Wajah Tum Ho
Cast: Sana Khan, Gurmeet Chaudhary, Rajneesh Duggal, Sharman Joshi
Director: Vishal Pandya
Bollywood thrillers take a safe and predictable route - there are a few exceptions of course. You are introduced to half a dozen characters, who keep looking into the camera with twitched lips. Just when you stop caring, one of them confesses his crime.
A weird theory is sufficed to back it up and then five minutes before the climax somebody else comes up with an even weirder theory. In between, a couple of ‘item’ numbers do the tricks to keep the B-grade tag afloat.
It’s so formulaic that you can actually put your headphones on and still decipher each scene and lipread every dialogue.
Director Vishal Pandya’s (Hate Story 2 and 3) latest offering Wajah Tum Ho is one such film where you know that they are going to use a ‘the-butler-did-it’ kind of theory. And just for a twist, it will be the butler’s friend, the maid, or the gardener, or somebody similar.
But that’s probably not enough to drive the audience mildly insane, so heavy sighs and insane pelvic thrusts are thrown your way. Classics like ‘Pal pal dil ke paas’ and ‘Aise na mujhe tum dekho’ are “re-mastered” in a way that you may stop listening to the originals. They must have been insanely confident to think that they can re-arrange the composition for these timeless songs. Are these songs really that easy to recreate, or the younger audience is absolutely clueless about the originals? In any case, it’s the loss of music.
Now the story - if you’re still looking for it. Media mogul Rahul Oberoi (Rajneesh Duggal) is accused of telecasting a live murder on his channel. Mumbai Police, headed by Kabir Deshmukh (Sharman Joshi), think they have cracked the case and then another killing finds its way on air.
No direct connection between Oberoi and the murders can be established and the person chiefly responsible is his legal advisor Siya (Sana Khan). Her brilliance not only lies in romancing Ranveer Bajaj (Gurmeet Choudhary), the government’s attorney on the same case, but also in giving him a run for his money inside the court.
In between the court scenes, you also get to hear dialogues such as ‘Aaj iss bhatakti khusbu ko thikana de do’ and ‘Ye case nahi, pyaaz hai’. I so agree with the second one. This is indeed like an onion. The more you peel it, more you cry.
Wajah Tum Ho Juke Box
Don’t be disheartened: Zareen Khan and Sherlyn Chopra do everything in their capacity to entertain in their special numbers. But, are you the kind of an audience the makers are looking for?
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