Director: Hansal Mehta
Cast: Sikandar, Neha Uberoi, Arbaz Khan along with Gulshan Grover, Sachin Khedekar, Gaurav Gera, Dayashanker Pandey, Shakti Kapoor.
Now the wait is over! WOODSTOCK VILLA finally releases. The film caters around the kidnapping of a businessman's wife n ransom demanded which follows murder and the mystery starts.
WOODSTOCK VILLA is a hardcore thriller which perfectly fits in the Sanjay Gupta's White Feather Films category. Its a very stylishly shot film which surprises you very often! Its the kind of film which starts from the first minute, no unwanted crap here..[though many people are saying that songs don't fit in the story..but i think only the introduction song of Sikandar was unwanted..otherwise all songs are put correctly, n the songs have their own freshness in them!] The pre title portion is the best portion of the film! The execution of events is amazing..the film absorbs you completely..only in the intermission you get the chance to think clearly!! The film is the perfect blend of style and substance.
Hansal Mehta has handled the subject brilliantly, he has made the film which grabs your attention completely. He has the courage to make this kind of offbeat film n presenting it in so much entertaining manner! Not a single minute this film takes away your attention. The hand-held/jerky camera movements was complete new [for which critics said he's trying to show off his technical gimmickry].
[Yes but there are some bloopers which play spoilsport, you can point them out]
S Farhan's writing n Milap Zaveri's dialogues are excellent. Anu Malik's music n Bunty Nagi's editing is very good. And what makes the film stand out is the art direction of Wasiq Khan, Cinematography of Vikas Nowlakha. Background score of Amar Mohile is outstnding which has the power packed impact [too good 10/10].
Sikandar is an actor to watch. He plays his character so easily; his screen presence, dialogue delivery, expressions are up to the mark. He is damn good. 8/10..
Neha Uberoi (the underrated one, right from the promotion till the release) is equally talented! She carries the mature n sexually attractive role with full ease..she's damn good looking! The changes in her body language, her calculated expressions n dialogue delivery is excellent! Another star material. 8/10..
On the whole Hansal Mehta delivers a power packed hardcore thriller within those 1 n a half hour! This is the kind of film which i would like to recommend strongly! I will go with 3.5 out of 5 stars rating!
My Rating: 3.5/5