Movie Review: Spark – Endless torture

Film: Spark

Cast: Rajneish Duggal, Subhashree Ganguly, Ranjeet, Govind namdeo, Ashutosh Rana, Sanjay Mishra, Rati Agnijotri

Director: V. K Singh

‘Spark’ is nothing but a torturous never-ending-ya(r)wn. The convoluted telling involves  an orphan, Arjun (Rajneesh Duggal) brought up to adulthood by a local businessman (Ranjeet)- who falls in love with Anupama (Shubhashree Ganguly) following a chance meeting in Germany. They have met before in college where she played Juliet to his Romeo in a college play a few years ago in India, following which Anu had to go off to Germany.

Arjun, while pining away for her in India, gets involved in a life-threatening skirmish with Hitler Dada (Ashutosh Rana) and is sent away to Germany in order to stay safe. But his adoptive father’s brush with death brings him rushing back to india and an intrigue opens up before him. He now wants to unwrap the yards of deceit and uncover who his parents were. But that is not enough- as he learns to his distress.

The treatment is extremely lethargic with little effort to gain momentum or tension in the telling. The numerous maze like subterranean twists make it all the more difficult to get attached. The songs also blow in and out of the narrative for no rhyme nor reason. There’s little of interest and even less of entertainment to be had here.

The narrative drags on without much finesse and for most of it you feel disoriented and disinterested. The performances are also way off the mark so there’s not much reason to get hitched to this confounding series of hair-pin twists and bends. Couldn’t figure out why anyone would spend hard-earned money on this fast-sinking vessel…unless it’s for the purposes of a tax write- off?

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