Starring: Deepal Shaw,
Chetan Pandit, Abhijeet Leheri, Alok Nath, Akshay Singh,
Nirmal Pandey, Pankaj Berry, Jyoti Joshi, Omkar Shinde
Director: Sachin P. Karande
An action thriller which
talks cyber crime, hacking and terrorism.
The title – Vikalp, which means “an option” in English,
is a film which could have been an edge-of-the-seat
thriller, but it isn’t due to average editing and an
amateurish attempt in direction.
The film is about a docile, middle class girl from an
orphanage, exceptionally talented Rishika Gandhi (Deepal
Shaw) who is a sort of genius in the field of computer
education. She works as a code developer in an
established private IT (Information Technology) company
Within a couple of months, Rishika gets to realize that she is caught in the
midst of a network of internet criminals and her services are being used as a
hacker. She is caught in a trap as her passport too is in the hands of the
company management, so there is no chance that she can escape.
Rishika’s troubles are compounded when she finds out that she is given a false
identity of a criminal and that there is no one on her side to prove that she
is the real Rishika Gandhi.
Credits & Crew:
Director: Sachin P. Karande
Producer: Parmeshwar Vyas, Subhash Dudani, Keshar K.
Story/Writer: Vishal Vijay Kumar
Music: Dev Sikandar, Vijay Narayan
Background Music: Vijay Narayan
Sound: Ashfaque A Rentia. B K Chaturvedi
Lyrics: Kukku Prabhas, Dev Sikhdar
Cinematography: Surendra S. Phraswan
Editing: Mukesh Thakur
Action Direction: Firoz Boss
Choreography: Jayesh Pradhan
Art Department: Tejashree, Sheetal
Audiography: Suresh Nair
Playback Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Neera, Ashish Om, Shaan
There is a serious goof up and she has to resign from
her job. This Marathi medium background girl experiences
turbulent times in her personal life too when her
boyfriend's parents accuse her of using their son for
seeking financial security.
The self respecting girl is humiliated and heart-broken.
Rishika chooses the option available to her – to leave
India and takes up the offer from a Bangkok-based software
She thought that her new assignment in Bangkok was a great
refuge from all her troubles back home, but she was
It is an impossible task for this apprehensive, shy & low
on self esteem girl to win the battle. How Rishika wins
over her inner and outer handicaps to tackle the greatest
challenge of her life, using her skills, education and the
will power is what leads to the climax of the story.
Having an interesting concept the first half has several
fascinating moments, especially the initial sequences but
in the post-interval portions, despite the twists in the
tale, the screenplay just drags and seems just average and
This is an average action packed thriller, shot on the
streets and some outdoor locations of the tourist spot
Deepal Shaw manages to fit into the skin of the shy,
talented IT professional. Akshay Singh does well, and
Kranti Prakash Jha and Chetan feature in this film.
- Shaami M. Irfan
Deepal Shaw - Rashika Gandhi / Priya Menon
Chetan Pandit - Rohan
Abhijeet Leheri - Soham Bakshi
Alok Nath - Indian Ambassador
Nirmal Pandey - Bose
Jyoti Joshi - Suzy