NH10 is a revenge drama that’s definitely not for the fainthearted. It has some action packed scenes with a lot of blood and gore. Navdeep Singh who made Manorama Six Feet Under (2007) is back with a gripping tale of a young working couple in Gurgaon.
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When the movie starts Meera (Anushka Sharma) and Arjun (Neil Bhoopalam) are off for a party, which Meera is not very keen on attending. As soon as they reach she gets a work call and has to leave, she leaves alone and once she is on the highway her car is attacked by a group of unknown men. Next morning cops recommend her to keep a gun for her security. Over the weekend the couple is off for a weekend getaway.
The two stop by at a dhaba to grab a bite that’s where they witness a group of men trashing a young couple. Arjun interferes but is slapped, pushed back and asked to stay away because one of the guys says that the girl is his sister. Upset and disturbed with the incident Arjun doesn’t want to give up, he chases the black SUV.
Meera pleads him not to but he insists he wants to teach the villagers a lesson. He enters the deserted area, gets off the car with Meera’s gun and asks her to stay in. What he witnesses is another case of honor killing in Haryana. In the middle of a deserted land the couple lose their car, their gun and now the only option is to run from the men who wont think twice before killing them.
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It’s an edgy drama and once you are in it you just want to know what happens next. There are many moments when you will question their decisions. Why couldn’t Meera run away from the men who are chasing her and head home for some serious help and why would Arjun get into so much trouble.
Any young sensible couple working in Gurgaon would know the repercussions of fighting with a group of locals in the middle of nowhere. The two had a gun but they didn’t manage to get their car keys back from a group of unarmed men. But all this doesn’t take away anything from the drama that keeps you glued to your seat.
The suspense is gripping and that’s done well by the director. Anushka Sharma delivers a power packed performance, it’s something she has never done and she does it convincingly. My favourite scene is when she is smoking and just watching one of the guys bleed in pain, it leaves a big impact.
Neil Bhoopalam initially as the charming husband and later an unreasonable guy who walks straight into trouble does the job well. The length of one hour and fifty five minutes is just right , the music fits well and the editing is crisp.
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A lot of credit goes to director Navdeep Singh firstly for attempting a different film and getting good performances out of the actors. If you like action and revenge dramas this is great one! But if you can’t watch blood and torture then there is no way you can watch this. NH10 is a power packed revenge drama!