Acid Factory

Five guys (Danny, Manoj, Aftab, Dino and Fardeen) wake up in a dilapidated warehouse only to realize that they have momentarily lost their memory due to a gas leak. The exit doors of this factory are locked from outside and there is no way out for them. They get a phone call from a mafia boss (Irrfan) telling them that out of them four are kidnappers while one amongst them is the hostage. Puzzled, frustrated and irritated, the five try hard to make sense of things happening to them and desperately attempt to find their personal identities before the outside who set them up arrives!

Acid Factory is a typical Sanjay Gupta production (means a foreign rip off, sepia tone camerawork with loads of slow motion and dialogues full of expletives) which offers nothing new in terms of treatment, styling and dialogues. Suparn Verma’s narrative tries to be cool by jumping back and forth but ends up fizzling out midway for various reasons.

The over the top action filled climax blows the film out completely. To be fair the film begins well with a superb opening credit sequence and coming straight to the point in the initial scenes itself but then as the suspense gets revealed not much is left to hold your interest till the climax.

Scene from Acid Factory
Scene from Acid Factory

However the men are presented extremely stylishly and a few sequences, especially in the first half have turned out really well. The Manasi Scott-Vida item number wasn’t really required for the film.

Amongst the actors it’s the veterans who hold fort and make the film more interesting than it is. Manoj Bajpai, Irrfan Khan and Danny are superb in their given parts. Aftab, Fardeen and Dino are well suited to their parts as well and act ably. Gulshan Grover and Neha don’t have much to do. The much talked about ‘hatke’ role of Dia Mirza is a big disappointment. She looks super hot but her role is relegated to the back ground as the men take over.

It is not entirely a waste of time at a running time of just 1 hour and 45 minutes but you just wish had the rip off (from Hollywood film The Unknown) been more innovative with better twists and turns added.

Banner White Feather Films
Mumbai Mantra
Film Acid Factory
Cast Fardeen Khan
Dia Mirza
Irrfan Khan
Manoj Bajpai
Dino Morea
Aftab Shivdasani
Danny Denzongpa

Director Suparn Verma
Producer Sanjay Gupta
Music Director Shamir Tandon
Manasi Scott
Gourov Dasgupta
Bappa Lahiri
Ranjit Barot
Lyricist Virag Mishra
Manasi Scott
Amitabh Bhattacharya
Shellee
Rating 2/5

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