India’s Most Wanted Movie Review 2019: The Heroics Of Unsung Heroes

India’s Most Wanted Movie Review 2019: The Heroics Of Unsung Heroes

India’s Most Wanted Movie Review 2019: The Heroics Of Unsung Heroes India’s Most Wanted Movie Review 2019: The Heroics Of Unsung Heroes Source : Fox Star Hindi

In a nutshell, a perpetrator of terror is hunted down by a group of unsung heroes.

A series of blasts rocks India over many years. But multi security agencies sit complacent in Delhi, convinced that the main terrorists are in Pakistan and Dubai and can't be touched.

Prabhat from an intelligence team in Bihar has his network of informers who point him towards Nepal. This is where the chief terror suspect operates with the full support of Pakistan's ISI. Prabhat and his team have only fervour on their side with neither support from Delhi nor arms or finance. In fact, they've even been dipping into their own pockets to funda lot of their operations.But Prabhat does have the tacit support of Rajesh Singh, his senior, who has been impressed by the covert operations of the team.

In the past, writer-director Rajkumar Gupta has demonstrated his skill at giving the right thriller elements to a variety of films like Aamir, No One Killed Jessica and Raid. The hunt for the terrorist in Nepal retains that element especially since the Pakistani side is also sharp and almost on to the team from India that's operating under the radar. So there are a few anxious moments with the senior in Patna tense and having his bouts of doubts over the operation.

The apathy of the authorities in Delhi comes through with as much clarity as the tension that builds up with the ISI close on Prabhat's heels.

In the midst of the tension, the banter between brooding Prabhat and his senior officer gives a humour break which is neat and not overdone. There's a girl who keeps sending come-hither text messages to Prabhat which also comes as comic relief once in a while. The backroom functioning in North Block Delhi also has a sprinkling of wit which cuts the tension. But the tension is omnipresent in Prabhat's life as he and the team go into Nepal unarmed to get their man.

India's Most Wanted may have the same main core but it's different from Uri in several ways. One, Prabhat and his team are off the books, getting no support from those who wield power in Delhi while Uri was an operation by the Indian army with the full backing of the government. Two, it's an armed combat in Uri by fully trained army personnel. Three, in Uri, it was ‘ghar mein ghus kar marenge' and ‘How's the josh?'. Prabhat has no such fiery lines, in fact his only ‘josh' is his patriotism. Four, Uri had an emotional family backdrop. Rajkumar Gupta makes only a brief mention of the personal lives of all the team members who're willing to give up their lives to ferret out the rat who has killed so many innocents in India.

Perhaps it's because of these very differences that India's Most Wanted will be appreciated by a smaller audience than Uri. The mood is like a plateau with no great highs. Arjun Kapoor as Prabhat has a nice smile but he smiles only once in a while and is serious and solemn all the time without animation. There's a terrific supporting cast in place including Rajesh Sharma as the senior that gives credibility to the characters and to the proceedings.

Verdict: For a classy thriller inspired by real life incidents but has no whistle-getting highs, India's Most Wanted gets a 3* rating.

Disclaimer: We are proud that LehrenTV reviewer Bharathi S Pradhan has been appointed an advisory member of the prestigious CBFC. However, her reviews reflect her personal appraisal of a film and do not in any way speak on behalf of the Censor Board.

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