Vijay Lalwani's film is immensely watchable, purely for the class act by Farhan Akhtar in the title role. But he has letdown by his own writing. The second hour not only looks stretched, but the pace also gets excruciatingly slow at this juncture. The screenplay does tend to get a bit clunky and the drama somewhat heavy as the director looks for text book resolutions of the teasing problem. But, by and large, there is a thrill factor that keeps the momentum on. He creates some seriously creepy moments here. He successfully transforms an ordinary telephone into a malevolent instrument. Actually he is in a complete control of the craft and is a smart storyteller. Right from the outset, the film grips you with a quick establishment of the character and before stretching his misery, the doppelganger is introduced. Overall Lalwani deserves a pat for working around an unusual, intriguing plot; but then to he fails to sustain the same with substantial meat or layers.
2.5 / 5