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  • Generous with 10 cos I am tired of the same ethnocentric Bollywood films. Tired of the Bollywood films distorting history. After having already seen the original in 2018 n having posted a review of it, three things really pulled me into seeing this official remake : Hashmi, Joseph n Shobhita. Fellas who haven't seen the original will enjoy the twist. Oh! by the way the 4th gud point is the acting of Rishi Kapoor.
  • The Body is the official Hindi remake of the highly appreciated 2012 Spanish film El Cuerpo (The Body). Without going into comparisons with the original that I haven't seen or being biased by the unkindly critical comments, I must say that The Body is a taut thriller that often borders on the belief of the supernatural and comes across as eerie. The director Jeethu Joseph (of Drishyam fame) has kept the running time to just above two hours which ensures that the viewer interest remains intact.

    Shot fully in Mauritius, The Body deals with the death of a successful business tycoon Maya Puri (Sobhita Dhulipala) aged 29. The cause of death is originally assigned to a massive heart attack, but problems arise for her husband Ajay Puri (Emraan Hashmi) when her body disappears from the mortuary without a trace and he is summoned by the police to the forensic laboratory for an interrogation. The rest of the film is a flashback about the reconstruction of the events leading to her death.

    Emraan Hashmi delivers a stereotypical performance and appears disinterested at times, perhaps in a bid to create an alibi for himself. Sobhita Dhulipala is quite impressive, swinging between a controlling wife and boss, and a practical joker who drives her husband to a point of nervousness on several occasions. Vedika Kumar plays the role of Emraan Hashmi's extramarital love interest and has a limited role. But it's Rishi Kapoor in the role of the investigating officer who delivers a punchy and gritty performance. His dialogues are clever and witty too.

    The Body had the potential of becoming an extraordinary thriller but falls short in some elements. Emraan Hashmi is partly responsible for it by delivering a disengaged performance and failing to match up to Sobhita Dhulipala's energy. The other aspect is that the film appears low key and fails to build on the supernatural effects it created to take it to a high. Nevertheless, it's a movie that has a fantastic suspense and its finale comes as a load of surprise. Go on, if you are a suspense buff, don't miss it.
  • Nice thriller .... Good performances by Hashmi , Rishi Kapoor . Gripping storyline . Well directed and has the right mix of thrills and chills to have the audiences at the edge of the seats. Nice twist in the end . You will definitely like it if you have watched and enjoyed Amitabh and Pannu starrer Badla!!!
  • As is so often with Hindi movies,the insertion of unnecessary songs not only broke the rhythm and suspense it diluted the quality of this very good movie viz."The Body". At 1.45hrs the length was perfect so no complaints on that front,but the songs were a major hindrance. Like "Badla" this film was inspired by a Spanish movie,but the difference here is that "Badla" maintained the tension/suspense/drams from the first scene right to the last scene and ended up in my opinion being much much better than the original itself. But alas ,foolishly the 2-3 songs ruined that suspense to a great extent ,otherwise it would have been much better than it what it finally turned out to be. Rishi and Emraan were very good in the picture and Emraan's very very pretty girlfriend Ritu was competent.The rest of the cast was below average especially the girl who played Emraan's wife Maya. 7/10
  • shubhambais13 December 2019
    Worth watching. Imran hashmi is back with pure thriller
  • asitg13 December 2019
    Finally some fabulous suspense thriller in this industry..... Friday gone gooddd 😍😍😍
  • Film is a masterpiece loved every bit of it!! Emraan hashmi acted well but rishi kapoor was outstanding .... Vedika Kumar is very pretty girl and shobita also acted well . Every character was played really well and movie is well engaging throughout.
  • iSatchit21 February 2020
    Poor remake of the original movie, too slow. Don't waste your time watching this one. Nothing in the movie deserves to be appreciated. I think the director was in a hurry to wind up. A soulless movie
  • shan_vesper17 December 2019
    Love this movie. I love you emraan and your all movies
  • Story is good but poor execution, bad choice of actors, poor dialogues.
  • aicsbutt21 February 2020
    It seems that bollywood is severely lacking creativity. Its a stolen story of french movie "La Corpse" .
  • Warning: Spoilers
    The Body is an adaptation of a Spanish film by the same name.

    It's a crime thriller wherein Emraan Hashmi, who plays the husband, is under the scanner for the murder of his Rich wife (Shobhita Dhulipala).

    Rishi Kapoor, plays a cop who has a strong feeling that Emraan has killed his wife and decides to unravel the truth.

    A Crime thriller ends up as a boring saga wrapped up within the walls of a hospital from where Shobhita's body disappears.

    There is nothing new and interesting to hold the interest of the audience.

    Screenplay is spoiled by the songs in the middle and most of them have slow melody and typical romantic theme which looks totally unnecessary in Mystery films.

    Overall it's an Average thriller with good performances by actors.

