Cast- Emraan Hashmi, Rishi Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala, Vedhika
Director- Jeetu Joseph
Thriller is one of the most exciting genre because you get to see something thrilling which might blow your mind, doesn’t matter if it’s not entertaining enough and taking some time. The Body directed by Jeetu Joseph is a mystery thriller revolving around a Murder and the conflicts around it. With several conflicts and turnaround moments it keeps you hooked for those 2 hours and gives a satisfaction of watching a Good Thriller.
When the body of a powerful businesswoman Maya Verma (Sobhita Dhulipala) disappears from the morgue, the inspector Jairaj (Rishi Kapoor) in charge hunts for the truth. But when he questions her husband Dev Verma (Emraan Hashmi) he realizes that there is much more to the case than meets the eye and the chilling drama is followed later. The 4th main character of the is Ritu played by Vedhika and how she is involved in this murder mystery is a real thing to watch in the film.
The narrative here is short and that’s why impactful even though it looks slightly predictable at the end. Most of the thriller lovers can find it decent because of that predictable portion and if you’re not one of them then the Climax might blow you away. A tight screenplay is spoiled by the songs in the middle and most of them have slow melody and typical romantic theme which looks totally unnecessary in Mystery films. Acting wise Emraan Hashmi gets an acting Oriented role after a long time and it’s pleasing to see him doing such roles convincingly. Rishi Kapoor as Inspector is Good anyways, and that was quite expected. Sobhita adds enough glamour, hotness and intensity with her presence whereas Vedhika looks cute as hell.
Musically The Body is promising but as a Music Album only, not video in the screenplay. That 2 hours runtime could have been shortened and could be made more pacy without songs. Dialogues, Cinematography and Background Music are supportive enough.
Cinespeaks Verdict– Director Jeetu Joseph has definitely made a Good thriller but at the same time he missed the opportunity of making even better one. Thankfully it doesn’t have loopholes in the storytelling and doesn’t take too much time to get to the suspense parts. Overall it’s a Fine thriller with good performances by actors and well crafting by the director. The Body has a Soul in it’s writing and that is enough to give it a watch.
By :- Sameer Ahire.