Rahasya is a Film based on the infamous Arushi murder case. The film explores the plight of a couple who have not only lost their only child but who also have to bear the trauma of the father being accused of killing his own daughter.Wikipedia
It’s a very watchable thriller, inconsistent but never dull. A compelling account inspired by an oddly fascinating case.
As far as execution is concerned, while the unhurried unfolding of mystery adds depth to the film, it also demands patience from the viewers, which may or may not work in its favour. Nonetheless, this tale of the 'perfect crime' will appeal to fans of the genre.
If you enjoy murder mysteries then you must watch Rahasya. It's a well-made film.
Despite the length of the film, director Manish Gupta has maintained the pace of Rahasya. His hold on the camera and the script are quite evident throughout the film.If you are interested in murder mystery, then do go watch Rahasya.
Rahasya is not the perfect murder mystery. It has its drag moments and so if you have grown-up watching CID, you may like a better version of it. Not an exceptional story or execution...
Bollywood has witnessed many a reel-life-imitating-real-life films like ANKUR ARORA MURDER CASE, NO ONE KILLED JESSICA etc. With RAHASYA, director Manish Gupta has tried his level best to keep the secret (read 'whodunit') intact. RAHASYA can be skipped without any regret.
There's an urgency in RAHASYA that's hard to define or comprehend. Manish Gupta, the director, seems to be batting like an out-of-form Yusuf Pathan in a T-20 match, trying to hit everything out of the boundary line, missing every delivery.
Clever filmmakers heavily bank on the curiosity factor that a given incident (in this case, the double murder) generates, but fortunately this film keeps you interested and thrilled through its just about two-hour running time.
This is not film about a neat denouement. Messy lives, sordid relationships, betrayal and revenge run through the veins of the film. Barbara Cartland would have frowned. But Agatha Christie would have assuredly approved.
Rahasya is a tight, smooth and well-executed film which is unbelievably underrated. With stellar performances by Kay Kay Menon, Tisca Chopra and Ashish Vidyarthi, what makes it tick is the slightly numbing climax.
Audience Reviews for Rahasya
Rahasya, a film inspired from the murder of Aarushi Talwar which stormed the headlines of print as well as digital media. Only some premises have been set similar to Aarushi’s case, but otherwise, the film has been treated absolutely differently.
Aarushi murder case was closely followed by the whole country. In 2013, her parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar have been convicted of her murder and in jail for their life imprisonment. Though the movie does solve the murder mystery, in spite of Rajesh and Nupur’s getting sentenced, that murder mystery still stays as a Rahasya in many people’s minds.
The movie begins with the death of Aayesha Mahajan, twin daughter of Ashish Vidyarthi (Sachin Mahajan) and Tisca Chopra. Sachin is arrested as a prime suspect and even is sent for remand. To go to the depth of the Rahasya, Kay Kay Menon as CBI official enters into the scene.
The movie is all about how Kay Kay Menon connects the various clues, and reaches to the actual murderer out of those people who were suspects: Sachin’ family friend couple, the maid servant Rimi Fernandez etc.
The pace of the movie is moderate. Also, Tisca, otherwise a very talented actress, doesn’t seem to be at her best towards the end of the movie. Kay Kay Menon is good as CBI official.
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