Producer: K. Sera Sera, Varma Corp.
Director: Prawaal Raman.
Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Antara Mali, Raghuveer Yadav, Rasika Joshi, Ramman Trikha, Govind Namdeo
Music: Amar Mohile
Gayab is the story of Vishnu Prasad (Tusshar Kapoor), a loser. Vishnu lacks self-confidence and attitude and things always go wrong for him. His life doesn`t get any easier with a nagging mother who takes pride in beating up Vishnu at the slightest opportunity. His father, who is a henpecked husband, is hardly any help to his son. His friends always make fun of him and treat him like an idiot. Vishnu is in love with Mohini (Antara Mali). However he never builds the courage to speak with her and tell her how he feels about her. Mohini on the other hand doesn`t even know he exists and her boyfriend (Raman Trikha) wants to break Vishnu`s bones. Thus life is miserable for Vishnu. But hang on, then comes a magical spell and the nerdy looking loser Vishnu soon becomes invincible. He becomes invisible and enjoys his power like a child and later starts to use the darker side of his mind to achieve his personal goals. Will Vishnu Prasad be able achieve his goals? Tusshar Kapoor as Vishnu Prasad is excellent. He makes Vishnu Prasad come alive. He does his best and this is probably his best performance to date. His co-star Antara Mali does not impress. She has a great body and that`s all. Her facial expressions are always exaggerated and basically she can`t act for nuts. Gayab is an extension of the short story Stop, featuring Aftab Shivdasani and Ishaa Koppikar, in Darna Mana Hai. Both were directed by Prawaal Raman. While Stop worked, Gayab hasn`t. Director Prawaal Raman has yet to grasp the art of writing the screenplay and giving it an interesting form, thereby mesmerizing the viewer for the next two hours. The film lacks suspense and thrill and the climax is absolutely ridiculous. Special effects are worth it, but too much of it, is too boring. And there is nothing spectacular in the vanishing scenes. Music is an absolute letdown too. Overall its better you remain `Gayab` from the theatre and do something worthwhile.