Cast- Neil Nitin Mukesh, Adah Sharma, Gul Panag, Rajit Kapoor, Sudhanshu Pandey, Taher Shabbir.
Director- Naman Nitin Mukesh
Thriller is one of the most interesting and exciting genre when it comes to mainstream cinema. The audience for this genre is quite lesser but mostly many Classic films belongs to the same genre and one just can’t deny this fact. Bypass Road had haunting trailer and we kept guessing for a while, that kind of excitement comes only in Thriller genre. Sometimes it can be dark, sometimes it can be slow but at the end product will have something thrilling. Bypass Road too walks on the same path, it is unexpectedly slow and might test your patience with useless screenwriting all around but then film has got some brilliant turnaround moments in the Climax.
The Story revolves around a young man Vikram (Neil Nitin Mukesh) who is a fashion prodigy. The story is layered with a murder of Sarah (Shama Sikander) who has affair with Vikram but engaged with Jimmy (Taher Shabbir). Vikram is in love with Radhika (Adah Sharma) and Sarah is in Love with Vikram. There is another love triangle of Vikram’s Father Pratap (Rajit Kapoor), Step-mother Romila (Gul Panag) and Narang (Sudhanshu Pandey). In the first half, film takes a lot of time to settle these characters along with some other characters and tell us that this is a fiasco we have for you. One would keep finding the logic behind it and you get it at the end.
Neil Nitin Mukesh delivers an honest performance and the stands best among the cast. Adah Sharma and Shama Sikander have got less scenes but they make sure they look gorgeous in every frame. Gul Panag too looks beautiful, Rajit Kapoor is a surprise package. Sudhanshu Pandey and Taher Shabbir impress with their act. While writing the script Neil Nitin Mukesh had some fascination of writing true thriller and gets it right at the end but the problem appears before that. Film is extra lengthy, especially in the first half, 2nd half picks up and then last 20 minutes makes it look a real thriller which we are expecting since the start. Music is a big let down here. Actually a real good thriller never needs Music to be good so it is acceptable but here that music makes film boring at several occasions. Cinematography and Background score is fantastic anyways. Director Naman Nitin Mukesh does a good job but he misses a chance of delivering a Classic thriller.
Cinespeaks Verdict– The writing of Bypass Road had potential to make a Masterpiece thriller which can be remembered for some time but lengthy and slow screenplay hurt it. If the entire film would have had the same pace and thrill it had in the last 20 minutes then Bypass Road would have became a Next Level Thrilling experience. At the moment it goes Average because it fulfills the hunger of that intellectual cinema with the climax, doesn’t matter how long it takes to reach there.
By :- Sameer Ahire.