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Flyover Movie Review

by rameshe

Critic’s Rating : 3.0 / 5

Flyover Movie Review : It is a thriller with its shortcomings.

Flyover is an adaptation of a Kannada supernatural thriller film, U Turn. Like a true-blue adaptation, the Bengali version more-or-less follows every bit of the original film with all its highs and lows. Hence, it is futile to judge its storyline or making. While it manages to present a fast-moving thriller, it could not avoid the gross predictability of the script.

Bidisha (Koel Mallick), a journalist, has been pursuing a strange trend of traffic violations on Lake Gardens flyover. Some bikers tend to move aside a couple of boulders of the median to take a u-turn on the flyover. As Bidisha starts working on her story, she is suddenly picked up by police on a murder charge. Gobsmacked Bidisha, along with another junior officer, Gaurab Chakrabarty, realises, every violator in this moving-boulders case is dead. Despite all odds, the duo could not resist chasing this ‘unputdownable’ mystery and as expected, faces misery.

The film is fast, engaging and shows almost the right amount of violence. The biggest weakness, as mentioned earlier, is the story’s predictability. The supernatural elements bring a little bit of thrill but definitely fails to deliver the chills.

Koel’s character is pretty similar to Swarnaja of Rawkto Rawhoshyo — her previous film, and she seems moderately ok in such characters. Gaurav is the best takeaway. He fits pretty perfectly in the Kolkata Police uniform and becomes the police officer that people in this city deserve. Shantilal Mukherjee too looks perfect in the character of Gaurav’s boss. Ravi Shaw, Bidisha’s love interest and colleague, was not a convincing crime reporter. He looks, at the best, an intern lost in a newsroom. But he is surely not the lowest blow in the film. Those who are Kaushik Roy’s admirers from the popular television show Khorkuto, please refrain from watching this film as the actor’s delivery might give you a major heartbreak. He looks pale, melodramatic and least convincing as Palash — one of the victims of traffic violations. His expressions are so lame that they appear funny at times.

It is a thriller with its shortcomings. However, it is surely a one-time-watch before taking a u-turn from the theatres.

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