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Gehraiyaan review – Deepika Padukone mesmerises in a torrid drama

Gehraiyaan review – Deepika Padukone mesmerises in a torrid drama

There are shades of 90s erotic thrillers in this enjoyable if overcooked tale of romantic dissatisfaction and infidelity

Romance in your 30s is no puppy-love business: youthful idealism ebbs with each passing year, while regrets gradually encroach. Setting sail in the muddy waters of modern relationships, Shakun Batra’s star-studded Hindi drama shows that infidelity is never a simple affair.

Haunted by her parents’ unhappy marriage and her mother’s suicide, Alisha (Deepika Padukone) is stuck in a cycle of stagnancy that encompasses her yoga-instructor job and her boyfriend Karan (Dhairya Karwa). On a seaside weekend with her cousin Tia (Ananya Panday) and her fiance Zain (Siddhant Chaturvedi), Alisha is paradoxically attracted to and unnerved by their lavish lifestyle, whose flashy allure starkly contrasts with the modest home she shares with struggling writer Karan. When Zain makes a brazen pass at her, it spirals into a torrid flurry of hotel sex and illicit messages.

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