‘Nailpolish’ a movie worth watching with no time to polish your nails

By Devaki Parthasarathy

NAIL POLISH, a tight scripted, fascinating & thought-provoking crime-legal thriller manages to sustain its twists and turns, without losing the crux. Popular, much-liked sports coach is accused of the heinous rape-and-murder of two children. But what seems to be an open-and-shut case, going by the evidence, turns into a murky story of past trauma, dissociative disorder and questionable redemption.

The fast-paced plot is interspersed with interesting anecdotes, with the characters being shown in their professional and personal garb. Defence lawyer (Arjun Rampal) is a suave loner not caring much for the women in his life while the Prosecution (Anand Tiwari) has a loving family who swears by his honesty. The judge (Rajit Kapoor) is helplessly dealing with his wife’s addiction. And the accused (Manav Kaul) has a dark past, unraveling swiftly, revealing a beautiful and talented woman in it. It’s a Bollywood film… so it comes with a few eye roll moments. But a review of the film without mention of Kaul would be blasphemy! He portrays his multilayered character with finesse. He is a calm and lawful citizen of the society one minute and sitting on the hot seat of guilt the next. A law-abiding prisoner in one and violent and aggressive an inmate viciously the next second! And the change in his body language and dialogue delivery is played most convincingly.

I have always liked him… As Veer he has surely bagged an award! The rest of the crew is not bad themselves. All of them chipping in ably to help the script flow with ease. I did think that lack of acting from the Prosecution just helped Arjun Rampal even better!

DeeScore: 4/5

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