The Train Movie Review
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Geeta Basra, Sayali Bhagat, Asseem Merchant, Anant Mahadevan, Suresh Menon and Rajat Bedi; Director: Raksha Mistry, Hasnain S Hyderabadwala; Rating: ***
Produced under the banners of Siddhi Vinayak Creations, ‘The Train’ happens to be a romantic thriller based on love, deception and commitment. The film has been directed by the duo of Raksha Mistry and Hasnain S Hyderabadwala. The film stars Emraan Hashmi, Geeta Basra and debutante Sayali Bhagat in pivotal roles.
Belonging to the genre of thriller, ‘The Train’ certainly reaches its station without jumping any signals. The film is a logical culmination of sub plots which deal with varied emotions in the film.
As most of the thrillers do, this one too is largely inspired by the Hollywood thriller Derailed, which starred Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston in the lead. The film also inculcates the plot of Bezubaan, where a blackmailer makes life hell for a married person.
Nevertheless, the film works as it moves with a decent pace and keeps you engrossed in the proceedings.
The plot of ‘The Train’ revolves around Vishal Dixit (Emraan Hashmi). Vishal is a normal middle class man, who is settled with his wife Anjali (Sayali Bhagat) and their 5 year old daughter, Nikki, in Bangkok.
Vishal and Anjali are going through a bad phase in their marriage and to add it on Vishal falls for a married woman Roma (Geeta Basra). Roma is a lonely woman who is blessed with seductive beauty and this quality attracts Vishal towards her. They end up in a world of romance and lust, an extra-marital affair.
Vishal is completely trapped in the captivating beauty of Roma. They cross all the lines that exist between them and end up in a hot and treacherous affair. Slowly, Vishal’s unpredictable behaviour becomes a cause for Anjali’s suspicion. At the same time, Vishal is completely divided between Anjali and Roma.
One day, Vishal realizes that there is a third person who knows about his affair with Roma. The antagonist is hell bent on using the information to destroy the lives of three people. The game begins as Vishal begins his search for his secretive enemy. He decides to end the life of his enemy, once and for all.
The thrilling aspects of the film increase from here on as a lot of questions arises such as, whether Vishal will be able to save his family and Roma? Who is Vishal’s enemy? Will Anjali forgive Vishal?
The film is short and the screenplay shifts gears from one plot to another effectively, leaving you with some thrilling moments.
Direction is praiseworthy. The duo maintain the quality of narration and crispness throughout the film. Though, the plot of blackmailer seemed stretched a way too much. The music of the film is given by Mithoon, who infuses a very unique sound of music in each of its songs and redefines techno sound in the beats. Cinematographer K Raj Kumar captures the locales of Bangkok and Pattaya commendably.
Acting wise, Emraan carries the whole film on his shoulders with his immaculate performance. Sayali Bhagat needs to work on her acting skills. Geeta Basra emerges as a true surprise as she looks sexy both in terms of body language and expressions. Aseem Merchant and Anant Mahadevan are good. Suresh Menon leaves a few smiles on your face.
Overall, if you are looking for a masala entertainer then catch ‘TheTrain’.