Khuda Haafiz Quick Movie Review

PLOT: A newly married couple’s life falls in jeopardy when the wife goes missing under mysterious circumstances. The movie follows Sameer, whose wife Nargis has been sold to a sex trafficking racket in the middle-east. It set during the financial crisis of 2007–2008 and the film is inspired by true events.

Khuda Haafiz is a Hindi-language action thriller film written & directed by Faruk Kabir and produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak & Abhishek Pathak under Panorama Studios. Following the official announcement of the film in April 2019, shooting commenced in Uzbekistan on 14th October 2019.

The film was premiered on Disney+ Hotstar VIP from 14th August 2020. It was intended for theaters, but due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, the film is now streaming on the OTT platform. Before this, Disney+ Hotstar has already successfully premiered Dil Bechara and Lootcase.

Star Cast:
Vidyut Jammwal as Sameer Choudhary
Shivaleeka Oberoi as Nargis Choudhary
Annu Kapoor as Usman Hamid Ali Murad, a taxi driver in Noman
Shiv Panditt as Faiz Abu Malik
Aahana Kumra as Tamena Hamid
Nawab Shah
Vipin Sharma

MOVIE REVIEW: A well made action thriller film with an interesting plot. Faruk Kabir’s story is engaging and his direction is too impressive. He manages the action and emotions very well in the film. The action scenes are well-choreographed.

Vidyut Jammwal is terrific in the action sequences as expected but it is quite refreshing to see his acting chops in this film. He shines in the emotional scenes too. Annu Kapoor never disappoints, he always played his character with ease. Shivaleeka Oberoi got an underwritten role but delivers a fine performance. Shiv Panditt gets a good screen space in the second half of the film and given a decent performance. Nawab Shah and Aahana Kumra are also good in their supporting roles.

Mithoon’s music is just average, all the songs go with the storyline and Jaan Ban Gaye will stay for a bit with music lovers. Jitan Harmeet Singh’s cinematography is amazing, Lucknow & the locales of Uzbekistan are well captured.

Khuda Haafiz Movie Rating:
Direction 3.5/5
Acting 3/5
Action 3.5/5
Story 3/5
Screenplay 3.5/5
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 3.3 out of 5 Stars (Good)

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