Akshay starrer Tasveer 8X10 was released this friday, this film which is suppose to be a action-thriller is directed by nagesh kukunoor of Hyderabad blues and Dor fame. Read what some of the online websites have to say about the movie
Nagesh Kukunoor goes two steps ahead as a technician, but five steps behind as a storyteller. The film has been shot stylishly and the breath-taking locales of Canada and South Africa only give the film a picture perfect look. But the screenplay is faulty. So faulty that you exit the auditorium with questions and more questions in your mind. The outcome fails to convince
On the whole, 8 x 10 TASVEER disappoints. The film goes wrong, in fact horribly wrong, in the penultimate 20-25 minutes, which is the lifeline of any suspense-thriller. Nagesh Kukunoor has missed the bus this time!
Rating : 2/5
The back story is superbly silly and Nagesh doesn’t bother to tie together the threads. Characters appear and disappear randomly and the film’s internal logic is comically faulty. But if you’re willing to overlook these football size loopholes, there is some fun to be had.
Nagesh creates moments of genuine suspense and tension; Akshay and his love interest, played by Ayesha Takia, get feisty in the second half and the scenic Alberta is breathtaking.
Nagesh Kukunoor is unarguably an adept storyteller. His triumph with the whodunit is manifested in delicate details that draw inspiration from both the masters of the murder mystery and yet redefine the culture of filmed crime in a language that’s derived from the director’s own sensibilies.
The film could have made its end-game a little less wedded to Hindi cinema’s formulistic conventions. But the concession to commercialism doesn’t compromise the suspenseful equilibrium of a canvas where a family photograph speaks a thousand words.