Directed by: Bejoy Nambiar
Starring: Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda, Jim Sarbh, Harshvardhan Rane, Sanjeeda Sheikh
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Release Date: October 29, 2020
Running Time: – minutes
Original Network: ZEE5
Taish is an upcoming ZEE5 Original Indian revenge drama film directed by Bejoy Nambiar. The movie starring Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda, Jim Sarbh & Harshvardhan Rane is produced by Bejoy Nambiar and Nishant Pitti. The film will release on ZEE5 on 29 October 2020 as a feature film and as a six episode series simultaneously.
The story revolves around two families based out of London. One family which plans an elaborate countryside wedding, and the other is a violent criminal family of moneylenders, headed by Kuljinder with his two brothers – Pali and Jassi. Amidst a week-long function, both these worlds collide when Kuljinder attends the wedding. A past secret connected to Rohan and Kuljinder sparks an incident of violence- in turn changing all their lives drastically.
Rohan Kalra (Jim Sarbh) and Sunny Lalwani (Pulkit Samrat) are best friends from their childhood days. Sunny goes to attend Rohan’s younger brother Krish’s (Ankur Rathee) weeklong wedding in a scenic country estate in UK. The boys look at this as an opportunity to catch up and let loose – unabashed and fun revelry dotting the weeklong affair. Somewhere else in the dark grimy corners of South Hall London, a violent criminal family of moneylenders is headed by Kuljinder (Abhimanyu Singh) with his two brothers Pali (Harshvardhan Rane) and Jassi (Armaan Khera). Pali has been planning to quit the family business and start life afresh with Kuljnder’s wife Jahaan (Sanjeeda Sheikh) with whom he has been having an affair. But fate has other plans for him. Both these world collides when Kuljinder comes to attend the wedding in the country side. A past secret connected to Rohan and Kuljinder sparks an incident of violence which then kick starts a chain of violence changing all their lives drastically.
Taish Movie Trailer:
The eagerly-awaited Taish, which was released on Zee5 on Thursday (October 29), is a sincere attempt at storytelling that makes a decent impact despite not living up to its potential. The movie is a crime-drama and revolves around what happens when two good friends reunite for a wedding.
The basic storyline is intriguing and has enough ‘masala’ to click with a section of the audience. Its impact, however, is diluted by the middling screenplay. Taish starts off on a dark and intense note, setting the tone for what is to follow.
Things, unfortunately, go downhill thereafter due to the unengaging narrative. The film luckily gets back on track around the 60-minute mark with a shocking twist adding a new dimension to the reel action.
A fight scene set in the washroom hits the right notes with its organic intensity. The proverbial ‘business end’ of Taish is strictly okay despite being a bit predictable. It, however, has the potential to click with a section of the audience.
Taish has quite a few interesting subplots but none of them are explored properly.
Coming to the performances, Pulkit Samrat is the heart and soul of the film and strikes a chord with his raw intensity. He also manages to bring not the vulnerability of the character quite well.
Jim Sarbh is sincere and manages to highlight the vulnerability of his character in a crucial scene. His classy screen presence is likely to appeal to the ‘Gen Y’ crowd.
Harshvardhan Rane is not able to do justice to his complex character despite putting his best foot forward as he has been miscast. Talented actors Kriti Karbanda and Sanjeenda Shaikh do not get much scope as they are burdened with generic characters.
The supporting cast is strictly okay.
The background music does not really add much to the narrative. The songs gel with the narrative but have no recall value whatsoever. The editing could have been a bit better as the film feels a bit disjointed at points.
The other technical aspects are up to the mark.