Genre : Mystery Horror Thriller
Our rating :
A wheelchair-bound young woman, Meesha (Sara Ali Khan) returns to the ancestral house of her father in Rajasthan after a long time, only to discover that her father is missing. She starts noticing a series of odd events in the house like items getting lost, unusual nocturnal footsteps, and often dimming gaslights that are moving on their own. When she tries to explain the unusual things happening in the haveli, nobody believes her. Will Meesha be able to uncover the mystery?
The story shows that Meesha had a drastic past as her mother committed suicide. Fortunately, she survives a life-threatening accident. The unexpected events happening in the house undoubtedly produce suspense and make it more intense.Haunted palace, a lonely woman, paranormal activities happening around, and family members' strange behavior, Gaslight has all the ingredients that make it an engaging thriller film one should watch!
The story is like a rollercoaster ride that makes you question everything in the beginning but will ravishingly interestingly reveal the truth.
The story lacks conflicts and reasoning after sometime. Things seem much more predictable with each successive event. Although the story claims to be a suspense thriller but lacks to create suspense and fails to frighten the audience. The drama is not spiced up to that extent and fails to keep the viewers hooked.
Talking about the actors, Sara Ali Khan's performance as Meera is commendable as she perfectly picks up the character and effortlessly amazes us with her acting. Meanwhile, the role of Kapil played by Vikrant Massey makes the story interesting as he portrays the nice and the bad guy in the best way possible. His performance is the only thing that creates some sort of thrill in the movie. Whereas Chirangada Singh as Rukmani and Akshay Oberoi as Rana carried their characters with much ease without disappointing the audience.
Even though the film is a series of predictable events but the actors will keep you hooked. The commendable performance of the cast makes sure to engage the audience. If you are looking for a thriller movie with unique casting, then it's a much watch for you!
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