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Star Forged: Manoj Bajpayee, Prachi Desai, Arjun Mathur, Sahil Vaid, Barkha Singh
Director: Aban Bharucha Deohans
Accessible on: Zee5
“Khaana khaaya?” asks the caller on the opposite finish of the telephone, to which Manoj Bajpayee’s character quips, “Kya timing hai aapki! Bas khaane hi jaa raha thha.” The endearing dialog between the mother-son duo then steers in the direction of the latter’s estranged spouse, adopted by our protagonist urging his ‘amma’ to maneuver on earlier than ending the decision.
We see him standing with a glass of beer, gazing outdoors the window. A nazm whose lyrics goes like, “Jaag uthha phir wohi bedard mohabat ka gham, Chot aisi lagi kehta aaj bhi woh zakhm,” performs on the gramophone, and describes his frame of mind. Surprisingly, it is the delicately woven moments like these which linger lengthy on this homicide thriller movie.
What’s Yay: Manoj Bajpayee
What’s Nay: The suspense movie loses its thrill in a couple of parts
The whodunnit begins with a bunch of younger trekkers stumbling upon the useless physique of a younger lady. It seems, the high-profile sufferer Pooja (Barkha Singh) was the daughter of a retired choose (Justice Chaudhary). Decided to convey his daughter’s killer to justice, the latter requests the Police Commissioner to assign her homicide case to ACP Avinash Verma (Manoj Bajpayee), a hot-headed, impatient cop who has by no means adopted guidelines in his whole profession.
With the assistance of a particular group comprising of three cops- Sanjana Bhatia (Prachi Desai), Amit Chauhan (Sahil Vaid) and Raj Gupta (Vaquar Sheikh), ACP Avinash Verma units out to nab the wrongdoer earlier than the case turns chilly. The needle of suspicion factors to a younger politician Ravi Khanna (Arjun Mathur) whose spouse is mendacity comatose within the hospital and was besties with Pooja. However, is there extra to this than meets the attention?
Advert filmmaker and creator Aban Bharucha Deohans who beforehand helmed a brief movie titled Teaspoon, makes her debut as a feature-film director with Manoj Bajpayee starrer Silence…Can You Hear It? Whereas Aban ticks off many of the bins relating to holding your consideration together with her story about an almost-perfect crime minus any witness, she loses her grip a bit relating to the screenplay. The execution too, lacks novelty barring a couple of scenes.
Additionally, the crimson herrings fail to construct a suspense as one is definitely capable of scent the wrongdoer from a distance as soon as Aban reveals her playing cards.
Manoj Bajpayee’s character within the movie comes with ‘The Household Man’ hangover, however the proficient actor manages so as to add some quirks to make it distinct from his earlier cop acts. The Nationwide Award successful actor along with his trademark tongue-in-cheek humour, additionally brings some reduction within the tense moments.
It is good to see Prachi Desai on display after a very long time and the actress makes probably the most out of her position. Arjun Mathur pulls off the assorted shades in his character fairly successfully. Sahil Vaid, Vaquar Sheikh and Barkha Singh are efficient of their respective roles.
Arvind Singh’s cinematography aptly captures the tense moments. Sandeep Kumar Sethy’s enhancing scissors may have been somewhat extra sharper so as to add extra grip to the story-telling.
Fortunately, the makers of Silence…Can You Hear It? steer clear of inserting pointless songs which might have in any other case, diluted the plot. The background rating gels properly with the theme of the movie.
In one of many scenes within the movie when one of many characters ask Justice Chaudhary the explanation behind assigning his daughter’s homicide case to ACP Avinash Verma, he replies, “Because his version of justice is not jaded.” In an analogous method, Manoj Bajpayee additionally does full justice to what’s supplied to him on paper. The actor carries this homicide thriller on his sturdy shoulders and brings it to a passable conclusion.
We give 3 stars out of 5 to Manoj Bajpayee-Prachi Desai starrer Silence…Can You Hear It?.