    Watch it with lower expectations.
  • tahnya11024 February 2020
    It was like they tried to wrap up a tired and contrived movie in a quick ending because Rishi Kapoor was about to expire in real life. Emran H has the same old tired acting. Definitely a pass.
  • Masteraslam78622 January 2020
    Gd film with lots of suspense & twists great acting from rishi kapoor
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    Thriller is one of the most exciting genre because you get to see something thrilling which might blow your mind, doesn't matter if it's not entertaining enough and taking some time. The Body directed by Jeetu Joseph is a mystery thriller revolving around a Murder and the conflicts around it. With several conflicts and turnaround moments it keeps you hooked for those 2 hours and gives a satisfaction of watching a average Thriller.

    When the body of a powerful businesswoman Maya Verma (Sobhita Dhulipala) disappears from the morgue, the inspector Jairaj (Rishi Kapoor) in charge hunts for the truth. But when he questions her husband Dev Verma (Emraan Hashmi) he realizes that there is much more to the case than meets the eye and the chilling drama is followed later. The 4th main character of the is Ritu played by Vedhika and how she is involved in this murder mystery is a real thing to watch in the film.

    The narrative here is short and that's why impactful even though it looks slightly predictable at the end. Most of the thriller lovers can find it decent because of that predictable portion and if you're not one of them then the Climax might blow you away. A tight screenplay is spoiled by the songs in the middle and most of them have slow melody and typical romantic theme which looks totally unnecessary in Mystery films. Acting wise Emraan Hashmi gets an acting Oriented role after a long time and it's pleasing to see him doing such roles convincingly. Rishi Kapoor as Inspector is Good anyways, and that was quite expected. Sobhita adds enough glamour, hotness and intensity with her presence whereas Vedhika looks cute as hell.

    Musically The Body is promising but as a Music Album only, not video in the screenplay. That 2 hours runtime could have been shortened and could be made more pacy without songs. Dialogues, Cinematography and Background Music are supportive enough.

    Director Jeetu Joseph has definitely made a decent thriller but at the same time he missed the opportunity of making even better one. Thankfully it doesn't have loopholes in the storytelling and doesn't take too much time to get to the suspense parts. Overall it's an Average thriller with good performances by actors and well crafting by the director. The Body has a Soul in it's writing and that is enough to give it a watch with lower expectations.

    RATING- 5/10*
  • The story had some juice to it but direction has made this movie a bummer . Talented actors like Rishi kapoor and Imran hashmi are looking clueless in most of their scenes. None of the characters excite and plot is super dull too. So pls do not watch n waste your time.
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    Building up of friendship, trust, relationship, drama & fight everything is soo perfect..I just randomly watched it but after watching realise i didn't made bad decesion.. its amazing story.. must watch once
  • The Body Was Disappointed.

    Weak Direction, disgusting Music, Overacting, Not Ok Storyline. movies End Climax Was Really Disgusting. Plus Point Is Emraan Hashmi and Vedhika Kumar.
  • Sad to say this is JJ movie.I just felt this as a below average flick.If you have time,you can watch this one otherwise dont.
  • Great Story, amazing cast but very poor Screenplay and story telling. You can watch it one time but I had to skip 10 (seconds) on Netflix quite often.
  • kalel6113 December 2019
    Wanted to watch this film only because of it was directed by jeetu Joseph. Because I watched his film drisyam. I watched the main film but it docent matter at all. Because when I watched badla I liked it however I watched the invisible guest. Anyway there ware only 4 person in the theater. So good luck for the film
  • SinhaSomesh13 December 2019

    The Body is a thrilling thriller that plays artfully with horror elements. It knows how to entertain and for the most part, it keeps you hooked with quick twists, good looking flashbacks and exciting intrigues.

    First things first! Although The Body is an official remake of the Spanish mystery thriller El Cuerpo, it's not a blatant rip-off. A lot of modifications are done to provide enough thrills which the audience have not experienced on the Hindi screen. Ever. For those who want some 'hatke' stuff, The Body offers enough twists and turns to keep their interest alive. The screenplay gives you no time to ponder since it unfolds at a feverish pace. Also, the assorted characters and their tracks keep you on tenterhooks all through.

    The sequence of events and the pace at which the drama unfolds comes as a bolt from the blue. At times, the impact is truly spellbinding. The Body is full of astonishments. The snake-and-ladder game between Rishi Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi subsequently is equally captivating. The sequence of events that lead to a truly nail-biting culmination, the razor-sharp dialogue and of course, the overall suspense... The Body takes the suspense angle to a new altitude altogether, emerging into an exceptionally constructed mystery. Director Jeethu Joseph has a strong control of the material and he executes it with aplomb and composure. Multiple flashbacks notwithstanding, The Body unfolds over a single night, creating the intensely compelling feeling that events are playing out in real-time.

