Acid Factory Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:36:17.4700000 IST


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ACID FACTORY, a nerve-racking hi-octane thriller is an emblematic stylized Sanjay Gupta's adventure movie that rolls out in a mold of psychological thriller. As subject demands, the music of the flick has shady, aggressive and intriguing appeal and so it subjugates into filmmaker's archetypal style of hi-pitched and modish musical works. It follows the similar musical treatment of Gupta's earlier successful musical ventures (DUS KAHANIYAN, ZINDA, MUSAFIR and KAANTE) with comparable style of packaging and presentation. Shamir Tandon, Bappa Lahiri, Gourav Dasgupta, Ranjit Barot and Manasi Scott are the chosen five composers for this ''edge-of-the-seat'' action packed drama. Will Sanjay Gupta be getting pulses racing high with their style and efforts that promises heavy duty disco beat ''dhamaka''? Like all of Gupta's successful endeavors, does this Suparn Verma's directed ACID FACTORY have enough combustible flare of setting floors on fire? Let's visit this ammunition-filled ''factory'' that promises something that is energizing, pulsating and vibrating in its packaging...!

The electronic sounds of absorbing dark noir cinema looms in subtle tones, with heart-piercing vocals of Raaj, echoing loud with trendy paced arrangements in the opening track ''Yeh Jism''. It opens with intrigue mode but enhances with racing ''cardio-video'' type of thumping-pumping disco flavors. Raaj's vocals (...sounding similar to KK) has penetrative splurge in Virag Mishra's daunting wordings and its later Aanchal Dutta's singing that delivers a terrifying ''whodunit'' appeal. Well suited for deadly thriller drama, Shamir Tandon punches hard with his heavily loaded percussions that work in tandem with electronically profound harmonies and guitar riffs to support. Raaj and Aanchal show substantial flair in their remarkable modulating tones, but the ''spur-of-movement'' for all deadly melodic moves comes alive in its ''club-remix'' version. DJ Nawed and Nikhil Chinappa work hard on varied electronic beat structure with funky beats and rhythms that comes bouncing all the way in echoing mode. It's well shot video (in sepia tones) featuring all lead players will be great asset and surely be one rollicking hit to view.

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Femme fatal goes melodic! Indeed, a thriller like ACID FACTORY possesses space and grace for irresistibly desirable enchantress and so it does when Manasi Scott shows her multifaceted musical attire in ''Khatti Meethi''. Her seductive allure raises ''oomph'' factor with sluggishly punched sounds and rhythms seeping into the beguiling sensuous expressions. Manasi's composition has that ''heard-before'' syndrome but overall packaging of instrumentals, lyrics and music delivers captivating glamour to enamor listeners. ''Khatti Meethi'', a presumably ''eye-candy'' sizzling show, works on upbeat electronic works with slow-pitched sounds and rhythms matching up to the tonality of the situation.

Remembering R.D Burman! ''Panchamda'' brought the ''groove'' in filmdom and till today it has spunk-ed many music-videos with big success. ''Jab Andhera Hota Hai'', an inspired version from 70's thriller RAJA RANI (1973) hit-track with similar title by Gourav Dasgupta mixes all spicy ''masala'' of ''remix music videos'' and piles up DJ's disco thrills to deliver out a accelerating high hip-shaking track. Aanchal Datta maintains top slot again with Shweta Vijay and Saptak Bhattacharya joining the fun and together, it's again like a riot on the floors.

It's ''club remix'' carries extra ammunition of blasting floors and if you are disco-freak, just get yourself ''spin-ned'' into those crashing beat-juggles and scratches that last till the last thumping beat.



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As for Dia Mirza, she makes a solid impact even though she comes in the second half. Cool, calculating, and confident, a performance hitherto not seen from this former Miss India. This has been her Acid test!

Divulging anything about the story would be a grave injustice, to you, dear reader. But one word of caution. Keep alert at all times. Even if you blink for a second, you may miss a vital link that will help you unravel the mystery along with the characters, who incidentally, are suffering from a temporary memory loss.

