Bollywood over the years has unfailingly churned out products that take a look at obsessive behavioral patterns. Anant Mahadevan, the director of light romantic entertainers like Dil Vil Pyar Vyar and Dil Maange More in an effort to rise to fame tried his luck directing a sex thriller titled Aksar (dealt with obsession), the movie did average business. His last flick, the remake of a rollicking entertainer titled Victoria No 203 was a huge flop. How well does Aggar succeed in being a real thriller?
Aggar once again speaks of marital loyalty. The movie revolves around Janvi (Udita Goswami) married to a psychiatrist, Dr. Aditya Merchant (Shreyas Talpade). Their marriage faces murkiness as suspicion creeps in her mind about her husband having an extra-marital affair with Radha [Saadhika]. Suddenly the norms of marriage seems to be just in words, as Janvi’s distrust takes the shape of retribution and on a whim she gets attracted towards Aryan (Tusshar Kapoor), an employee in her company. The illicit romance was on full swing, but suddenly the story takes a twist. Janvi discovers that Radha is just an architect building a dream home for them. She realizes her blunder and tries to break herself free from the lures of Aryan. But for Aryan, the affair has taken the shape of a dangerous obsession.
Aggar starts off brilliantly. The first half of the movie is well knit with fast paced sequences required to carry off a thriller. With unimaginable sequences and twists that unfold gradually, the director has managed to grasp the attention of the viewer’s all through. But absurdity is the order of the day, the climax turned out to be a disappointment as the director abruptly chooses to give a run-of-a-mill ending. Musical score by Mithoon is disappointment, as his tunes get repetitive and boring. Cinematography is excellent.
Tusshar Kapoor as the obsessive lover is good. The intensity with which he performs the role is commendable. Although romancing the leading lady on screen is something that he should avoid. Udita Goswami looks good, flaunts her body and acts well. Shreyas Talpade in a different role delivers a wonderful performance. Undoubtedly he is one of the most talented actors of the current generation. Sophie Chaudhary is good and so is Nausheed Cyrusi.
Indicine.com Aggar Verdict
Overall, Aggar is a well made product with good performances by the lead actors. At the ticket counter, a not-so-hot star cast combined with absolutely no hype should result in a slow opening. Word-of-mouth is the only hope for Aggar!
Rating: 3 on 5 (Good)