The Body movie review: And that went missing & missing & missing

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THE BODY movie review is here. The official remake of 2012 Spanish film EL CUERPO (THE BODY), the mystery thriller film is written and directed by Jeethu Joseph. Starring Emraan Hashmi, Rishi Kapoor, Vedhika and Sobhita Dhulipala, the movie was released on 13 December 2019. Is it a faithful remake?. Let’s find out in the movie review of THE BODY.

Immediate reaction when the end credits roll
What happens when Drishyam goes dishaheen..

The story of THE BODY
A gorgeous hot shot businesswoman Maya Varma (Sobhita Dhulipala) passes away due to a heart attack. Mysteriously her body goes missing from the morgue. SP Jairaj Rawal (Rishi Kapoor) is investigating the case and Maya’s husband Ajay Puri (Emraan Hashmi) is under the scanner. Some hidden facts like Ritu (Vedika Kumar) emerge and there is more to this just a missing body story from the morgue.

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THE BODY movie review
Never judge a book by its cover. THE BODY cements this truth with a stamp that reads – trailers can be misleading to the hilt. So Jeethu Joseph the man behind the incredible DRISHYAM, PAPANASAM fails and keeps on failing considering that Jeethu Joseph just had to built on the ready-made plot – the Spanish film EL CUERPO.

Sujoy Ghosh did a remarkable job in the Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Amrita Singh starrer BADLA – the official adaptation of the 2017 Spanish film THE INVISIBLE GUEST.

THE BODY remake of another Spanish movie but the result is so different.

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Director Jeethu Joseph creates a flat adaptation and plays it so safe that it gets tepid and inept. Very disappointing that the premise of THE BODY had elements to add layers and present an insight but he adapts the familiar tried and tested methods that could have been done by anyone.

On top of that the filmmaker puts all the cards on the table very soon.

The actors try their best to be the saving grace where Rishi Kapoor brings his experience but the weakly constructed role plays the spoil sport.

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Similarly for Emraan Hashmi who is in his element but his ‘grey’ characteristics in his role is not defined properly.

Sobhita Dhulipala is fantastic. Vedika Kumar leaves her mark.  

Final words
THE BODY this body is mysteriously stolen from its thrilling heartbeats and the soul goes missing and missing and missing.

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