It’s all about a road trip that goes horribly wrong, it’s a relentless thriller and it has Darshan Kumaar; well, we are talking about NH10 that stars Anushka Sharma, Neel Bhoopalam and Darshan Kumaar.
NH10 is all about Meera (Anushka Sharma) and Arjun (Neel Bhoopalam) a couple living in Gurgaon. While they are having fun at a friend’s party, Meera gets an urgent work call and has to rush to office.
Seeing her alone in her car, some strange men make her stop her car and smash her window. Meera manages to escape by driving through but can’t recognise the men in the police files the next day. The local cop suggests to the couple they get a gun which they do, using their police contacts.
Meera’s birthday is coming up and Arjun suggests a road trip. They stop at a roadside restaurant for lunch where Meera has a smoke in the ladies’ washroom. Just then a petrified young girl, Pinky, arrives and pleads for help, saying her clan outside is about to kill her.
Before one can realise, a gang of rustic men round up the girl and a boy, beat them savagely and drag them to a jeep.
Arjun intervenes but Satbir (Darshan Kumaar), Pinky’s brother, hits him and asks him to back off. One gets to know that it’s a case of honour killing.
Despite Meera’s pleading, Arjun following the gang and to their shock witness the young boy beaten to death and the girl Pinky forced to drink poison by Satbir and then shoots her and knocks Arjun out with a rod.
What follows is a never ending chase and Meera reaches Pinky’s house only to find her grandmother Ammaji (Deepti Naval) very cool about what happened to Pinky. Oops!!
It’s now that Meera decides to fight for justice.
NH10 has a brilliant first half, but the second half just does not end. To make matters worst, the film is a copy of Eden Lake, which is sad, considering the premise of the film was so real.
Anushka Sharma has tried hard to do full justice to the role, but I have to still come to terms with the fact so as to why did she had to smoke in scenes, as it kind of looked forced and juvenile.
Neel Bhoopalam has little to do, while the star of NH10 is Darshan Kumaar. If not for him, then the film would have fallen flat.
With NH10, Navdeep Singh has proved that he is a master when it comes to opening the story, something which he did with remarkably with Manorama Six Feet Under, but as the story moves he loses grip.
Watch NH10 for Darshan Kumaar and his talent.
It's all about a road trip that goes horribly wrong, it's a relentless thriller and it has Darshan Kumaar; well, we are talking about NH10 that stars ...2.5