Freddy, a Disney+ Hotstar movie, stars Kartik Aaryan as Dr. Freddy Ginwala, Alaya F as Kainaaz Irani, Karan A Pandit as Raymond Nariman and others. Directed by Shashanka Ghosh, the story and screenplay are by Parveez Sheikh. Cinematography is by Ayananka Bose and music is by Pritam. The movie lasts 2 hours.
The synopsis reads: “Introverted and awkward Dr. Freddy Gunwale desperately searches for a soul mate. When he finally finds her, the relationship becomes as painful as a root canal.”
Disney+ Hotstar’s Freddy Review Contains No Spoilers
Freddy is the story of Dr. Freddy Ginwala, a reclusive and introverted dentist who lives alone with his pet turtle Hardy. Even though he’s an introvert, he establishes early on that he’s creepy. The dentist is looking for a soul mate, but he is often rejected by the girls. On one occasion he meets Kainaaz Irani, a married woman. Her admiration turns into an obsession and then he starts the stalking games.
The dentist helps Kainaaz out of his troubled marriage. But when things don’t go his way, he goes crazy. Then we see him making decisions that cause harm to the person he claims to love.
the setting of Freddy he is mostly subdued, which gives us the idea that even though he is a shy and introverted person, he has a dark soul. He is a man of few words but horrible actions. The script shows that Dr. Ginwala might have some problems due to a disturbing childhood and constant rejections. But we are never taken to the root of the problem to help us better understand his actions.
Freddy it turns out more annoying instead of an intriguing and mysterious character. Kartik’s limitations as an actor are visible in the scenes where he has to be serious and use threatening language. He ends up going into the Love Aaj Kal manner – a male child.
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Bollywood has made many stalker and obsessive lover movies that end with deaths at the end. Shah Rukh Khan started his career by playing such roles and To give is the most talked about! Anyone who has seen the 1993 film can always talk about certain scenes that are stuck in their minds, be it a terrifying laugh, Kiran’s dialogue, or the scene where he carved his name with a knife in his chest. But here, despite the fact that Kartik tries hard, nothing will scare you.
Even the twist on Kainaaz’s character doesn’t surprise you. It is the most anticipated turn of events one has seen happen in so many movies or shows. Alaya F does a good job. But she is just an object of desire in the story. Towards the end, the movie tries to take a darker path than I had expected for the previous hour. Sadly, the third act does nothing to send shivers down your spine.
Freddy’s Movie Review: Final Thoughts
In general, Kartik Aaryan, with his creepy performance as a stalker boy and his role as an obsessive lover, strives to create fear or To give but it fails. With a better script and solid performances, Freddy It would have been a fantastic psychological thriller, considering how the character was outlined. For me, Dhamaka will continue to be one of Kartik’s good performances, followed by Bhool Bhulaiya 2. In this very flawed film, Pritam’s music is a real winner.
The movie is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
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