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Keep a watch out for Sultan, JD, Romeo, Max, Om and Sartak. They are your vital clues to this jigsaw.

I have just one grouse though. Why did Kaiser send Romeo out of the Factory to shoot Sartak? That is the only jarring note for me because Kaiser is portrayed as a merciless killer.

If you love the thrill and chill with fast-paced action, ACID FACTORY cannot be missed.

Rating - 4/5



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It's a first in Bollywood, Jhakaas action with kick-ass editing. It's so sharp that the cuts back and forth leave you breathless even as the action unfolds with typical Hollywood finesse. The screenplay blends seamlessly into every scene, past or present and the sound will truly get you. This is Bollywood at its best when it comes to action, direction, screenplay, editing, sound and cinematography. In short, this is Tashan - The Ishtyle, The good luck, The pharmoola!

Take a bow Mr Sanjay Gupta. I know you are the producer, but there is no mistaking your signature style.

What's even more unbelievable is that the story is a simple kidnap for ransom drama. But the intriguing plots within, layered between every scene is what is truly outstanding. Director Suparn Verma handles each scene with gay abandon.

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Action director, Tinu Verma has set a benchmark, which will give Allan Amin sleepless nights! Cinematographer Sahil Kapoor takes you on an aerial tour of South Africa, capturing the beauty of the land. His use of camera angles and movements is slick... very, very slick. It's so real that you feel what the character on the screen is feeling. Bunty Nagi has clipped each scene and merged the past and present, peeling off every confusing layer with effortless ease. Oscar Winner Resul Pookutty takes this sound to another level. Be it the choppers homing in on the villain's car or the bullets being fired, or even the highway chase, his sound takes you right where the action is. Art Director Nitish Roy takes us away from Mukesh Mills to this Acid Factory. See it to believe it. Not ostentatious, but very real. Styling by Shantanu, Nikhil and Shahid Aamir also deserve special mention, as also the music by Shamir Tandon, Manasi Scott, Gourov Dasgupta, Bappa Lahiri and Ranjit Barot. For Manasi, it's a first as she has sung, composed, written the lyrics and even enacted her song on screen.

Now for the acting. Everyone is in a class of his or her own. Fardeen Khan, Dia Mirza, Irrfan Khan, Manoj Bajpai, Dino Morea, Aftab Shivdasani and Danny Denzongpa. The portrayal of every character and the eventual betrayal is carried off with style and delivered with conviction. Irrfan Khan makes a drastic shift form his usual dialogue delivery to suit the character of Kaiser he so chillingly displays. Danny is style personified while Manoj Bajpai gets a complete makeover. Dino for once stands out in his role and Fardeen Khan gives us glimpses of the style and grace his late father, Feroze Khan, once displayed on screen. This lad is slowly coming into his own.


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As for Dia Mirza, she makes a solid impact even though she comes in the second half. Cool, calculating, and confident, a performance hitherto not seen from this former Miss India. This has been her Acid test!

Divulging anything about the story would be a grave injustice, to you, dear reader. But one word of caution. Keep alert at all times. Even if you blink for a second, you may miss a vital link that will help you unravel the mystery along with the characters, who incidentally, are suffering from a temporary memory loss.

CHECK OUT: ACID FACTORY ghost directed by Sanjay Gupta?

Keep a watch out for Sultan, JD, Romeo, Max, Om and Sartak. They are your vital clues to this jigsaw.

I have just one grouse though. Why did Kaiser send Romeo out of the Factory to shoot Sartak? That is the only jarring note for me because Kaiser is portrayed as a merciless killer.

If you love the thrill and chill with fast-paced action, ACID FACTORY cannot be missed.

Rating - 4/5


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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Fardeen Khan, Dia Mirza, Irrfan Khan, Manoj Bajpai, Dino Morea, Aftab Shivdasani and Danny Denzongpa
  • Lyrics: Virag Mishra, Manasi Scott and Amitabh Bhattacharya
  • Director: Suparn Verma
  • Music Director: Bappa Lahiri, Manasi Scott, Gourav Dasgupta, Ranjit Barot and Shamir Tandon