We are not told much about Misha’s past, except that she survived an accident, but lost both her legs. Rukmini asks Meesha, who has come home after 15 years, “I tried to know about you, but you are not even on social media. How is it possible in today’s time that you have no digital footprint”.. Where Meesha Suspicion continues to creep in, as she begins to experience some paranormal activity in the palace, suspecting that her father has been killed. In such a situation, he is supported by Kapil (Vikrant Massey), who takes care of his father’s work and was considered closest to him.
direction and technical side
Pawan Kriplani’s mystery-thriller maintains a rhythm from the very beginning. The characters are established with great interest. But the film fails to create suspense. The film uses the same age-old formula of creating fear, the sound of footsteps in a deserted place, creaking doors, flapping pages, sudden power cut etc.. On top of that, the old palace and its empty rooms also complete the rest. . Well, there is a kind of calmness throughout the film, which makes it stand out from the rest. The cinematography of the film is very good. Its camera work gets full marks.. and the same can be said for the production design. Despite the weak screenplay, the film looks appealing.
Talking about acting, Sara Ali Khan has done a lot of work on her dialogue delivery and expressions in this film. She looks comfortable in her character. Vikrant Massey is a strong actor, so he has tried to give his perfect performance here too. Although he deserved a better script. Chitraganda Singh has played her character very well. Can say that apart from her in the character of Rukmini, you will not be able to think of anyone else. Rahul Dev and Akshay Oberoi grab attention in their brief but important roles.
On the whole, despite an average screenplay, Gaslight keeps you hooked with a bit of thrill and decent performances. If you like the mystery-thriller genre, you can watch it once. The film is available on Disney+Hotstar from 31 March. 2.5 stars to Gaslight from filmbeat.