Bloomers derail ‘The Train’
Fails to strike a chord: The Train
Director: Hasnain Hyderabadwala and Raksha Mistry
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Geeta Basra and Sayali Bhagat.
Storyline: A married advertisement professional is blackmailed when he strays too far one evening.
Bottomline: The film is replete with oversights.
Long working hours. Unhappy marriages. Sick child. Directors Hasnain Hyderabadwala and Raksha Mistry’s film has everything identifiable. Yet it fails to strike a chord. Why? Simply because the directors skim the surface, and the film is replete
with oversights that expect you to be blind.
Also a music score by Himesh Reshammiya that leaves you wishing you were temporarily deaf too.
Starring Emraan Hashmi with Geeta Basra and Sayali Bhagat, the film had potential to hold interest.
It starts off as the story of an advertisement professional, Hashmi, not having the best of marriages with Basra. And a sick child to tend to.
However, soon it turns into a blackmail game as the man strays too far one evening. The rest is a thriller that demands some attention, leaving enough scope to stray out once too often!
Of course, the directors don’t help the cause of a decent script with their bloomers: we have Basra stepping out for a PTA meeting late in the evening!
We have the hero travelling by taxi too often for the train sequence to be of any great import.
And we have girls who don’t shed clothes. A rarity? Not quite. They simply don’t put them on in the first place.
Want to board this train? Just a little piece of advice: Miss the train. This time the joy would lie in waiting.
ZIYA US SALAM
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