Vodka Diaries is a very weird film. There’s a lot going on in the film but baring the climax, you are absolutely clueless.
Police officer Ashwini Dixit (Kay Kay Menon) is investigating the multiple murders at a Manali hotel named Vodka Diaries. You hardly know anything about the characters who are murdered. Suddenly, his wife Shikha (Mandira Bedi) goes missing, making him deeply affected. The investigations go for a toss as the focus shifts to Ashwini trying to find his wife while trying to make sense of what really is happening.
Most of the film is totally random and we are as clueless as Ashwini Dixit. You know that it’s heading somewhere but lose interest because anything goes. And even when everything’s clear, it hardly makes any impact. Unnecessary songs worsen the already discombobulated narrative.
An otherwise talented Kay Kay Menon is average at best in the film. Mandira Bedi is fine in her small role. Sharib Hashmi is decent. All the other characters fail to make a mark.
So the best thing about Vodka Diaries is the picturesque locations of Manali. We give it two stars with a kink.
Vodka Diaries is a very weird film. There’s a lot going on in the film but baring the climax, you are absolutely clueless. Police officer Ashwi...2.0