Narrative chaos replaces romantic jeopardy
The Morning Standard|January 15, 2022
IT is always unwise to invoke Baazigar so blatantly. Abbas – Mustan’s film is a classic, a thriller that burned a grotesque love sign in the 90s zeitgeist. To pinch a title from that film—and not match its feral spirit—is almost wrong.
SHILAJIT MITRA

Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein opens with a grubby-looking man in hiding. “Three things can ruin a man—money, power, and a woman,” says Vikrant (Tahir Raj Bhasin). We see flashes from his childhood, then jump ahead to his youth. Only recently, he was an engineering graduate, in love with Shikha (Shweta Tripathi) and wanting to settle down. Why, then, does he have a gun now?

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