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Accident on Hill Road – movie review

Based on a true life incident of a hit and run case in Mumbai


Accident on Hill Road, movie review

Accident On Hill Road is a cunning and energetic thriller that takes its premise from the real-life incident of a woman who hit a man, then drove home and parked the car in the garage with the man wedged halfway through her windshield. Accident on Hill Road movie review…

Debutant director Mahesh Nair’s psychological thriller is the first mainstream Hindi film to be entirely shot on High Definition (HD) Viper camera, like the one used in Michael Mann’s Public Enemies.

Sonam Chopra (Celina Jaitley) is a hard partying, overworked nursing assistant in this darkly humorous psychological thriller from director Mahesh Nair.

Sonam accidentally steers her car into the harmless pedestrian Prakash Shrivastava (Farooque Shaikh) sending him flying through the windshield. Not wanting to jeopardize her future. She leaves him in her garage, with his body sticking out of her glass. Mercilessly, she even has him tied up and even whacks him with a cricket bat. She even douses him with petrol.

The victim, a true braveheart (played by Farooque Shaikh), miraculously survives this treatment.

Sonam, alongwith her drug-kpeddling boyfriend Sid (Abhimanya Singh) chooses not to get him medical help, nor report this incident to the cops, just leaving him clinging to life in her garage. But soon her psyche begins to unravel as captor and captive are pitted against each other in a bloody outrageous battle for survival.

To put it simply, Accident on Hill Road is a drunken driver’s hit-and-run tale. It is an ingeniously nasty and often shockingly funny entertaining film.
The film raises some questions – is Sonam Chopra’s I, Me, Myself attitude the mantra to success in our everyday life?
Or should we listen to Prakash Srivastav’s retired belief of Live and Let Live? Can Shrivastava convince Chopra to save him or will he die a bloody death in her garage?

Celina Jaitley’s power packed performance is jaw dropping as a voluptuous dim-witted hospital nurse, not sure what to do when she accidentally knocks down Farooque Sheikh with her car. She performs well in this opportunity to sink her teeth into an author-backed role

Farooque Sheikh shocks you with a performance that was as much physically demanding as it was mentally, as the injured man stuck in her shattered windscreen. Abhimanyu Singh masterly goes through the role of a zonked-out sexually-aggressive Celina’s sleazy, drug-dealer boyfriend.

Accident on Hill Road could have been a thought-provoking film that pricks your conscience, unfortunately comes across is a half-baked attempt that runs out of steam in the second half even though it has a few moments of twists and turns in the first half which keep you on the edge.

Cast of Accident on Hill Road :
Celina Jaitley – Sonam Chopra
Farooque Shaikh – Prakash Shrivastava
Abhimanyu Singh – Sid

Credits & Crew Accident on Hill Road:
Producer: Nari Hira (Magna Films)
Director: Mahesh Nair
Director of Photography – Ravi Walia
Executive Producer – Vikram Hira
Music – Raju Singh
Lyrics – Sandeep Nath
Editor – Amit Parmar
Sound – Dileep Subramanium
Action – Parvez Khan
Dialogues – Rahul – Varun
Production Designer – Wasiq Khan
Screenplay Adapted by – Mahesh Nair & Siddharth Parmar
Art Direction – Tariq Umar Khan
Stunts – Parvez Khan
Concept & Design – Studio Link Pvt Ltd.
Accident on Hill Road, movie review