When you get off THE TRAIN you are left asking yourself many questions. How did Emraan Hashmi, playing the lead role manage, to go scott-free even after killing four people (one accidentally)? Or what happened to the cop who was tailing him for the murder of his friend (played by Suresh Menon), whose body was found in the booty of a car in a lake? Or why Emraan drowned the car when he did not kill his friend? These questions pop up and really annoy you. I mean, you can’t take the viewers to be such bimbos that you reduce them to monkeys!
There is nothing in the movie, save the twist in the tale. The director tries his best to steam up scenes in the hope of getting in the audience. But I guess the audience, even college students for that matter, are far mature to board this train even for those scenes. There’s Emraan Hashmi kissing Sayali Bhagat passionately. Then there’s Emraan Hashmi kissing Geeta Basra, who he meets on THE TRAIN, even more passionately. Then there are more scenes with Hashmi smooching Sayali and again Geeta, then Sayali, then Geeta, then Sayali, then Geeta… It makes you squirm in your seat!
The movie is based in Bangkok. I’d say a good paid holiday for the stars and crewmembers. It could have been shot anywhere, even our locals in Mumbai. The only star of the flick is Aseem Merchant, who as the baddie, manages to terrify. As for Emraan, I can only say he is getting better at his kisses with every passing movie. Sayali, the former Miss India, who makes her debut, is good in the opening scenes.
The feeling you get when the movie ends is of the kind when one gets off at Chruchgate from a jam-packed Virar local – did I have to make this journey at all? Why can’t the government improve the state of train commuters?
Yes, why can’t producers make meaningful movies that will at least thrill if it’s meant to be a thriller!