High Jack Review & Rating|
High Jack is the directiorial debut of Akarsh Khurana who has also written the story, lyrics and dialogues for this film. It tells the story of a Delhi to Goa flight being hijacked y first time criminals, who used to work in the same airlines before the airline decided to shut down and they hijack the last flight. On the flight is an out of work DJ who is high on drugs and manages to get the entire flight high on the same drugs. What follows was supposed to be a hilarious turn of events.
Sumeet Vyas plays this DJ who had a New Years gig in Goa but it gets cancelled at the last minute. The group of hijackers is lead by Vinit, played by Mantra, and the plot of the film ends here and the rest is just a series of gags. There are many forced jokes and characters which do not fit into the modern day society and the writers resort to crass and vulgar humour for cheap laughs. The director wanted to make a witty political satire but fails in doing so and the film is neither a good dark comedy, nor an interesting satire. It is just one of those films that do not matter in the larger narrative.
The film is technically sound and everything has been done with a proper production budget, which makes the film look very proffessional, but a movie is only as good as its script. But credit where its due, the acting performances in this film are very good and they do whatever they can with the script. Internet superstar Sumeet Vyas plays one of the funniest characters and delivers all the right punches. His comic timing is impeccable and the movie also features a cameo from stand up comic Abhish Matthew. Sonalli Seygall, who recently had a cameo in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is also wonderful in her small role.
Another positive note for this film is the music and the songs which are very energetic and work in favour of the movie. But none of this is worth it if the script and the plot is paper thin. High Jack fails to meet its expectations.
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High Jack is a stoner comedy starring Sumeet Vyas, Mantra and Sonnalli Seygall in the prominent roles. This hilarious ride has been helmed by Akarsh Khurana and bankrolled by Phantom Films and Viu India.
This movie revolves around the life of a DJ whose gig gets canceled. In order to make quick money to save his father's clinic, he agrees to carry a packet on a plane not knowing that it contains dope. On the other hand, a group of employees want to recover the losses of an airline that is on the verge of shutting down and so they plan to highjack this plane. What starts as a smart plan ends up as a party on a plane as the passengers accidentally get high on dope.
The audience is liking this movie because of the concept put up by Akarsh Khurana. They are describing this flick as a crazy mad film with funny dialogues.
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What is High Jack all about?
High Jack is a stoner comedy that is directed by debutant Akarsh Khurana and stars Sumeet Vyas, Sonnalli Sehgal, Mantra Mugdh, Sarthak Kakar, Kumud Mishra, Radhika Bangia, Priyanshu Painyuli and Adhaar Khurana in pivotal roles. It is a joint venture between Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Entertainment and the digital platform Viu, which is making its feature film debut with this film. Touted as India’s first stoner comedy, this film has gained a lot of popularity after the release of its trailer.
The film tells the story of Dj Rakesh (Sumeet Vyas) who is flying to Goa for an event, but the event gets canceled at the last moment. As a last resort to earn money to save his father’s clinic, Rakesh accepts a job to carry a bag into the flight, not knowing that there are drugs in the flight. The same flight gets hijacked by the airlines’ own employees as the airlines is shutting down and they need money. In an accident, the hijackers and the passengers of the flight get high on the drugs that are being carried by Rakesh and hilarity ensues from then on. What happens next forms the rest of the film.
What to expect from High Jack?
As the trailer of the film suggests, High Jack is an out and out comedy entertainer that will tackle topics that have never been spoken about in Bollywood. There have been films made about drugs like Udta Punjab, but this film is a lighter take on the subject and interestingly, both of the films have been produced by Anurag Kashyap. High Jack promises to make the viewer’s laugh out loud with its unique and weird story.
The film boasts of a very talented ensemble cast, with internet sensation Sumeet Vyas leading the way, who has made his name by acting in very successful online shows. It also features experienced actors like Kumud Mishra and Mantra who have been a part of many successful comedy tv shows and films, which makes this film an interesting watch.
The music of the film is already hit on the streaming sites and has gone viral on social media. Songs like Behka by Nucleya, Kripya Dhyaan De by rapper SlowCheeta and Prabhu Ji by Asees Kaur are already chart-busting hits. Apart from directing the film, Akarsh Khurana has also written the lyrics of the songs that go along with the pace and mood of the film. This will ensure that the songs don’t break the flow of the plot and make the film watching experience an entertaining one.
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