It’s darkish, deep, intense and intensely poisonous, and I suppose that is what works in favour of Freddy, Kartik Aaryan‘s newest movie that may ship chills down your backbone. Showing Kartik in a never-seen-before avatar, the movie brilliantly encapsulates the complexities and eccentricities of his character. Directed by Shashanka Ghosh, an edge-of-the-seat thriller, Freddy terrifies you, scares you and at some locations, merely creeps you out. Also learn: Kartik Aaryan learns to use dentistry tools, puts on 14 kgs in BTS video from Freddy
The story of a 28-year-old introvert, recluse and loner dentist, Dr Freddy Ginwala (Kartik Aaryan), who has been on a matrimonial web site Meri Shaadi.com for 5 years on the lookout for a ‘soulmate’, Freddy retains you hooked with out blinking an eyelid. After his failed makes an attempt at discovering an acceptable match and dealing with humiliation by the hands of some prank calls, Freddy falls for a married girl Kainaaz Irani (Alaya F), who’s caught in a bodily abusive marriage. Their paths cross when she visits his dental clinic for a tooth extraction after which a collection of occasions deliver them nearer they usually fall in love. But there’s extra to this love story than simply comfortable moments, secret conferences and affection the characters present for one another.
At two hours 13 minutes, Freddy does not look stretched neither it goes off observe. Despite the story getting barely predictable within the second half, the movie manages to maintain up with its tempo.
It will not be unsuitable to say that that is by far essentially the most experimental and difficult function that Kartik has taken on. While final yr’s Dhamaka did take him out of his consolation zone of doing comedies, with Freddy, he has taken issues a notch increased. Unlike Dhamaka, there is not any yelling or screaming out loud, neither there’s any monologue like his earlier movies. Kartik’s transformation for Freddy deserves a particular applause. From gaining 14 kgs, adapting the mannerisms of an introvert, studying the talents of a dentist to emoting pleasure, sorrow, love and lust with a lot conviction — he’s flawless, immerses himself on this character and does not depart it for one bit. What I notably preferred about his portrayal onscreen is how he talks extra along with his expressions, eyes and gestures than precise phrases. His scenes along with his greatest pal, Hardy, a turtle make for fascinating sequences. Though at one level, I really thought, might Freddy have performed with out the turtle? Well, positively sure. He additionally has a confidante in Persis aunty, who checks on him each second and guards him from the darkish recollections.
Alaya F is spectacular, and for a second movie after her debut Jawaani Deewani (2020), Alaya positively has picked up the nuances properly, and delivers a promising efficiency. Talking of Kartik and Alaya’s onscreen chemistry in no matter scenes they’ve collectively, do not count on too many sparks.
While Parveez Sheikh’s story is well-equipped with all the weather one would count on in a thriller of this nature, his dialogues fell flat at most locations. There are hardly any applause-worthy traces that make you rise up and take discover. That being stated, the genuine Parsi flavour comes alive via home decor, props, language and phrases utilized by the characters and naturally their names.
The large reveal on the interval and the climax are undoubtedly the excessive factors of the movie and impress you. Freddy positively makes for a bone-chilling watch with a narrative that unfolds similar to its layered characters. The movie is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Alaya F
Director: Shashanka Ghosh