My Ratings: 3/5.
After a brilliant debut with Manorama Six Feet Under in 2007, now after eight years director Navdeep Singh is back with his second venture Nh10.
No doubt a hard-hitting film, Nh10 contains graphic violent scenes and doesn’t hesitate to portray the raw, brutal face of rural India.
But as they were passing through Haryana they witnessed some rowdy villagers abducting a young couple and soon enough Arjun and Meera gets sucked into a whirlpool of gruesome violence and there begins a brutal cat and mouse game that promises deadly consequences.
The issue of ‘honor killing’ in the backdrop, Nh10 not only creates edgy and tensed moments of panic but also manages to showcase the backward mentality of people in the interior villages of India.
Powerful performance by Anushka Sharma, she also happens to be one of the producers of Nh10!
And Deepti Naval as Ammaji deserves a special mention as well.
A few illogical plot points in the story line but overall Nh10 is a very real, fast-paced film.
If you have an inclination for hand-to-hand brutal violence (preferred weapon – iron rods) or if revengeful feminist heroines make you feel good, then probably you will like Nh10 a lot.
P.S. Did anybody else notice any similarity between Nh10 and a film called Eden Lake (2008)?