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It is quite onerous to write about NH10 without spoiling it for those who haven’t seen it yet. Well that’s not because that there is a twist in the end or some suspense that will blow your mind. But because I would feel hesitant to deprive the would-be viewers of the feelings they will experience first-hand while seeing the movie without any prior expectations. So I’d definitely suggest that you don’t read any reviews with spoilers before watching the film.
Just take my word for it and see it.
Only word of caution is that this cannot be stomached by the faint-hearted.
NH10 aims to bring out the ugliness of the Rural/Urban differences around us and surprisingly how close it is to our everyday life. The story of a uber-modern young couple from Gurgaon, where life is good, future is bright and they are so much in love and nothing can ever go wrong. But then one ill-fated day it just does and the repercussion of the same are absolutely catastrophic.
I won’t go into more details of the story of the movie, but what worked for me is the ease with which the film makes you experience what the protagonists are going through. It is a rollercoaster ride of feelings and emotions like helplessness, fear, tension, desperation, anger, disgust and even adrenalised vengefulness. The warmth and love between the couple is beautifully portrayed. The setup is extremely sinister and the buildup to the climax had me literally straightening up my recliner seat and perched on the edge. Several times I could hear stifled groans in the audience wanting to shout out at the characters to ‘look out!’ or ‘Run!’
The brilliant performances, the realistic script and the superb direction are the fundamentals which drive this amazing film. Their strength makes it absolutely unnecessary to have any bizarre camera angles or loud jerky music. In fact the background is almost non-existent and the camera angles are very realistic. To me this achievement is the film’s biggest positive.
A thriller in the truest sense, NH10 gets under your skin and stays there for hours.
Here’s the official trailer for you, just in case you haven’t made up your mind to see NH10.
Did You Know?
NH10 throws spotlight on the gruesome evil of honour killing that’s known to be prevalent in certain parts of the North-Indian state of Haryana. It was the infamous Manoj-Babli honour killing case that finally exposed the evil at the national level. It was revealed that the honour killing of newlyweds Manoj Banwala and Babli was ordered by a Khap Panchayat in the Kaithal district of Haryana. In a landmark judgment, the five perpetrators were awarded death sentence for the inhumane act.