After ‘Selfie’, ‘Shahzada’, and ‘Bhola’, Bollywood has remade another South film, ‘Gumrah’. ‘Gumrah’ is a replica of ‘Thadam’ from 2019. Raid was also produced in Telugu. This Hindi version stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Mrunal Thakur under Vardhan Ketkar.
But will Hindi films benefit from the South’s success? After ‘Selfie’, ‘Shahzada’, and ‘Bhola’, Bollywood has remade another South film, ‘Gumrah’. ‘Gumrah’ is a replica of ‘Thadam’ from 2019. Raid was also produced in Telugu. This Hindi version stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Mrunal Thakur under Vardhan Ketkar. But will Hindi films benefit from the South’s success?
Film begins thrillingly. Nighttime Delhi murders a software developer. ACP Yadav (Ronit Roy) and SI Shivani Mathur (Mrunal Thakur) are investigating this murder. Despite brainstorming, the police can’t locate a clue, but Shivani’s efforts lead to a neighbor’s couple’s selfie with the murderer’s face. Arjun Sehgal is arrested on similar evidence (Aditya Roy Kapur).
After Ronnie gets caught in a drunken altercation with the police, the police are about to shut the investigation, believing they have the murderer. Ronnie (Aditya Roy Kapur) resembles Arjun Sehgal, shocking the cops. When both are charged with murder, the cops become more perplexed. Arjun and Ronnie’s love, work, and friendship with Chaddi also progress. As the tale develops, the police struggle to show whether Arjun or Ronnie is the killer. Who killed that software engineer? How are these lookalikes related? Will the film reveal these answers?
“Gumrah” movie review
Vardhan Ketkar starts the narrative well and parallels Humshakals, however the plot gets off track when extending those characters. Throughout the first half, uncertainty overwhelms the crowd. Trying to make the picture formulaic hurts the story. By the climax, you know how the narrative ends.
The film’s characters’ mannerisms are tied to their backstories, but their emotional fragility prevents them from connecting. The closing credits show that the film is based on a genuine occurrence, but many uncertainties remain. Action is great, although the first half could have been tighter. Despite several artists, the film’s songs and script are mediocre. Hemant Chaturvedi’s night sceneries are captivating. Average background music.
‘Gumrah’ gave Aditya Roy Kapur his most screen time. He plays two roles. He is attractive on television and seems twenty in action sequences, but he appears to work harder in sad situations with depth. Should have Mrunal Thakur plays police well. Khurrat cop Ronit Roy is acquainted. Arjun Sehgal’s girlfriend Vedika Pinto is OK.
Why watch: Aditya Roy Kapur and suspense-thriller enthusiasts.