Starring: Celina Jaitley,
Farooque Shaikh, Abhimanyu Singh
Director: Mahesh Nair
Accident On Hill Road is a cunning and energetic
thriller that takes its premise from the real-life
incident of a woman who hit a man, then drove home and
parked the car in the garage with the man wedged halfway
through her windshield.
Debutant director Mahesh Nairís psychological thriller
is the first mainstream Hindi film to be entirely shot
on High Definition (HD) Viper camera, like the one used
in Michael Mann's Public Enemies.
Sonam Chopra (Celina Jaitley) is a hard partying,
overworked nursing assistant in this darkly humorous
psychological thriller from director Mahesh Nair.
To put it
simply, Accident on Hill Road is a drunken driver's
hit-and-run tale. It is an ingeniously nasty and often
shockingly funny entertaining film.
raises some questions - is Sonam Chopra's I, Me, Myself
attitude the mantra to success in our everyday life?
we listen to Prakash Srivastav's retired belief of Live
and Let Live? Can Shrivastava convince Chopra to save
him or will he die a bloody death in her garage?
Jaitley's power packed performance is jaw dropping as a
voluptuous dim-witted hospital nurse, not sure what to
do when she accidentally knocks down Farooque Sheikh
with her car. She performs well in this opportunity to
sink her teeth into an author-backed role
Farooque Sheikh shocks you with a performance that was
as much physically demanding as it was mentally, as the
injured man stuck in her shattered windscreen. Abhimanyu
Singh masterly goes through the role of a zonked-out
sexually-aggressive Celina's sleazy, drug-dealer
Accident on hill road could have been a
thought-provoking film that pricks your conscience,
unfortunately comes across is a half-baked attempt that
runs out of steam in the second half even though it has
a few moments of twists and turns in the first half
which keep you on the edge.
Sonam accidentally steers her car into the harmless
pedestrian Prakash Shrivastava (Farooque Shaikh) sending
him flying through the windshield. Not wanting to
jeopardize her future. She leaves him in her garage,
with his body sticking out of her glass. Mercilessly,
she even has him tied up and even whacks him with a
cricket bat. She even douses him with petrol.
The victim, a true
braveheart (played by Farooque Shaikh), miraculously
survives this treatment.
Sonam, alongwith her drug-kpeddling
boyfriend Sid (Abhimanya Singh) chooses not to get him
medical help, nor report this incident to the cops, just
leaving him clinging to life in her garage. But soon her
psyche begins to unravel as captor and captive are pitted
against each other in a bloody outrageous battle for
Celina Jaitley - Sonam Chopra
Farooque Shaikh - Prakash Shrivastava
Abhimanyu Singh - Sid
Credits & Crew:
Producer: Nari Hira (Magna Films)
Director: Mahesh Nair
Director of Photography - Ravi Walia
Executive Producer - Vikram Hira
Music - Raju Singh
Lyrics - Sandeep Nath
Editor - Amit Parmar
Sound - Dileep Subramanium
Action - Parvez Khan
Dialogues - Rahul - Varun
Production Designer - Wasiq Khan
Screenplay Adapted by - Mahesh Nair & Siddharth Parmar
Art Direction - Tariq Umar Khan
Stunts - Parvez Khan
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