Actress: Tisca Chopra
Genre: Social, Thriller
Release Date: 30th January, 2015
Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Tisca Chopra, Ashish Vidyarthi, Mita Vashisht, Ashwini Kalsekar
Director: Manish Gupta
Producer: Monica Vimal Maluka
Music Director: Ranjit Barot
Plot: The film’s story centres on a couple whose only child, a teenaged girl, has been murdered in her sleep inside their large duplex apartment.
The film attempts to resolve about this brutal murder are – who did it? Why and how? The film’s story has been presented as a murder mystery and is slated to hit theatres on January 30th, 2015.
Rating: 2.5/5 Stars (Two and half stars)
Star Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Tisca Chopra, Ashish Vidyarthi, Mita Vashisht, Ashwini Kalsekar
Director: Manish Gupta
What’s Good: A murder mystery after a very long time that grips you in the first half. Excellent acting by Kay Kay Menon who makes a fine CBI officer and solves the case like Sherlock Holmes.
What’s Bad: A boring climax. Average storyline with loopholes.
Loo break: Won’t miss much!
Watch or Not?: If you are a fan of murder mysteries, this one is not a perfect case to solve. It is a decent watch if you want to. For a change watch a film without the usual sing and dance show and unnecessary love angles. Rahasya is a ‘Rahasya’ you may solve if you have not played Cluedo in long.
When the teenage daughter of Dr. Sachin Mahajan is murdered in her own house, what follows is a trail of the murder as newer and newer suspects come under the CBI scanner. As the mystery is being solved, there is another murder in the same house and some suspicious deaths follow.
Is it someone from the family itself? Or Is Ayesha’s murderer a jilted lover?
Rahasya Review: Script Analysis
A murder mystery may not always be a perfect potion like an Alfred Hitchcock film but if the key elements are in place, it can work with even a basic plot. Rahasya minus its theatrical elements of a CBI officer munching on walnuts and being nagged by his wife for a bigger house is quite engaging. Starting with a teenage girl’s murder case, the second half unfolds into a multiple murder case that goes to the CBI.
The writer builds a good engaging tale with its nitty gritty in place. The only problem here is that it fails at keeping up the gripping pace in the climax which was quite necessary. Murder mysteries are all about the climax and just when this game of Cluedo comes to the end, you have already guessed the culprit.
Rahasya Review: Star Performances
Ashish Vidyarthi in his role of Dr. Mahajan is quite admirable. In spite of not having many dialogues, his body language speaks volumes for his character.
Tisca Chopra as Mrs. Mahajan turned out quite disappointing. Even though her character may be a little meek, she fails to perform according to her caliber.
Kay Kay Menon outshines in this film. As the CBI officer, he is tough, witty and power packed.