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'The Body' review: Little to offer in terms of content and thrill, but cast stands out

Rishi Kapoor stands out as the police officer who will pull no punches to find the culprit.

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Dec 16, 2019, 12.40 PM IST
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There was enough meat in the story for it to have been an engaging thriller, but the film meanders for the most part.
Film: The Body
Genre: Drama
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Director: Jeethu Joseph
Cast: Emraan Hashmi,Rishi Kapoor,Vedhika,Sobhita Dhulipala
'The Body' is a remake of the Spanish film 'El Cuerpo'. Ajay (Emraan Hashmi) is married to Maya (Sobhita Dhulipala), a successful businesswoman who passes away within the first few minutes of the film. After her body goes missing from the morgue, SP Jairaj Rawal (Rishi Kapoor) is called in. Convinced that Ajay is responsible for her death, he takes it upon himself to find out the truth.

'The Body' does not bring anything new to the thriller genre. While director Jeethu Joseph has tried to spin new twists, they fail to deliver. Considering it is an adaptation with a ready-made script, the film looks patchy. There was enough meat in the story for it to have been an engaging thriller, but the film meanders for the most part. What does work for the film is its cast. Kapoor stands out as the police officer who will pull no punches to find the culprit.


Hashmi works hard at appearing convincing as a romantic partner with questionable morals. While Dhulipala does the rich woman with a twisted psyche act perfectly, debutante Vedhika Kumar, as Ajay’s another love interest, does whatever she could with the material she was provided with. In a nutshell, 'The Body' has little to offer in terms of content and thrill.
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