Review: There’s no thrill in predictable ‘Chase’!

Updated: Apr 30, 2010, 16:52 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Next time, a movie promises to be a thriller, just be careful because it is the most abused genre in the industry. A thriller is either lifted from a Hollywood movie or has a pathetically predictable storyline, leaving no scope to thrill but it actually kills audience’s expectations. ‘Chase’ falls in the second category of hopeless suspense flicks.

Perhaps, Jagmohan Mundhra was not satisfied with directing a dud like ‘Apartment’ and undertook a worse film like ‘Chase’, which has absolutely no potential. The film is far inferior in quality to blockbuster films like ‘Dhoom’, ‘Race’ etc.

The storyline is completely predictable, with some sleek action sequences thrown in, coupled with a lot of skin-show. Sohail (Anuuj Saxena) is a man on the run after being framed in a murder case. DIG Ranveer (Rajesh Khattar) has been entrusted with the task in getting to the bottom of a murder in which Sohail is involved. And then there is Inspector Siddharth (Samir Kochhar) closely keeping an eye on Sohail’s activities.

Nupur (Udita Goswami), who plays an undercover cop also gets involved with Sohail. The other lead characters participating in ‘the chase’ are Surabhee (Tarina Patel), Sohail`s girl-friend and industrialist Mr Khanna (Aditya Raj Kapoor), who thinks that money is a problem solver. And then there is Anthony D`Costa (Gulshan Grover), who also wants to know the truth.

All the fizz in the film settles as soon as the film begins. The two leading lady do nothing but skin-show and Anuuj Saxena should go back to the small screen – from where he started. The plotline is not engrossing and music is equally functional. And above all the release date of the film is unfortunate for it’s clashing with the mighty ‘Housefull’.

Rating: One cheer