written by Souranath Banerjee
A disturbingly beautiful psychological thriller!
My Ratings: 3.8/5
Our mind plays all kinds of tricks, often dangerously merging the line between reality and imagination. And we poor mortals, dazed and confused and tortured by our own conscience, desperate to restore some comfort and tranquility. But alas! peace cannot be reclaimed that easily.
The story of Professor Saurabh Sharma (Manav Kaul) is one perfect example of such a psychological discord, intensified by his wife gone missing, and he himself being an insomniac doesn’t seem to help either.
Entangled in-between the police officer’s inquisitions and the advancement of a flirtatious student, and also under the influence of the the unending sleeping pills, the professor’s life looks more distorted than ever.
Disturbing? Yes, thank you very much!
Be it the blood-filled bathtub mysteriously clogged by a bundle of human hair or a chopped up human finger under the cabinet, Maroon is a dark and trippy psychological thriller that seems to have it’s roots deeply embedded into our human psyche; stimulated by that part of our unconscious brain that deceives our consciousness, and makes us vulnerable yet so dangerous.
Overall an intelligently made film, based on one single location, entirely interiors. With only a handful of characters writer/director Pulkit have managed to weave an intricate tale of murder, betrayal, love, adultery and insanity!
Superb performance by Manav Kaul, he portrayed the tired and delusional man desperate to find his wife, with enough conviction.
Devyani Cm as the young seductress and Sumeet Vyas the hot-tempered lover-boy are really good but one particular actor needs a special mention, Saurabh Sachdeva playing the character of Inspector. R. Negi was simply brilliant!
A very well-made psychological thriller that demands your attention; go watch it!