Irrfan Khan: As Shaukat, he plays a fast-talking shrewd smartass is entertaining throughout. His dialogue delivery is an executioner as always. He has a more outstanding character compared to the two leads.
Dulquer Salmaan: His natural screen presence, earnest & understated act is a greeting change & he flawlessly nails the Hindi language.
Mithila Palkar: She, as Tanya is pleasing, but is unable to strike with her acting as a feisty teenaged girl.
STORY: Avinash is an unhappy soul who is trapped in a stalemate job. He and his father share a peculiar relationship. He holds his father responsible for crumbling his dreams. Still, he keeps on contemplating upon this deep-rooted hatred when he gets to hear about his father’s untimely death.
SCREENPLAY: Not in-depth
DIRECTION: Director Akarsh Khurana has directed Karwaan with an amazing tenderness that one can find very little fault in the movie. It has been shot with an extraordinarily painterly eye & besides a not so necessary romantic subplot, it has just one discomfited aspect that has to be taken care of.
Karwaan (2018): It is a silent film. Except for the misfortune that initiates the narrative, not much happens here. It’s a narrative of awakenings & rumination, & as it’s in life, & in the movie also, such things have hardly happened with bugle calls & drum rolls.
Review by Shreya Ghosh