The Tashkent Files Movie Review: What just happened?

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Cast:Naseeruddin Shah, Mithun Chakraborty, Shweta Basu Prasad, Mandira Bedi, Pallavi Joshi, Rajesh Sharma, Vinay Pathak, Pankaj Tripathi

Director:Vivek Agnihotri

Movie review:With no big names and big releases this Friday, The Tashkent Files a  movie surrounding the sudden and controversial demise of the ex-prime minister, Shree Lal Bahadur Shastri . Vivek Agnihotri had tried to throw some light on this controversial deal of our ex-prime minister, but it appears that things didn’t turn out the way he wanted. The film is not able to live up to the expectations. It is a mess out there.

At some point, it appears that the director and storyteller have tried to target one particular family. The story could have been more engaging, but it has left the audience confused. You can seldom find moments where you would be bound to get engaged.

The Tashkent Files is a lame show of hamming actors and tidbits half-baked information . You would hardly find the tint of realism in it. The director and the writer have not been able to bring forth the best from ace actors like  Mandira Bedi , Pallavi Joshi, Pankaj Tripathi, and others. Despite having an ensemble cast of such elite actors, The Tashkent file is not able to leave a strong impact on the audience. It’s a half-baked story which looks more of a policial affair, trying to create some sense of adventure but fails to do so completely.

When it comes to acting, then the actors have done complete justice to their role. They clearly show the rage and anger pertaining to the controversy surrounding the death of Lal Bahadur Shashtri, but unfortunately, the poor storyline is not able to grip the audience and create an impact on them. If you are planning to watch this film, then you can give it a try but don’t expect wonders out of it.