“The Body” Review: An Average Police Procedural Film

Mohnish Singh |Dec 14, 2019

The Body stars Emraan Hashmi, Rishi Kapoor and Sobhita Dhulipala in central roles. It has been directed by well-known Malayalam filmmaker Jeethu Joseph. He makes his Bollywood debut with “The Body”.

The Body is a mystery thriller, a genre which has a hoard of takers. But does the Emraan Hashmi, Rishi Kapoor and Sobhita Dhulipala starrer do justice to the genre? Well, that is not a tricky question to answer. To know whether or not you should be spending your weekend watching The Body in cinemas near you, you can read our review and make your decision right away.

The Body

Story: The Body revolves around Mauritius based businessman Ajay Puri (Emraan Hashmi) who is a prime suspect in the death of his rich gorgeous wife Maya Verma (Sobhita Dhulipala). The twist in the tale is that Maya’s dead body is missing from the morgue. Has Ajay really done the crime? Is there anything that he is trying to hide? Is Maya really dead? The case is in hands of SP Jairaj Rawal (Rishi Kapoor) who reveals the truth behind the missing dead body.

Critical Analysis: The Body is based on a 2012 Spanish film of the same name. It has a strong premise that could have kept you on the edge of your seats. But, alas, nothing of that sort happens as the remake fails to do justice to the original Spanish film. The poorly executed film loses the plot very early. The storyline is flat and twists and turns seem stale. Writing lacks imagination. It is sluggish and nondescript.

Talking about performances, Emraan Hashmi, the main hero of the movie, seems disinterested throughout the film, as if someone has made him do the film against his wish. Rishi Kapoor as the investigative officer is not extraordinary either. You cannot expect an actor to do miracle if the role given to him does not have any meat. The same applies for Kapoor and Hashmi also. Their characters are weak and poorly written.

Sobhita Dhulipala, who was probably cast to look pretty and gorgeous, does well. In some of the scenes, she does show her acting abilities to the fullest. Newcomer Vedhika Kumar is just about okay. She does have a good screen presence, but in absence of a good part, she looks misfit in the narrative. The supporting cast of the film is also okay.

Final Verdict

The Body may appeal to those films enthusiasts who can sit through any type of mystery thriller. But if you are looking for something new and out-of-the-box here, I am sorry to say that you will be disappointed after watching the movie. I am going with 2.5 stars.

Movie Credits

Banner: Azure Entertainment, Viacom18 Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd
Director: Jeethu Joseph
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Rishi Kapoor, Vedhika, Sobhita Dhulipala
STARBIZ Rating: 2.5 Stars

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