Nail Polish premiered on 1st January 2021. Directed and written by Bugs Bhargava Krishna, the film stars Arjun Rampal, Manav Kaul, Anand Tiwari, Rajit Kapur, Madhoo Shah, and Samreen Kaur alongside other cast members.
Mental Disorder Or Drama?
Nail Polish is a courtroom drama film currently streaming on Zee5. The film claims to be based on a true event and revolves around the court hearing of Veer Singh (Manav Kaul), a charismatic sports coach who is well known and respected in society. To see whether Veer is actually responsible for the horrendous crimes he is blamed for, public prosecutor Amit Kumar (Anand Tiwari) lays out a pile of evidence, testimonies, and forensics against Veer. On the other hand, Veer’s lawyer Siddharth Jai Singh (Arjun Rampal), due to his expertise, demolishes all these claims against his client. The case, which initially seemed to be open and shut, takes an intriguing turn here as Veer flips the switch.
Nail Polish by Bugs Bhargava Krishna is an intriguing thriller not just because of its concept but also because of how it’s made. The film holds its suspense till the very end and just when you think you’ve understood what is going to happen next, riveting uncertainty hits you. The film strikes a balance between a sensitive case of child abuse and rape and the mind of a man that is sensitive and unpredictable.
The screenplay is neatly knitted into the nitty-gritty of the idea and performances which makes this film worth watching a thriller. Nail Polish does not make ample use of soundtracks (here it is near to nil) but the sounds are filled with silence and ambiguities. The cast here is the key player and they do their job in an entertaining and satisfying manner and take the narrative forward without losing the interest of the viewers in any possible way.
The discourse of body vs mind and who is responsible is the theme of the movie and the verdict by the end of the film is interesting and probably one of the best Zee5 has to offer currently. Nail Polish has Manav Kaul as Veer Singh both as his hero and anti-hero and it is remarkable how well Kaul has taken up his character and offers no dull moments through his thespianism.
With the film, I saw Arjun Rampal on-screen after some time and though his role did not ask for more of his potential, he does fairly well and commands his way as a shrewd lawyer. Anand Tiwari as Lawyer Amit Kumar, an empathetic man and an honest public servant, brings good screen presence and is convincible and strong on his part. Lastly, Rajit Kapur as Judge Kishore Bhushan is powerful as well but Madhoo as Shobha Bhushan, his alcoholic wife, is just unconvincing and over-acts.
Stream It or Skip It
STREAM IT! Nail Polish is a good courtroom drama to watch as you make your way through the first week of 2021. The star cast is strong and the film promises a good screenplay and no unnecessary and uncalled-for drama.
Nail Polish is now streaming on Zee5.
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