Friday, 3 December 2021

What makes ‘Wajah Tum Ho’ an interesting watch

MUMBAI: After the success of ‘Hate Story 2’ and ‘Hate Story 3’, Vishal Pandya explores a novel subject in ‘Wajah Tum Ho’ (‘WTH’). The thriller revolves around the hacking of a television channel following which a murder is broadcast, live! Perhaps the first of its kind in Bollywood, the movie’s makers list five reasons that make this Gurmeet Choudhary-Sana Khaan-Sharman Joshi-Rajniesh Duggall-starrer an interesting watch…

Based on a true story
In recent times, ‘hacking’ has dominated mainstream news, with several social media and email accounts being hacked and private information leaked out on the net. ‘WTH’ shows a television channel being hacked to broadcast a live murder.

Extensive research on hacking
The director has done extensive research on hacking before making the thriller. He even hosted a screening of the film for a group of professional hackers and was pleased with their feedback. They said that he has treated the subject rather realistically and not taken too many cinematic liberties.

An interesting soundtrack
The film’s music has resonated with listeners; the title track, composed by Mithoon and sung by Altamash Faridi and Tulsi Kumar, has already become popular. Gourav-Roshin’s recreated version of ‘Maahi Ve’, rendered by Neha Kakkar and picturised on Zareen Khan, has also found favour with moviebuffs.

Striking dialogues by the cast
While Rashmi Virag has penned the dialogues, the way Sharman who plays a police inspector, has delivered his lines is said to be impressive. Those who have got a sneak peek of the thriller recall Sharman’s lines like “Kaatil koi aur hi hai. Yehi pata lagane mein hi toh iss vardi ki shaan hai. Varna vardiyaan toh kiraye pe bhi milti hai” and “Sir, meri qualification ka kya hai; yeh meri service revolver hain na, main jab chaahoon, jispe chaahoon, chala sakta hoon.”

Sizzling hot jodi of Gurmeet and Sana
The two actors, who have teamed up on screen for the first time, are said to share a scorching chemistry. In fact, the film’s makers promise that what we’ve seen in the trailers is just a glimpse.

Behind The Scenes
While Gurmeet was learning his lines by heart for an important courtroom scene, Sana casually went to him and said, “You will lose the argument to me in court. So, why are you working so hard on what you’re going to say?” Gurmeet was quite unnerved by the conversation and after every take, he’d ask Vishal if his shot was okay.

  • When a romantic song was being picturised, the director wanted 2000 roses. Soon, crew members hit the local market to purchase the flowers. Sensing a golden opportunity, the vendors hiked the price that day.
  • Sana turned out to be a one-take actress. One scene required her to break seven glass mirrors with a lamp-post; she did it so well, the entire team applauded her performance.
  • However, there was one sequence that saw her giving seven retakes. The scene required Sana to be deep in prayer. For some strange reason, she kept oscillating during the scene. Finally, Vishal got his assistant to hold her legs so she wouldn’t move. After the shot, everyone joked about how the energetic actress couldn’t sit still even for a single moment.
  • Gurmeet was made to drink eight litres of apple juice for a particular scene. He was so fed up, he swore never to touch it again in his life

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