THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN – MOVIE REVIEW (NETFLIX)
The film is a remake of a Hollywood film which in turn was adapted from a bestselling novel with the same title. Ribhu Dasgupta directs this film and is a NETFLIX release and is produced by Reliance Entertainment.
A supposedly psychological thriller, the film at its best reads like a very bland newspaper report on a murder mystery. The characters are very loosely etched, the women on a mission and the men without any apparition. You can never sympathize nor despise them. While the screenplay is like a mock drama enacted to reveal the mystery, the script gets progressively dumber with time. The less said about the intelligence the better.
Parineeti Chopra’s performance is a huge “trying” yawn. Wonder if it’s the director to be blamed. Kirti Kulhari is wooden in a very average role. Aditi Rao is the pick of the lot in the film. The men show up their bad side whenever they appear.
Tribhuvan Babu’s cinematography is neat, adding some intensity to the otherwise languid proceedings. Gilad Benamram’s music is patchy. Dialogues are average. Sangeeth Varghese’s editing is erratic. Direction by Ribhu Dasgupta is overkill.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN huffs and puffs towards its destination without being aware that its viewers derailed it much before.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN – TRAGIC!