Movie Review: Lost
Actor:Yami Gautam, Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna, Piaa Bajpai, Tushar Pandey, Neil Bhoopalam
Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
The kind of story that Bollywood actress Yami Gautam chooses is commendable. These days she is giving importance to films with lead role instead of films with side role. Once again she has brought a similar film called ‘Lost’. It is an emotional thriller film directed by Pink Wale director Anirudh Roy Chowdhury. When a director like Anirudh and a strong actress like Yami are associated with a project, then the expectations from the film also increase. But in the case of ‘Lost’, do these expectations come true? Let’s talk about the review of the film ‘Lost’.
Lost Movie: Story of ‘Lost’
Many people go missing everyday across the country. Talking about Calcutta alone, cases of missing 500-600 people are seen from this city in a month. The core of this film is also the same theme. The story of ‘Lost’ is similar to the name of the film. The film begins at a police station in Calcutta. Where Roti Gidgidati Dalit sister is registering the missing report of her brother Ishaan (Tushar Pandey) at the police station. When Vidhi (Yami Gautam) catches sight of this helpless woman, she starts working on the case. Vidhi, a crime reporter by profession, started digging out the news of Ishaan’s discovery.
Ishaan’s family said that he is an honest, pious and educated boy. Full house is expected. So on the other hand, the police administration and politicians claim about Ishaan that he has joined forces with the Naxalites. He is not lost but has joined an organization of Maoists. The law goes to the bottom of this case. She meets powerful politicians ranging from MLA Umashankar to Varman (Rahul Khanna). She also forces Ishaan’s girlfriend Ankita Chauhan (Pia Bajpai) to reveal the truth. But the story was not so simple that Vidhi could have easily come to know the truth. Vidhi’s maternal grandfather (Pankaj Kapur) helps a lot in this story. He is an ideal man who along with guiding his granddaughter on the path of truth also builds up her courage from time to time. Now if you watch this film, you will know what is the real truth of ‘Lost’ Ishaan. Is he missing after all or has he been kidnapped by someone? Is he even alive or has the people in power made him disappear? Has he really taken shelter in a Naxalite group? You get answers to all these questions after watching this film.
‘Lost’ Review: The Acting
Yami Gautam is the soul of ‘Lost’. He is in every scene. The entire film is on his shoulders. In other words, she has become the Akshay Kumar of female actors, around whom the story revolves. It is imperative that Yami’s performance matters a lot. In the film, Yami is seen in a very simple and faded style. But the camera seems like a lot of focus on his costume. She fits in perfectly speaking Bengali at some places. No one can say that his background is from Himachal. But at some places the makers might forget which local dialect they have chosen. Yes, it is meant to be said that the makers kept many dialogues in Bengali so that the audience understands the Calcutta background, but apart from a few places, the entire film is full of Hindi only like Delhi. This deficiency also hurts a lot. Well Pankaj Tripathi looks good in the role of Yami Gautam’s Nanu. Looks realistic in the kind of role it was. At the same time, Rahul Khanna, Tushar Pandey and Piya also appear in the role of Varman. Overall the actors have done their part well.
Lost Movie Review: Direction and Writing
Anirudh has stepped into Hindi films since Pink. Prior to this he has directed many Bengali films. When he directed Pink starring Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan, everyone recognized his genius. Then he was also praised a lot, which was also necessary. But that magic is not seen in ‘Lost’ at all. Although there is no comparison between Pink and ‘Lost’, but just looking at the direction, there is a world of difference between the two films. While talking about the writing of ‘Lost’, this work has been done by Shyamal Sengupta and Ritesh Shah. Ritesh is a well-known name in the industry who has written screenplays and dialogues for dozens of films. Talking about his brilliant work, films like ‘Mandari’, ‘Kahaani’, ‘Airlift’, ‘Raid’, ‘Namaste England’, ‘Namaste London’, ‘Kahaani 2’ to ‘Commando 2’ are included. Ritesh has worked on writing with Shyamal on ‘Lost’. Love the story of ‘Lost’. Looks emotional. But the dialogues seem weak. The dialogues of ‘Lost’ fail to add interest to the film. There seems to be a lack in the nexus of the writer and the director, otherwise this film would not have lost like the title.
In the first part of the film, the suspense is raised somehow. But by the second half, this suspense becomes like a fuss. The makers completely deviated from the subject they wanted to raise in the film. When the film begins and ends, it tells how many missing cases are seen in the country on a daily basis. Along with showing this topic, the makers covered many topics like Dalit, Maoist and governance. But in all this he deviated from the concept of man. If you are talking about the issue of missing persons, then you should have gone to the bottom of the matter. The example of Ishaan you gave seems a bit different from this topic. When you see the end, you will understand why I am saying this.
My Rating: 2/5
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.