    To build an intricate story, story writer Oriol Paulo relies on a game of perspectives that start from the most classic of the narrative axioms of any self-respecting thriller: nothing is really what it seems, and the interplay of the various points of observation feed this mechanism on which The Body constructs its layered structure. The roles of victims and perpetrators tend to continually overturn thanks to the numerous joints that are hidden during the scarce two-hour film, always moving the lens one step further. With a clever play of flashbacks embedded in the story, often almost without interruption, related to the past of the characters that help to understand them much better, director Jeethu Joseph lets us discover the events that constitute the connective fabric of the story, but above all it succeeds in the not easy operation to maintain tension at high levels with urgent rhythms, basing oneself at first on tones of ghost story and horror and then turning sharply to those of the more typical thriller.

    Building a tale steeped in growing tension, using not only the claustrophobic and anything but reassuring morgue spaces but also a fine play of dim and tremulous lights and shadows and sounds, director Jeethu Joseph builds an old-fashioned Hitchcock-style thriller, in which the scattered pieces (an eye to every detail, even the most insignificant) look like crazy chips that only towards the culmination, thanks to the classic twist, magically end up in their place.

    The Body succeeds in creating a classic-looking, straightforward crime film that does not need any specific parapsychological allusions or supernatural events but still conveys the "mystery" character. From its very first minutes, The Body shows what kind of thriller it is. It is clearly based on the creation of a claustrophobic atmosphere and is constantly preparing for its overthrow. These two focal points succeed in doing the above, as the viewer feels that none of the possible explanations offered to him in the mystery is sufficient and at the same time the final solution is relatively unpredictable without being ridiculous. Having already conquered these, it is a given that the film works well. However, its scope is limited from the outset, with director Jeethu Joseph seems to have invested the least in this film to achieve the essentials. Thus, he ignores some script holes and allows his film, though for the most part tight and measured, to relax rhythmically just before the end. The main problem with The Body is that the resolution feels just too incredible and too constructed. The story stagnates slightly towards the beginning of the second hour.

    Having said that, there's a remote possibility that you may solve the mystery before the protagonist gets to it in the finale. You can't help but stay hooked and wrapped to the twisted characters and disturbing situations that The Body offers. The finale, sure enough, is all-important in a film of this genre. In this case, it's astonishing, powerful and also heartrending. The film delves into deep, dark secrets and that makes the conclusion one of the most satisfying wrap-ups one has witnessed in a movie of this variety.

    On the technical side, the production design (Prem Navas) and the detailing attached to the movie couldn't be more authentic and adds incredible value to the project. Visually too, the frames capture the nervousness and uneasiness of the characters and also the setting with aplomb (DoP: Satheesh Kurup). The music (Arko and Shameer Tandon) is situational. The songs may not feature on your fav list, but a couple of numbers are fascinating nonetheless. In fact, the songs are well integrated into the narrative, driving the story forward every time they appear. The dialogue are taut and transfixing.

    The history of the film revolves mainly around the characters played on screen by Rishi Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi, Vedhika and Sobhita Dhulipala. Rishi Kapoor gives life to his character of the inspector in charge of solving the case. Behind him, he has a sad past from which he usually gets a certain bad temper that his teammates try to restrain. The earnestness and authenticity with which he enacts his character cannot be expressed in a few sentences. That would be doing gross injustice to the actor's abilities, frankly. Emraan Hashmi plays the sad young husband who has just become a widower, and now (and to top it off) sees how his wife's body disappears from the morgue without a trace. To say that his interpretation seemed irregular to me, offered everything: good, great and other bad moments. Being fair and, making a general balance, I will say that the cotton test finally passed with solvency. Sobhita Dhulipala is one of those actresses that endow her characters with great charisma and screen presence. She is one of those actresses who sell you alone the price of admission. And in this film, she performs another great performance with a character that "marked the whole movie". Vedhika looks gorgeous and delivers an admirable performance. A talent to watch out for. She's first-rate. Every other actor in the film -- in a brief role or otherwise -- stays fresh in your memory after the screening has concluded.

    Irrespective of how it performs at the box-office, The Body deserves to be watched for director Jeethu Joseph's attention to detail, his watchmaking precision and Machiavellian story. The director takes up an attention-grabbing premise and spins a tale that makes the viewer a participant of sorts. While the cop tries hard to solve the jigsaw puzzle, the spectator, with his mind wide alert, gets intrigued by what he observes and perceives and is keen to get to the bottom of the mystery himself/herself. That, in my opinion, is why this suspense drama works.
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    How can anybody use his daughter as like this as shown in movies ? Only for taking that revenge. There are many other way to kill those couple
  • The suspense created in the movie is good. But the acting is totally weird and overacted. It is very slow as well
  • anilk00722 February 2020
    Started well but had a weak finish. Things just got too easily explained in the end. Poorly directed with a hit song deleted.
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