Complete review of “Dobaara”
Star Cast: Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem, Adil Hussain, Lisa Ray, Rhea Chakraborthy, Madalina Bellabriu Ion
Director: Prawaal Raman
Music Director: Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Samira Koppikar
The story revolves around a brother and sister and how they fall prey to a haunted mirror. While they are making an attempt to destroy the mirror that had spoiled their childhood, they create more problems for each other.
Story of the movie:
Alex Merchant (Adil Hussain), an artist by profession happily lives with his wife Liza (Lisa Ray) and kids Natasha (Huma Qureshi) and Kabir (Saqib Saleem). In the meantime, Alex buys an antique mirror and soon after his life changes upside down. He kills his wife Liza and incidentally his son Kabir kills him which results in Kabir being sent to a juvenile prison.
Many years later, Natasha decides to prove her brother innocent by telling the truth to everyone through a recording but things aren’t in her favour. Tanya (Rhea Chakraborty), a lawyer, helps Kabir in coming out of the cell.
There are many ups and downs in the film. Will Natasha be able to prove Kabir’s innocence or the possessed mirror will play its own evil game?
The best part of the film is its direction. Prawaal Raman is certainly one of the most underrated directors of our times. Handling a subject of a possessed mirror by keeping the thriller element alive till the last frame isn’t an easy job. The treatment of the film is its USP. Film’s direction is great and the way of shooting is even better.
Huma Qureshi is convincing in her act and so is Saqib Saleem. Guess their chemistry works for the film as they are real life siblings, which was required for a subject like this.
Adil Hussain plays the father yet again, essaying the role of Alex Merchant. It is through Alex that the movie gets it element of romance. The scenes in which he loses his marbles and goes after his hapless wife (a wooden Lisa Ray) is a knockout.
Rhea Chakraborty and Lisa Ray are average but Madalina is noticeable throughout.
The music of the film is fine. But the background score is very good, which is very important for any horror movie. The background score jars and the pace is dreary because it depends too much on repetitive dialogue.
Watch Or Not:
On the whole, “Dobaara” is engaging and definitely not avoidable. With so many films releasing this Friday, Dobaara will surely stands out for its unusual treatment and story telling. For fans of scary movies, “Dobaara: See Your Evil” might just pass muster.