Missing Review & Rating
Missing tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Dubey, Sushant, and Aparna (Manoj Bajpayee and Tabu), who along with their little daughter Titli go on a vacation to Mauritius and check into a resort there. The next morning, they wake up only to find Titli missing and only Aparna starts panicking while Sushant is more bothered about their reputation as well as the reputation of the resort. The police get involved and a top-level Mauritian cop named Ram Khilavan Buddhu (Annu Kapoor). While investigating the case, Ram starts suspecting that one of the parents is responsible for the little girl going missing and things start to get more complicated. Missing marks the directorial debut of Mukul Abhyankar.
Tabu in the role of a wife and a caring mother hits the right spot and excels on the screen. Her way of showing emotions and fear for her daughter's life will connect with the audience and her character will stay with you after the movie ends. Manoj Bajpayee gives an inconsistent performance, and he doesn’t fit in the role of a man that is flirtatious. His performance gets better towards the end of the film but it is too late to redeem it by then. Annu Kapoor too doesn’t give his best and he too doesn’t fit into his character. His French accent and use of certain French words are laughable and add to the unintentional comedy of the film.
Mukul Abhyankar has written a script which is too long for its own good and the suspense is dragged to a point where the audience just doesn’t care anymore. The screenplay is bad and gets confusing at times. The locations of the film seem fit for a romantic setting but don’t fit this film and its tone of tension and suspense. The background music is blaringly loud and will divert your mind from the happenings of the film.
Verdict: The film fails to live up to its expectations. Missing can be missed!
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What is Missing all about?
Missing is a suspense crime thriller directed by Mukul Abhyankar which stars Tabu, Manoj Bajpayee and Annu Kapoor in the lead roles. It tells the story of a husband and wife named Sushant Dubey and Aparna (Manoj Bajpayee and Tabu) who go on a vacation and check into a resort in Mauritius. Things go wrong when their daughter Titli goes missing. The police is informed and inspector Ramkhilawan Buddu (Annu Kapoor) is given the case.
Buddu then finds out deep dark secrets of the family and gets to know about the affair that Sushant is having with someone else. He also starts suspecting that one of the parents have kidnapped their own daughter. The film has been produced by Neeraj Pandey under the Friday Filmworks banner and Manoj Bajpaayee Productions while M.M Kreem has composed the soundtrack and background score.
What to expect from Missing?
The plot of the film is very interesting and something that has never been seen before in Hindi cinema. There is a lot of buzz created around the film after the release of the trailer and the viewers were very intrigued by the teaser into the story they were given. This plot will keep the audience gripped to the edge of their seats.
The film has a very impressive cast that includes Irrfan Khan and Tabu, who are really good friends in real life and were last seen together in Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar and Ghath in the year 2010. Their duo is complemented by the critically acclaimed actor Annu Kapoor, who is known for his performances in Vicky Donor and Jolly LLB 2.
Mukul Abhyankar has directed and also written the film. He has directed hit television shows like Jaane Kya Baat Hui and Specials at 10. He is making his feature film debut with this film and a lot of expectations are riding on him with his script and direction. Acclaimed filmmaker Neeraj Pandey has trusted Mukul with this film and has also agreed to produce the movie.
The film is a psychological thriller that will bend the way a thriller is usually shown. The year started with impressive films in the genre like My Birthday Song and Vodka Diaries and this film shows a great promise of being one of the best psychological thrillers in India.
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