Freddy, starring Kartik Aaryan and Alaya F, is finally streaming on Disney Plus on Hotstar. After the huge success of Bhul Bhoolaiya 2, you might be eager to see the actor’s next film. We are here with our review to give you an idea of how the film is.
Star cast: Kartik Aaryan, Alaya F
Director: Shashanka Ghosh
Premiere on: Disney Plus Hotstar
This psychological thriller will take you to the world of Doctor Freddy Ginwala (Kartik Aaryan), a reputed dentist who is living a daily life haunted by his childhood trauma. Like every lonely soul, he is in search of love. After numerous failed attempts, he is mocked for trying his luck with ladies. Then comes an interesting point in the story when he meets an already married girl, Kainaaz (Alaya F), at a wedding and falls in love at first sight.
What will happen when his love turns into Freddy’s obsession? What will be the future of Kainaaz, who is tucked into an unhappy marriage, and Freddy, who is madly in love with her? You will have to watch the film to know
The first half of this movie concentrates too much on Freddy and Kainaaz’s love story. Since it is a thriller, we expected a quick development in the sub-plots. These would have left space for more engaging and worthy sequences in the narrative. This is something the makers failed to understand.
What works in their favour is how Freddy’s character progresses, which is boosted by the outstanding performance delivered by the actor. Another aspect that counts is the engaging second half of this film, which is sure to amaze you as you see the lead characters dealing with mixed emotions that lead to their right and wrong choices.
Freddy Review: Star Performance
With this film, we can say that Indian cinema is making efforts to take psychological crime thrillers to new heights. Kartik Aaryan’s incredible performance needs a special mention in the film, as he is effortlessly acing his part as Freddy. He’s done an incredible job with his character, from his obsession with Kainazz to his traumas—he is burning inside but calm outside. He had to put on some weight, change his looks and body language, and adopt Freddy’s unique smile. All of his efforts are noticed, and we must say that the actor is largely progressing in acting with every new project he takes on. If we talk about Alaya F, she doesn’t have much to discuss but does her part well.
Freddy Review: Direction, Screenplay, and Music
Director Shashanka Ghosh has done well in creating twists and turns in the last 60 minutes of the film. He has executed it in a way that makes the film a linear story that is easy for the viewers to comprehend. The photography in the film is also amazing and deserves praise. Amritpal Singh’s choreography works as another plus point. However, Pritam’s music doesn’t connect well.
The story and screenplay needed a little more work to be delivered better. Some dialogues struggle to convey emotion and are unrelatable.
Like every other movie, Freddy has both positive and negative points that make or break its story. However, the plot feels engaging, and there are only a few stretched sequences. Kartik Aaryan has indeed given one of his best performances here, and you definitely need to watch the film.
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