Deepak Tijori’s earlier trysts at directing cinema had not borne fruit. Fox is another of his attempts to salvage his image as a director. He tries his hand at making a suspense thriller and that itself is quite some task. But, very few Indian film makers have managed to excel in this craft. Fox begins well but sadly cannot sustain itself till the end.
Fox is about a successful criminal lawyer who has the repute of never losing a case ever in his professional life which is what makes him a name to reckon with. One fine day, guilt takes over and he decides to retire for good. However, something or rather someone stops him from doing so. He is entrapped in a web from where he sees no rescue. His past haunts him and he has no one by his side other than his girlfriend (played by Sagarika Ghatge) and a police officer (Sunny Deol). How he manages to get himself out forms the crux of the story.
The camerawork is good in some portions and does well to capture the scenic beauty of Goa and the hustle bustle of Mumbai. The story and screenplay despite being taut leave a lot to be desired. Deepak Tijori’s execution of the same is also good but he is not successful in making a good edge of the seat thriller out of this.A few sequences are excellently shot though. The climax is little bizarre and doesn’t justify it’s proceedings. Like most Hindi fillums, this one too just hurries up in wrapping up without a sound conclusion.
Music is nothing to write home about although the background score is alright. Of the cast, no one is exceptional, but everyone goes about playing their part well.
Fox can be a good DVD watch on a Sunday afternoon. Surely recommended for that.
Rating - 2