Shadow Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film
If you are too curious to watch a man without vision, act, wait for the DVD release. Not worth the price of your ticket.
Aug 21, 2009 By Ashok Nayak

Only reason to watch this rather B-gradish movie is the leading man, Nasser Khan, who is actually blind in real life. How has a man who can see nothing carried off those rather complicated stunts? How has a man who has never seen dance, shake his leg to the tunes of Shadow on screen? It's probably the first time, when someone blind portrays the leading role in a commercial Bollywood flick.


Shadow directed by Rohit Nayyar is a murder mystery that revolves around a serial killer Arjun Sherawat. Sanjana, a police officer, is handed the case of solving a serial killing that has been haunting the city for over six months. With no clues left behind the clean murders have kept everyone puzzled about who could possibly be the convict. Unfortunately some instances puts two reporters - Sheetal and Rahul under the suspects list. The rest of the movie goes about cornering the guilty and finding the motive behind all the killings.


Well, how we wish director Rohit Nayyar had concentrated more on the script than just trying to showcase the acting skills of Nasser Khan. The man is expected to do, what most superstars, fail at. Carrying a movie purely on the onscreen histrionics of an actor is a tough task and when the leading man is blind, it makes it a lot harder.


Almost all scenes fall flat, including the song sequences. Performances are outright pathetic, although credit should go to Nasser Khan, for all the hard work and dedication that has gone into his performance, he is a non-actor. The director and the actor try every trick in the book, to make the performance stylish and effective, but quite unfortunately, the results are disastrous. Technically the film is okay, but content-wise a dud.


Milind Soman as Rahul Kapoor is fine. Sonali Kulkarni has put on a lot of weight and this has to be one of her worst performances. Others are equally bad.


To sum up, if you are too curious to watch a man without vision, act, wait for the DVD release. Not worth the price of your ticket.


Ashok Nayak

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