Missing Movie Review and Rating!

A small film titled, Missing under the direction of Srini Josyula has hit the screens today. Let’s check how it is.

Story: Gowtham(Harsha Narra) marries a girl named Sruthi(Nikkesha Rangwala) and will be leading a happy life. But one fine day, when the couple is on a road trip, an accident happens and Sruthi goes missing from the scene. This is the time, Gowtham also notices that he is having a short-term memory loss. How will Gowtham trace the whereabouts of Sruthi with his memory loss defect? How is Meena( Misha Narang) interlinked with the entire setup? Forms the crucial crux of the film.

Performances: Looks-wise Harsha Narra is fine and tries to emote multiple emotions in the given role in a decent manner. His acting during the crucial split personality scenes brings depth to the proceedings to an extent.

Actress Sruthi is beautiful on-screen and did justice to her limited role. Heroine Misha Narang gets a meaty role in which she tries to impress with her performance. But her flashback episodes with the hero are not projected in a convincing way.

Ram Dutt as ACP Thyagi is okay with his screen presence and gave a nice performance in the negative shaded role. Chatrapathi Shekar did his extended cameo role nicely.

Technicalities: Music by Vasishta Sharma registers well. While one painful song which comes during crucial portions of the film is good, his background score is a plus point for this mysterious thriller.

Janaa’s cinematography is alright as he captured the night mood shots in an effective manner. The sound design by T Udayakumar is okay.

Editing work by Satya G is adequate. Production values for this limited budget movie are okay and so is the case with the Artwork done by Dhara Ramesh.

Analysis: Written and directed by Srini Josyula, Missing has good content which has a scope to explore in an even better way. Though Srini’s idea of writing a script with split personality disorder as the key aspect, instead of going ahead with a regular screenplay version, he would have brought novelty with his way of treatment.

As the script has strong content, instead of wasting time till the interval block, Srini would have projected the core theme from the initial episodes itself to catch the audience mood. Adding to it, too many subplots in the second half after a curious interval episode confuses the audience.

To summerize, Missing has a decent storyline that can be executed in an even better way. But sadly lack of proper scene order and racy screenplay stand tall as demerits for the movie.

Verdict: Misses gripping narration!

Rating: 2.75/5

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