In Car: Intense and Gripping Survival Drama Thriller || Moviesda
Production: Inbox pictures
Producer: Anjum Qureshi, Sajid Qureshi
Director: Harsh Warrdhan
Story: Harsh Warrdhan
Screenplay: Harsh Warrdhan
Dialogue: Sudhir Kumar
Cinematography: Mithun Gangopadhyay
Stunt Choreography: Sunil Rodrigues
Highlight: In Haryana, a gang of guys kidnaps a young city girl in broad daylight. She cries out for freedom as they take her to a deserted mill in a village and even makes an attempt to flee. Will she live or will she end up being another prey?
In Car: Trailer
Review: Bollywood movies from the 1980s and 1990s frequently have a poor name for using rape as a titillating plot device. The film In Car, directed by Harsh Warrdhan, is on the exact opposite end of the spectrum and makes you wiggle in your seat like Sakshi Gulati (National Award winner Ritika Singh), who is attempting to escape after being kidnapped from a bus stop and brought to a remote spot to be raped.
Several problems present in a sexist culture are highlighted in the film. It makes reference to honour killing since Richie (Manish Jhanjholia), one of the kidnappers and the primary offender, is on bail for beating up his elder sister’s fiance. Moreover, there are bystanders who turn away, such as a female police officer who watches as the young college student is abducted without moving an inch, a worker at a gas station, or a delivery guy for whom such instances are routine.
Every second of the film will make your blood curdle, even if the first half of the film takes its time to develop the drama. While seeking prey, Richie makes obscene comments about the women. You can’t help but be shocked by the smug entitlement in picking tiny, dark-skinned, and rural females as their victim.
The title is a play on the events that take place in the automobile and on the word “no,” and Harsh Warrdhan and award-winning cinematographer Mithun Gangopadhyay make a good job of making the picture engaging despite filming a substantial chunk of it inside a car (inkaar). The film’s visual appeal is enhanced by the wide perspectives and top views. Beyond a certain point, the movie’s first half meanders and the events appear overdone. The second half gains up speed, and all the scenes when Sakshi tries to flee will have you on the edge of your seat.
The investigation aims to probe into the psyche of the offenders. Richie informs Sakshi that she is merely a helpless inferior mortal who doesn’t deserve better treatment when the oft-repeated issue of how such men can worship gods yet treat women so inhumanly finds a spot. It also has a few instances of irony. For instance, Richie goes around acting inappropriately with his sister while boastfully telling her that no one would dare to do the same. As she urinates in the car, he chastises her and wonders if her parents didn’t educate her “to control,” and you wonder if the molester lacks self-control when it comes to his sexual cravings.
The elderly motorist whose car the criminals steal (Gyan Prakash), Sakshi, Richie, his older brother Yash (Sandeep Goyat), and uncle (Sunil Soni)—are center to the story. Each of them turns in a strong performance. They all give impressive performances. Manish performs his role so expertly that you want to gag throughout every frame.. His brother Sandeep, who is a little more nice and compassionate, likewise does admirably. Ritika also shines as the helpless girl or when attempting to flee.
Why to watch:See this intense and gripping survival drama thriller if you can handle upsetting material.
Rating : 3/5
Author: Sangeeta Verma
Occupation: Indian film critic and reviewer
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Masters in Mass Communication
Career: Sangeeta Verma started her career as a freelance writer and film critic and continuing it.