their way around a plan which will lead them into an abyss ; Kaul, with roiling intent, pushing, and Rao, with innate honesty, pulling. Kaul’s essaying of the part lifts the film, which tries to balance its crime-thriller elements with soft-core sentimentality.
Mehta does well with generating dread and creating a couple of surprising curves, which almost overcomes some of the plot’s uneven arcs. The songs nearly ruined the film for me, but ‘Citylights’ gives us pause. And an actor who makes us believe, all the way.
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