When we saw the trailer of Eros Now’s original Halahal, the first thing that came to our mind was that this would be one of the most relevant films because it spoke about a girl’s demise and a question was raised in her investigation that whether it is a murder or a suicide. Before we tell you how the film is, one thing we need to clear here is that this is not inspired by Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise. The movie was made before the lockdown and the actor’s death.
Halahal is about Archana, a medical student, who gets hit by a truck, and later her body is burnt by a few goons. The UP police calls it a suicide, but her father Dr. Sharma (Sachin Khedekar) senses that there’s something wrong and his daughter can’t die by suicide. He decides to investigate his daughter’s demise and Inspector Yusuf Quresh (Barun Sobti) helps him in that. What exactly the case is? Why was Archana killed? What was the reason she was burnt by the goons? Well, watch the film to know that…
The story of the film is good and interesting, but the screenplay could have been better. It’s in a very dark zone and plus the pace of the film is quite slow. You need to have a good amount of patience to watch this movie. Randeep Jha has narrated the film well, but maybe a few edge-of-the-seat sequences would have done wonders for the film.
Talking about performances, Barun Sobti is the star of the film. He is excellent and proves that he is a versatile actor we have in the industry. We really wish that he gets more films and showcases his acting talent. Sachin Khedekar is damn good in his role as a father wanting to know the real reason behind his daughter’s demise. The supporting cast is decent, but Sobti and Khedekar’s performance is the highlight here.
On the whole, Halahal is a decent movie and a treat for Barun Sobti’s fan.
Check out the trailer here…