Vicky Velingkar: Film Review – It’s Time To Solve A Mystery

Verdict: A never-seen-before idea that’s executed effectively.

Firebrand Sonalee Kulkarni is slaying it first with Hirkani and now with Vicky Velingkar. Directed by Saurabh Varma, this crime thriller seems to be fascinating and we had been undoubtedly excited.

What’s Vicky Velingkar About:

Our titular character Vicky Velingkar (Sonalee Kulkarni) is an artist who creates comedian books for a dwelling. She has misplaced her dad and mom and lives together with her PUBG-vedi grandmother, who aspires to get to Crown stage. Cool Grandma Velingkar (Rama Joshi) takes quite a lot of potshots at Vicky for shirking tasks and being lazy, total. One day Vicky receives an nameless present – a watch – and earlier than she will determine who gave it, she will get a cellphone name from Inspector Salunkhe (Kettan Singh). Turns out her scientist buddy Shrushti (Vanita Kharat) has dedicated suicide and the police need Vicky to come back to her flat instantly. But Vicky smells foul play when she notices that her laptop computer is lacking. With the assistance of her hacker buddy Lucky (Sangram Samel), Vicky tries to unravel this. However, time is a messy factor and Vicky is caught in an inexplicable time loop. It’s on Vicky to use her thoughts and determine what within the identify of blazing tomatoes is going on to her.

What Works:

The idea of a time loop has been a difficult trope, because the yardstick for that is the Bill Murray starring cult basic Groundhog Day. While Vicky Vielingkar is a thriller-crime-mystery, it makes a great try at executing this idea. Right from Vicky’s frustration to her resolve in the direction of the top to the logic behind the loop, the film tries its finest to elucidate all the things with out loopholes. You are simply as confused as Vicky at the beginning after which issues begin getting clearer. The idea is tremendous fascinating and nothing like this has ever been accomplished in Marathi cinema earlier than, which supplies the plot an unique high quality. Sonalee Kulkarni and Spruha Joshi give their finest to their roles and are spectacular. Rama Joshi is cute because the cool aaji. Kettan Singh, who performs Inspector Salunkhe, does an incredible job. Not solely is his dialogue supply spectacular, but additionally his efficiency appears pure and simple. Certain leap scares do their job fairly effectively.

What Could’ve Been Better:

Vicky Velingkar takes time to get into the groove, as the primary half spends a substantial quantity of screentime explaining the idea. The characters appear a bit superficial and underwritten.

Why You Should Watch:

After Hirkani, that is actress Sonalee Kulkarni’s second titular function and she or he is a champ. The film works below an intriguing, never-seen-before premise in Marathi cinema and makes for an amusing one-time watch.