Zeher
India 2005
Directed by Mohit Suri .


Cop Siddharth (Emraan Hashmi) is not quite himself ever since his wife Sonia (Shamita Shetty) got fed up with being a housewife, had an abortion, and left him to start working again. He aimlessly despairs until he meets Anna (Udita Goswami), the troubled wife of a small time crook and drug dealer, and they fall in love. Or lust, at any rate, as the seduction is fierce and filled with slobbery kisses and dropped saris. When she ends up pregnant with his baby, and at the same time Siddharth discovers that she is dying of cancer but cannot afford treatment, our no longer so honest cop decides to steal a bit of cash stored in evidence for a drug bust to help her out. Only trouble is, she winds up dead the very next day, and Sonia is called in to figure out the case. It doesn't take long for the audience to figure out that Siddharth is being played. Watching the obvious story unfold is rather tedious for the first half of the movie, enlivened only by the beautiful Udita Goswami in various stages of undress. The second half is somewhat more successful, but neither Siddharth nor Sonia are attractive characters (the later, for her cavalier abortion, borders on repellent), so ZEHER fails to captivate.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on June 18, 2005.


Comments

What's worse, the film is a copy of the Denzel Washington starrer OUT OF TIME.

Posted by: Sanjit Narwekar at July 19, 2007 11:39 AM
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