director: Shantanu Moitra

Cinematography: Avik Mukhopadhyay

Editor: Bodhaditya Banerjee

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Yami Gautam starrer Lost has been released directly on the OTT platform ZEE5. Pink fame Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury directed this film after a long gap of seven years. Let’s see how the film is.



A young theatre artist named Ishan Bharti (Tushar Pandey) goes missing, and soon, police brands that Ishan is a Maoist. Vidhi Sahani (Yami Gautam), who is a crime reporter, decides to know the actual truth behind Ishan’s missing. Vidhi suspects Ankita Chauhan (Pia Bajpiee), who has been in relation with Ishan. Vidhi also doubts Ranjan Varma (Rahul Khanna), a politician, for Ishan’s missing. Where did Ishan go? Is he alive or dead? What’s the reason behind his missing? The movie has all the answers.


Plus Points:

The makers touched upon some of the important issues of society, such as untouchability and discrimination. Also, the film does talk about vendetta politics and violent propaganda that a few political parties run for their own good. These are very sensitive topics, and the attempt is very much appreciable.

Yami Gautam once again delivers a very fine performance after A Thursday. The actress is very convincing as a crime reporter who is very determined in her quest for the truth. Yami Gautam carries the entire film on her shoulders. It is nice that the actress is selecting different subjects lately.

Rahul Khanna was stunning as a politician, and the actor gave a very subtle performance. The dialogues are nicely written, and a few make us think too. The ending is nicely curated, and the other artists, like Pankaj Kapur and Pia Bajpiee, did their roles well.


Minus Points:

Though the issues that were addressed in the film have relevance, the way the movie is narrated is not engaging. The movie is inconsistent and is sure to cause boredom to the viewers. Films like Lost need racy screenplay and attention-holding sequences, but unfortunately, these were majorly missing in the movie.

The film got diluted due to the focus on some unwanted aspects. Due to this, the overall impact of the movie was reduced heavily. The lengthy runtime is one more major drawback. The film could have been kept way below 2 hours to make things enthralling.

The placement of songs is awful, and they come as a roadblock during a few interesting moments. More emphasis should have been laid on Ishan’s character, which is the soul of the film. The depth was missing in his characterization.


Technical Aspects:

The background score by Shantanu Moitra is decent. Avik Mukhopadhyay’s cinematography is good, and the interiors of Kolkata city have been nicely showcased. The editing is below par, and many scenes could have been eliminated. The makers spent reasonably on the movie.

Coming to the director, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, he did a pretty ordinary job with the film. While his intention to deliver a different film is perceptible, the movie wasn’t engrossing. The subject chosen is good, but the issue is with the messy narration. Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s Pink was a modern classic due to its stunning characterizations and interesting narrative. But with Lost, the director couldn’t repeat his previous film’s magic.



On the whole, Lost is a so-so thriller that has a few interesting moments. Yami Gautam did a very fine job, but the presence of unnecessary scenes made the movie lose track. Though Lost isn’t a bad film by any means, the lack of consistency in the storytelling makes it an okay watch this weekend. Rating: 2.5/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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