No doubt the story of the film is complicated, but it keeps your attention till the end. Anurag Kashyap has added a thrill element from the first frame itself. Also, the entire story hardly revolves around four-five characters, so you are constantly interested in these characters. The film rests on the template of a romantic, time-travel thriller, which is not as deep as Anurag’s other films, but layered. The good thing is that some scenes have a good punch of humor to keep the film balanced. Talking about the lack of the film, there are many plots going on simultaneously, there are many twists, due to which it seems high on an emotional level.
Technically, the film is above average. Arti Bajaj’s meticulous editing makes the story interesting, but the length of the film could have been shortened. The length of the film is of great importance in thriller films. Along with this, another aspect that looks weak is the songs of the film. There are two songs in the film which do not add much to the story. The background score given by Shore Police is good. The production design of the film also attracts attention, so it deserves mention.
What can be better if a good story gets the support of good actors. In this film, Taapsee Pannu seems to be completely settled in her character. The seriousness and distraction that her complex character needed here, the actress has brought it well. There is ambiguity in his gestures regarding the happenings around him. At the same time, Pavail Gulati attracts attention with his meticulous acting in the role of Police Inspector. Rahul Bhatt and Shashwat Chatterjee have done a commendable job in their respective characters.
Movies like Dobara are rarely made in Bollywood. Perhaps also because such experimental films can be risky in terms of box office. But there is no doubt that this suspense-thriller by Anurag Kashyap is a must watch. Its story and characters are quite interesting, which will keep you hooked for 2 hours. 3.5 stars for ‘Dobaara’ from Filmbeat.