“One Day: Justice Delivered” Review: Delivers No Fun Whatsoever

Mohnish Singh |Jul 05, 2019

Starring Anupam Kher, Esha Gupta and Kumud Mishra in important roles, “One Day: Justice Delivered” hits cinemas on 5th July. Here’s what our correspondent feels about the action thriller film.

Thrillers have the power to attract audiences in droves, provided they promise to have all the ingredients that the genre demands: engaging storyline, taut screenplay, powerful dialogues, riveting performances and, of course, deft direction to pull everything off convincingly.

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Alas, very few films manage to fulfill these parameters. Does One Day: Justice Delivered score well in all these departments? Let us find out.

What Is One Day: Justice Delivered All About?

Ranchi-based retired judge Tyagi (Anupam Kher) is on a mission! Taking law in his own hand, he starts kidnapping all those culprits whom he had to exonerate in absence of any proof against them to hold them guilty. From a pair of doctors to a rich business, Tyagi does not want to leave any criminal he could not bring to book while being on job.

He has put them all in his basement. When the situation in the city goes out of hand and the number of missing people shoots up, ACP Laxmi Rathi (Esha Gupta) is called to take the matter into her hand. Will Tyagi and Rathi be able to accomplish their respective missions is what forms the crux of One Day: Justice Delivered.

Is One Day: Justice Delivered Worth Your Time?

The premise of One Day: Justice Delivered is promising - a retired judge turns vigilante and goes on a mission to punish all those criminals whom he could not prosecute due to lack of evidence during his tenure. But what does not let the Ashok Nanda directorial become a gripping watch is its execution.

One Day: Justice Delivered does not seem to be a product nurtured with seriousness. Everything seems forced, unreal and hugely problematic. While watching the film, more often than not, you think that somebody made it just for the sake of making a film.

Director Ashok Nanda tries to deliver a pacy thriller, but the messy screenplay, nondescript dialogues and average performances from most of the members of the cast throw cold water on his efforts.

What is a little bit attractive in this poorly executed film is seasoned actor Anupam Kher’s performance. It is his act that makes you sit through this yawn-fest, otherwise, there is nothing that can actually give you the joy of watching a film. Having said that, even Kher seems uninterested at several places in the film.

Esha Gupta in her cop character does not rise above. She does not fit the bill perfectly. She is over the top and unreasonably loud throughout the film. Kumud Mishra also seems handicapped by a poorly written character.

Final Verdict

One Day: Justice Delivered tries hard but fails to keep you hooked thoroughly. Barring a few scenes featuring seasoned actor Anupam Kher, the 2-hour 4-minute movie does not offer you anything that is worth your time and money.

Even if you are a big sucker for action thrillers and can sit through any film in the said genre, I would still advise to keep patience and wait for its television or digital premiere. I am going with 2 stars.

Movie Credits

Banner: D Neev Films, Netrix Entertainment
Director: Ashok Nanda
Cast: Anupam Kher, Kumud Mishra, Esha Gupta
Runtime: 124 Minutes
STARBIZ Rating: 2 Stars

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