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Acid Factory – movie review

A high class edge of the seat thriller


Acid Factory, movie review

Acid Factory is some real action filmed in South Africa with cars blowing up and trucks all over the sublime Cape Town supported with breathtaking cinematography on land, sea and air.

Mark Twain said ‘ everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.’

A person’s memory is the source of all emotions. It is also the source of his guilt.
What if a killer would wake up one day with his memory erased?
Would his crimes cease to exist? Acid Factory movie review…

Faltering memory continually alters the constancy of truth. Short term memory loss denies you of an identity throwing you into an abyss of excruciating agony.
Acid Factory is about a group of characters whose sense of past has vanished in a haze of coma like sleep they have woken up from only to discover that reality could be a figment of their imagination.

Romeo (Fardeen Khan) wakes up in a deserted factory without any clue of how he got there and even about who he is. He has absolutely no memory and so is the case with several others who are captives in this secluded place.

The others Aftab Shivdasani, Dino Morea, Manoj Bajpayee and Danny Denzongpa wake up and they all have amnesia too. On probing around, they come to know that some of them have been shot who it is … each one of them fail to comprehend. Then they find out the sixth person Max (Diya Mirza) who is in the same condition as they are.

Eventually it is discovered that all of them have lost their memory due to the gas leak from a container and they are captives in the Acid Factory.

Their sense of right or wrong is heightened by this state of complete distrust and self righteousness. Now begins a morality play on the inside and a cat and mouse chase on the outside.

Danny Dengzongpa is stylish in his role, and Manoj Bajpai gets a complete makeover. Dino Morea and Aftab Shivdasani thankfully are natural. Fardeen Khan gives us glimpses of the style and grace of Feroze Khan.

The cool and sexy Dia Mirza, makes a solid impact, yet it is on her entry that she goes over the top. Irrfan Khan is chilling in portrayal of the negative character.

Among the few songs, one of them is by Manasi Scott who has written the lyrics, composed, sung and even enacted her song on screen.

It is an edgy and gritty cinema with grey characters. Here is an action thriller with a screenplay that blends seamlessly into past and then in present and then past… Acid Factory has sharp editing, cutting back and forth with sophisticated action scenes and moments which leaves the viewer breathless.

Cast of Acid Factory :
Fardeen Khan
Aftab Shivdasani
Dino Morea
Diya Mirza
Danny Denzongpa
Manoj Bajpai
Irrfan Khan

Credits & Crew of Acid Factory:
Produced by Sanjay Gupta
Directed by Suparn Verma
Cinematographer – Sahil Kapoor
Production Manager – Parth Arora
Assistant Directors – Anshul Mohan, Manish Shahi, Navinder Pal Singh
Music – Bappa Lahiri, Manasi Scott, Gourav Dasgupta, Ranjit Barot, Shamir Tandon
Lyrics – Virag Mishra, Manasi Scott, Amitabh Bhattacharya
Action Director – Tinnu Verma
Line Producer – Marathe Swanand
Sound – Resul Pookutty, Nimish Chheda, Harjeet Singh
Special Effects – Kevin Bitters
Visual Effects – Abhishek Goel, Indraneel Guha, Anup Kumar, Ranadheer Reddy, Suchita Suryamurty
Stunt Performers – Paul Hampshire
Animation – Gokul Chandran
Associate Editor- Rajesh Dash
Promotions – Gautam Kohli
Acid Factory, movie review