Thar Film Review: Netflix’s Another Disaster!

I wonder what was the purpose of this film. Giving Harshvardhan Kapoor another chance on OTT? Thank god for OTT regulations! If not for the restrictions, this film would have been Netflix’s Paatal Lok, full of gory, sex, and foul language. 

I also wonder what made the team name this film Thar. The way Mahindra is promoting its SUV, Thar, especially with all the influencer marketing, the first thing that comes to mind on hearing the name is this vehicle, not a film. If you watch Sourav Joshi vlogs, then forget about relating Thar to anything else as everyday, you hear this name at least 3-4 times in a 10-minute blog. So, it’s literally hammered.

Other than that, honestly, I have nothing to talk about this film. Firstly, it’s super-slow. Tortoise will once again win the race if it competes with the speed of Anil Kapoor starrer Thar. Secondly, the dullness in each and every frame. That’s obvious since it’s shot in some isolated place in Rajasthan. So there are not many colours in the frame – only some broken havelis, forts (if I am not wrong), and a wide-spread desert. The story demanded that so we cannot consider that as a fault but when your frames are dull, your story cannot afford to.

It is a simple revenge story. Nothing extraordinary or new about it. It will neither shock you nor surprise you. In that case, why should anyone watch Thar? And then, we have Anurag Kashyap as the dialogue writer of the film which means it’s, necessarily, *beep* one word *beep* two word *beep* no words, and so on – from beginning to the end. 

I couldn’t even stand AK vs AK. From now on, I would skip any project where I see Anil Kapoor on-screen and Anurag Kashyap behind-the-scenes.

Should you watch Anil Kapoor Harshvardhan Kapoor’s Thar? I don’t think so. At least, not on a weekend. It will put you to sleep early. 

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Streaming On: Netflix

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