Good idea that got lost due to poor execution.  

First up, Rajeev Khandelwal is an excellent actor. From his TV shows to 'Aamir' and 'Table No 21', he has proved that he is the finest we have. Now, that's the only reason that we went to watch the film, however to be disappointed, not completely but there's so much more that could have been done here but lack of proper direction and a weak narrative lets the film's idea down completely.

The plot is very good. Its about a contact killer who meets with an accident and a chemical locha in his mind mixes facts and fiction together. He doesn't remember his true identity but only his name. Now, will he get his identity back is how the whole story unfolds.

The idea behind this thriller was good, but the execution is where it hits the bush. First half is still decent and sail through it, not in a ziffy, but expecting that yes this might turn into a beautiful film that will have a lot for me to take home. However, the second half completely drowns whatever hopes we have.

Khandelwal, as said earlier, is a good actor, however in this one it is quite visible that he too isn't comfortable. Like his character that is clueless about what's happening, the actor too seems clueless about what he is doing and why he is doing it. Gauahar Khan is a decent actor but in this one is pretty stone faced. The two international imports Caterina Murino and Gemma Atkinson are used as props and pretty much wasted.

Cinematographer Mujahid Raza shot it really well and the backdrops, Switzerland and all the other shoot locations look amazing and so do the actors.

Arijit Singh's Bas Ek Baar and Tony Kakkar's Mile Ho Tum are decent tracks, rest pretty okay. Overall, the film can be avoided for the other better options this weekend. We go with two stars for this one only for Rajeev Khandelwal and a very good idea that got lost somewhere because of poor execution.  

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