Rahasya – Movie Review 23 Jan 2015   351


rahasya movie review

Overview

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Tisca Chopra, Ashish Vidyarthi, Ashwini Kalsekar, Mita Vashisht
Direction: Manish Gupta
Genre: Mystery
Duration: 2 hours 4 minutes

Critics Rating

CNN IBN:

To be fair, the script isn’t all bad. Gupta gives us little clues in throwaway dialogues, in innocuous scenes where characters behave uncharacteristically, and in seemingly ordinary moments that prove surprisingly relevant. You’ll be piecing the puzzle as the film unfolds, and although you’ll probably guess the film’s big revelation before it’s made, this isn’t a bad way to spend two hours of your life.I’m going with three out of five for Rahasya. It’s a very watchable thriller, inconsistent but never dull. A compelling account inspired by an oddly fascinating case…
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NDTV:

This is a dark, desperate, sinister, gutsy and gripping thriller which may not tilt you to the edge of the seat. But you do want to know who killed the teenaged girl Ayesha Mahajan.The answer won’t please you for sure.Messy lives, sordid relationships, betrayal and revenge run through the veins of the film. Barbara Cartland would have frowned. But Agatha Christie would have assuredly approved…
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Times of India (TOI):

As far as execution is concerned, while the unhurried unfolding of mystery adds depth to the film, it also demands patience from the viewers, which may or may not work in its favour. Nonetheless, this tale of the ‘perfect crime’ will appeal to fans of the genre…
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Bolywood Hungama:

With RAHASYA, director Manish Gupta has tried his level best to keep the secret (read ‘whodunit’) intact. One must admit that, he achieves it to a large extent, thanks to the plot. The whodunit aspect of the film notwithstanding, Manish suffers in his direction very badly. Over a period of time, the film starts boring you because of it being stretched at unwanted places. On the whole, RAHASYA can be skipped without any regret.
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Mid Day:

Clever filmmakers heavily bank on the curiosity factor that a given incident (in this case, the double murder) generates, but fortunately this film keeps you interested and thrilled through its just about two-hour running time.
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