From the Bhatt stables comes yet another suspense thriller after 'Raaz'. But
Raaz had Bipasha Basu, and that in itself is reason enough to like that movie.
Inteha has two beautiful women. So, does that mean we have twice the reason?
Well, 201% to be precise. How did we arrive at that figure? Twice the reason
= 200%. That other 1% is half the percentage of the women in the world that are,
ahem, open to 'exploring new horizons'. And making the assumption that the sex
ratio in the world is 1:1, that works out to 1% when an audience comprising of
both genders is taken into account. Still zapped regarding the 1%? Okay, take
it this way. Let's just say that Ashmit Patel wouldn't exactly draw 'Ooohs and
What sets Inteha apart from other suspense thrillers is the complete lack of
suspense in it. You know what is going to happen. You are only waiting to know
how it happens.
Nandini (Vidya Malvadi), a radio jockey, has been entrusted with the responsibility
of her half-sister, Tina (Nauheed Cyrusi). Nandini is your typical older sister
who sacrifices everything, including the love of her life, for her sibling. Tina
is your typical modern Indian teenager who has gone too far aping the West. Hell,
she even falls in love with her stalker, Ranbeer Oberoi (Ashmit Patel).
Nandini thinks that there is something not right with Ranbeer. Tina is too blinded
by her right to self-determination to understand that. But Nandini digs into Ranbeer's
past and finds out that he is a ruthless conman. He makes rich women fall in love
with him, gets married to them and then kills them on the wedding night. Not just
that - to ensure this remains a secret, he murders all those who could be a potential
threat to his scheme.
That is the premise of the film's story - two sisters, with one of them looking
out for the other. Saying anymore would rob you of any reasons you might have
left by now to watch the film. The film is not bad. What comes in the way of it
being labeled good is the past record of Vikram Bhatt. He has given us much better
films, with the result that expectations from him have soared.
Ashmit Patel is a pretty decent actor, really, especially if you compare him
to his more celebrated sibling, Amisha Patel. Vidya Malvadi, that girl from the
'Maska Chaska' ads, and Nauheed Cyrusi, more known for her 'Piya Basanti' video
than for her film 'Supari', have come up with convincing performances. The music
is hummable, but one expects better stuff from the Bhatts.
In all, a film that you could do without watching but wouldn't mind if you did.