Gaslight is an new age thriller that gets predictable and dull at some places, but the cast performs well and set an alarming atmosphere for thrilling context.
Gaslight revolves around Meesha (Sara Ali Khan), a princess, who returns home after several years to mend her ties with her royal blood father. However, upon her return, she is welcomed by her stepmom Rukmini (Chitrangda Singh) and her father is suspiciously missing. A series of paranormal events take place in the family palace that leads to the suspicion that either something is fishy or Meesha is hallucinating. The film goes on to uncover the truth.
Pavan Kirpalani, while writing the film with Neha Veena Sharma has totally taken care of loosing some hints to the audience in the watch time so that they can resolve the mystery before climax. The story goes smooth and steady in the first half of the movie while it takes a surge suddenly reviling the twists and turns.
Extra points for the background score especially in the intense scenes as perfect serving of suspense thriller scenes and music going with it is the most important part in such films. In the scenes featuring the twists, the score gives the scare enough push to leave a lasting impact.
On the performance front, Sara gives her best to live the role, it doesn’t seem like its her first non-chirpy role. She shines in intense, emotional and hallucinating scenes. Vikrant on the other hand could have given better. He is actor of calibre and has given us the best performances than this.
Chitrangda delivers arguable the best performance in throughout the cast, but unfortunately her role doesn’t really offer much.
Overall Gaslight is perfect for those who are not fan of this genre and even it seems like a decent thriller film to give a try for the amazing performances and intrigued story.