Rahasya had ran into legal hassles over the Noida double murder case. Actually, the central premise is loosely based on the Arushi murder case that had hit headlines in 2008.
The story of Rahasya, as we all know, revolves around Ayesha Mahajan (Sakshi Sem), daughter of Doctor Sachin Mahajan (Ashish Vidyarthi) and Doctor Aarti Mahajan (Tisca Chopra). She is murdered in her own house and her father is the prime suspect behind her own daughter’s murder.
In walks CBI Officer Sunil Paraskar (Kay Kay Menon), who is incharge of the case. As the investigation moves on, it leads to a double murder that complicates the case further. As the film progresses, more and more murders happen and that kind of twists the case even more.
In all of this, what’s amusing is the fact that the CBI Officer (Kay Kay Menon) is seen munching on walnuts and being nagged by his wife for a bigger house, something that was totally uncalled for as it looks juvenile and forced.
It’s frustrating to sit through the second half and to add to our miseries, the climax just tests your patience. The story, as we all know is what it should be but what’s surprising is the fact that it’s full of loopholes and bizarre logic.
It seems like the writing team kind of got tired towards the end of the film and just gave it up as Rahasya fails at keeping up the gripping pace in the climax which was quite necessary. Murder mysteries are all about the climax and just when the game is about to end, you have already guessed the culprit.
Kay Kay Menon and Ashish Vidyarthi are show stealers and the rest of the star cast too has done justice to the roles that are assigned to them.
The director however has been caught in between making a realistic film and a commercially viable project.
All in all, Rahasya can conveniently be missed!!
Rahasya, inspired by the double murder case that made headlines for quite some time now, is a film that has a great first half and an equally bad seco...1.0