“Hacked” Review: A Cyber Crime Thriller That Lacks Thrill

Mohnish Singh |Feb 07, 2020

“Hacked” marks the silver screen debut of well-known television actress Hina Khan. The film has been directed by renowned filmmaker Vikram Bhatt and releases on 7th February 2020.

Hacked is a cybercrime thriller. The world that we are living in today is the world of technological advancements. Today, everything is controlled by technology. To a certain extent, our lives too. We cannot function without technology and its various inventions. But is the technology for the betterment of humans? What if someone uses it to tarnish someone’s reputation? Here is the review of Hacked.

Story: Ambitious and career-oriented Sameera Khanna (Hina Khan) is the editor of a popular fashion magazine. In her building lives an unsuspecting teenage boy Vivek (Roshan Shah). Sameera befriends him, not knowing that he has a crush on her. Once she snubs him publicly and the guy turns vindictive. What happens next forms the crux of the story.

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Hacked is helmed by Vikram Bhatt

Critical Analysis: Hacked has been written and directed by Vikram Bhatt who has a number of successful films to his credit. The film marks the silver screen debut of popular television actor Hina Khan, known for her iconic character of Akshara Singhania on Star Plus’ Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. Khan is perfect in her role in the movie. She is bold and beautiful but above all, vulnerable. As a successful woman who is on the rise, Hina is bang on! She portrays the character to the best of her abilities. Rohan Shah is convincing in the role of a guy who crosses every limit of being creepy and vindictive.

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Hacked marks Hina Khan's debut in Bollywood

There is nothing great about the basic storyline of the film. But, yes, the way Vikram Bhatt plays it on the screen is engaging to some extent. The first half of the movie is good. But the same cannot be said about the second one. The director should have padded his story with a lot more thrill to keep the audience engrossed thoroughly.

Final Verdict: Hacked is a half-baked attempt to tell you how dangerous the internet can be for you. It lacks the very thrill that it promises to offer you. But if you are a diehard Hina Khan fan, you will watch the film anyway. If you are not, then you can wait for its digital premiere. I am going with 2.5 stars.

Movie Credits
Banner: Loneranger Productions
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Casting: Hina Khan, Rohan Shah, Mohit Malhotra, Sid Makkar
Runtime: 118 Minutes
STARBIZ Rating: 2.5

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