Jeethu Joseph is back with another engaging thriller after Drishyam. The Body, starring Emraan Hashmi, Rishi Kapoor, and Sobhita Dhulipapa is a Hindi remake of El Cuerpo, a 2012 Spanish language film.
The Body released on 13 December 2019, is largely similar to the original script by Oriol Paulo. With The Body, Rishi Kapoor is returning to the silver screen after his treatment. So let’s have a quick review of this suspense thriller, and see what this film has in store for us.
The Body Review- Plot Synopsis
The Body is a murder mystery, which starts with a police officer played by Rishi Kapoor awaken to a nightmare of a car crash. Later he receives a phone call, that informs him about a dead body that has been mysteriously disappeared from a lab in Port Louis, Mauritius.
Maya Verma, a successful businesswoman has been murdered and the main suspect of her murder is her husband Ajay Puri. But now even her body is missing. This calls for the entry of SP Jairaj Rawal, the local investigator who tries everything to bring out the truth. During his investigation, he even breaks some laws leaving Ajay puzzled. As Rawal gets into the case, and the events become more and more clear, even Ajay Puri’s equanimity begins to crack.
So the question is how did the body get out of the morgue? And whether Maya was really murdered?
The Body Movie- Cast Review
The cast of this 103-minute long film is led by Rishi Kapoor playing the role of Jairaj Rawal, an aging police investigator in Mauritius. He is investigating the case of a wealthy businesswoman whose dead body is missing from the morgue of a local forensic lab. Rishi Kapoor has done complete justice to his character of a stubble-sporting cop. He makes the character look quite convincing with his devil-may-care attitude.
Emraan Hashmi, on the other hand, known for his romantic roles is playing the role of a husband role with questionable morals. Even though he has tried to look as convincing as he can, being around a morgue for most parts of the film proved to be a bummer for the actor. He still managed to display his charm and gain some pity in some parts.
Actress Sobhita Dhulipala, who played the role of a rich-yet-lonely millionaire, was not quite convincing in exhibiting the cold-hearted behavior twisted with the psyche. Yes, we can say that she was too good to be bad. Debutante Vedhika Kumar definitely has an excellent screen presence, but she too looks a misfit in the second half.
The Body Movie Review 2019
Maya is a smart, gorgeous and successful entrepreneur. Everything is going good for her. and Ajay, who is a professor with not so good income sure wins a gold when the two tie the knot. However, the story starts when Maya is murdered and her body goes missing. Joseph has tried to keep the story on a tight leash with twists and turns.
The storyline of ‘The Body’ does not have much meat, and so you won’t get anything new and spicy on your table. And as the movie is restricted within the walls of a forensic lab’s mortuary and spans for only eight hours nothing much could be done when the thriller genre is taken into consideration. And so it had to lose the grip in the early half only.
Being a murder mystery, the film fails to keep you hooked on your set, and proves to be flat, in its plot, alleged twists and turns, and performances. It feels like a half-baked attempt to spin a story around love, betrayal, and death.
The Body Movie- Soundtrack and Music Review
Emraan Hashmi’s films are known for his romantic scenes and superhit music. From love ballads to item numbers, the music of the film will not disappoint you.
You would also see the hot and sizzling Scarlett and Natasa grooving with Emraan Hashmi on the catchy number “Jhalak Dikhla Jaa.” Music by Himesh Reshammiya is soothing that it keeps the story afloat.
We would say that the story lacked depth. It was low on plot but high on drama and glamour. But if you are a huge Emraan Hashmi fan then you can definitely watch this not so thriller flick.