'India's Most Wanted' review: The film is an earnest attempt to tell the tale of India’s unsung heroes
The movie is based on the capture of Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal.
No one knows the man behind the blasts until intelligence officer Prashant Kapoor (Kapoor) gets a lead about the culprit hiding in Nepal. Denied support, Kapoor and his motley five-member team take it upon themselves to capture ‘India’s Osama’. How this mission unfolds forms the crux of the story.
The movie is based on the capture of Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal by an unlikely bunch of IB officers. But the director’s attempt to keep the story as close to reality does not allow the plot to soar.
The flow of the story gets interrupted often, with the plot going back and forth between the blasts and Kapoor’s journey to catch the dreaded terrorist.
With little to no dramatisation and the low-key portrayal of under-cover operations, the movie is hardly an edge-of-the-seat thriller. And though there is enough room to heighten the dramatic tension, the writers have chosen to underplay important points, thus losing the audience’s interest.
Kapoor makes an honest effort, but he doesn’t have much to sink his teeth into. With no mystery to his character, there is only this much an actor do.
India’s Most Wanted is an earnest attempt to tell the tale of India’s unsung heroes, but it needs a little more heart and soul.