Starring: Muzammil Ibrahim, Tulip Joshi, Anupam Kher,
Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
Director: Pooja Bhatt
finest part of this film is that it not pro or anti any
religion. It squarely points fingers at people who
spread terror in the name of religion. The movie probes
into the issue why people turn into jehadis and it
provides some reasons.
On the night of a deadly bombing at the New Century
Club, Zaid [Muzamil Ibrahim] a Muslim police officer in
Mumbai works tirelessly to help the terrorized and
shattered patients admitted in the hospital. Its a night
of turmoil and deaths all around one would like not to
dream even in their dreams. Incidentally the cop's
wife's body (Sara, played by gorgeous Tulip Joshi), is
found amongst the dead.
To add misery to his shock, the police officer is told
that his wife was not a victim but the suicide bomber
herself. Then this cop is arrested on suspicion of
terrorism and is thoroughly interrogated. Later even
though declared innocent, he is not able to believe that
his wife was a terrorist.
Zaid is torn between his loved moments, those beautiful
times he spent with his wife together and the thoughts
about the shocking revelations.
The timing of this movie seems apt at the present times
of terrorist bombings in Hyderabad and the other routine
ones taking place around the country.
The movie is competently narrative right from the
beginning where the police officer is announced about
this revelations. Further on, the narration by Anupam
Kher is a complete eye-opener about the atrocities
committed by the men using their powers, the ugly
Ashutosh Rana gets caught for his misdeeds, the
confrontation between Munish Makhija and Muzamil is well
presented. The ending has a climax at a Mumbai Railway
Station which is -- is fascinating.
Pooja Bhatt has come out with this third directorial
venture which she has handled with proper maturity. This
is the best film ever done by Pooja Bhatt.
About the performances, the cop played by Muzamil
Ibrahim is a good and promising actor to watch. Tulip
Joshi looks dazzling and although she hardly has any
lines to deliver, its her splendid screen presence and
the efforts in her role which is worth watching.
The veteran Anupam Kher lives up to his reputation.
Grover is apt for his role and he actually seem to look
like the character. Ashutosh Rana playing the role of
the heroine's brother (Tulip's brother ) is efficient.
Bhanu Uday is commendable. Aushima Sawhney does a
excellent work. Anupam Shyam is okay but Munish Makhija
Filmytown's comment on the movie:
Powerful. Thought-provoking. Fine film yet, disturbing.
That is the film DHOKHA, directed by Pooja Bhatt.
- Aniz Filmvala
Muzammil Ibrahim and Tulip Joshi
Cast and Credits
Presenter : Mahesh
Banner : Vishesh Films
Fish Eye Network Pvt Ltd
Muzammil Ibrahim...... Zaid Ahmed
Tulip Joshi...... Sarah
Anupam Kher, Gulshan Grover, Ashutosh Rana, Anupam Shyam,
Aushima Sawhney...... Nandini
Bhanu Uday, Abhay Sacchar, Raj Saluja
Singers: K K, Shiraz Uppal, Ustad Rafaqat Ali
Khan, M M Kreem, Shreya Ghosal
Lyricists: Shakeel Azmi, Sayeed Qadri, Khushbir
Singh Shaad, Bharat Bhushan Pant
Music Director: M M Kreem, Shiraz Uppal
Executive / Associate / Co-Producer: Pooja Bhatt
Cinematography: Anshuman Mahaley
Action: Abbas Ali Moghul
Editor: Deven Murdeshwar
Screenplay: Shagufta Rafique
Dialogue: Shagufta Rafique
Story / Writer: Mahesh Bhatt