Cast: Meera, Ashmit Patel, Koel Puri, Aly Khan
Direction: Soni Razdan
Soni Razdan's directorial debut NAZAR has taken inspiration from Irvin Kershner's Hollywood film EYES OF LAURA MARS [starring Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones] and Pang Brothers' Cantonese-Thai language film JIAN GUI [THE EYE, starring Angelica Lee]. Divya [Meera] is a successful stage show artiste. While driving back from her shoot one night, she meets with an accident that turns her life upside down. Divya is suddenly haunted by strange visions of unnerving murders that make her believe that she is going over the edge. As the story unfolds, she meets Special Investigating Officer Rohan [Ashmit Patel], who is uncovering a case of serial killings of bar dancers. Although Rohan's colleague [Koel Purie] refuses to buy Divya's story, terming it as hallucination, Rohan believes in Divya and decides to pursue the case far more vigorously. In the process, Rohan and Divya are attracted to each other and gradually fall in love. But the growing friendship between Rohan and Divya bothers Tarun [Aly Khan], a doctor, who openly professes his feelings to Divya time and again. The storytelling is pale and uninviting. There is zero chemistry between the lead pair which makes matters worse. While Meera looks a lot older to Ashmit Patel, Ashmit walks around looking more like a drum player with long hair than a cop. Given a crisis, Meera will probably protect him instead of vice versa. The problem with the film lies clearly in its screenplay. The climax is absolutely illogical and a complete let down. Director Soni Razdan has handled the eerie moments efficiently. Cinematography is patchy. Music is average. Performance wise Meera is a talented actress. Ashmit with his getup doesn't look a cop from any angle. Koel Purie does very well. Aly Khan is ok. Overall the film doesn't have too much to offer.