tight thriller movie
From here the plot accelerates. Another girl is brutally murdered and Arjan links it to the previous case. By the time the police understand, a third murder has taken place. Arjan, along with his team, joins the chain of murders, when he has to lose someone too. After the fourth murder, the police realize that they are now close to the killer. But would a psychopath killer be that easy to catch! Who is the killer and why is the question that keeps the interest in the story constantly.
Katputli is a very tight film as a thriller, especially till the first half. However, the romance of Akshay Kumar and Rakul Preet Singh, who plays a teacher, takes the story off track a bit. Especially in the midst of the thriller story, the decision to include a romantic song in the film seemed quite awkward.
Directive and technical side
The story falters in the last half hour. Especially when the killer’s face is revealed, after that the script gets settled quite quickly. As unique as the killer’s backstory and as dangerous as its consequences are, the director should have taken some time to establish the character. A little more work could have been done on the background score of the film as well. The film is average on the technical side. Rajeev Ravi’s cinematography and sound design help establish the story as a mystery. Especially where Arjan is looking for the killer. At the same time, Chandan Arora’s editing also keeps the story tied, especially in the first half. Overall this film of 2 hours 14 minutes does not disappoint you.
Talking about acting, Akshay Kumar is once again seen in very good form in a serious role. While there was a seriousness in his expressions as a police officer, the director has also given him a few comedy scenes where Akshay easily lights up the atmosphere. Rakul Preet is good in the role of teacher, but her character has not been given much chance in the story. Whereas it has proved to be a very interesting debut for Sargun Mehta. She plays the SHO, who works first against Arjan, then with him, to nab the killer. Chandrachur Singh, Hrishita Bhatt, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Sujit Sarkar in supporting roles attract attention even in a short span of time.
Rating- 3 Star
‘Katputli’ can be given the status of a good remake. The film gives you some thrilling moments. Especially if you haven’t seen ‘Ratsasan’, then this Akshay Kumar thriller is sure to charm you. Directed by Ranjit M Tiwari, the film has some shortcomings, but as a thriller, the screenplay holds. 3 stars for Katputli from Filmbeat.