Helmed by Pia Sukanya‘s ‘Bombairiya‘ which features Radhika Apte in the lead, along with Siddhanth Kapoor, Akshay Oberoi, Adil Hussain, Shilpa Shukla, Ajinkya Deo, and Ravi Kishan. This film is produced by Micheal E. Ward.
Set in Mumbai, the film traces a crazy day in the life of Meghna (Radhika Apte), a Public Relations manager. Under an incident, she runs into two strangers (Akshay Oberoi and Siddhant Kapoor).
A crime is waiting to happen and the three must race against time to avert it. ‘Bombairiya’, a comedy of errors, feels like a pointless exercise that desperately craves for your attention. The movie withholds information, backstories, and character introductions to infuse suspense in the story. However, the chaos and confusion get way too loud, silly and useless over the time for you to be engaged in it.
The randomness in the execution leaves a lot unexplained and fails to provoke curiosity or a sense of importance that the story ideally expects you to.
The actors do a decent job, writing does a little for you to be invested in their fear, struggle, and aspiration. Dark Comedy is a tough genre to attempt, Pia Sukanya’s non-linear narrative could have been effective if it wasn’t for the unconvincing cause.
The movie is confusing, chaotic mess that lacks humor. Complicated is not always clever. Bombairiya tries way too hard to attract you into solving the jigsaw puzzle that it rapidly creates. After a point, the series of misfortunes and coincidences drain your patience and ability to decode the reason behind the madness.