Kidnap - Notepad

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

The crime-related questions that Kidnap asks are worth pondering over. But the glaring loopholes don't allow you to get absorbed completely.

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This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Warning: this section has some details that could distort your experience while watching the movie. I strongly recommend reading this only after you have seen the movie or if you have decided not to see it.

Plot Summary

Kabir (Imran Khan) kidnaps Sonia (Minissha Lamba) to settle some scores with her father Raina (Sanjay Dutt).

What Worked

  • The "rape" scene - it was pretty intense.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • How did Kabir know Sonia was going to go swimming alone? It wasn't a planned outing.
  • When Kabir calls Sonia's mom for the first time, he says he'll call the next day at the same time. This was at 9.30pm. But the next day he calls during the day.
  • It is really weird when the kidnapper allows so much emotional talk between the kidnapped and her family.
  • Acting by the sister at the orphanage.
  • They went all out to show Sonia as a spoilt brat. So much so that she forgets her best friends engagement party and that too when she was supposed to perform at the event!
  • How does the jail's cook manage to cook for all the inmates on a kerosene stove!?
  • Sonia manages to pull Imran's body while he's unconscious and lying down, just with one hand?
  • That was one weird ponytail the target was wearing in the climax!
  • Kidnapper with a heart that he is, he takes the kidnapped to all natural water-bodies around because she wants a shower.

Nitty-Gritty

This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • Wow! Mallika (Vidya Malavade) managed to get pregnant at 18 and then become a doctor! Woman really can do anything!!
  • Vidya Malavade's hair looks absolutely unkempt.
  • Raina lives in the US, Sonia spells out his phone number which sounded like an Indian one.
  • Bag drops miraculously from 5th floor in through a car sunroof.
  • Irfan (Rahul Dev) hits Kabir exactly on his shoulder through the open areas of a car on the move and taking turns.