Rahasya is one of the most puzzling films of late to come out of Tollywood. This is supposed to be a horror film and that is what the audience is made to believe till a point, but surprise, surprise it turns out to be just the opposite. Just when you are thinking about Bengali +Hindi horror films and how good or bad they can be, things start taking a turn. Now the tale:
Dib and Nandana are a young married who stay in a multi storied complex. On New Year’s Eve, both of them are drunk and there is a heated argument during which he flings her over the balcony. The next day the body is discovered and soon after dip becomes unconscious. He constantly tells everyone Nandana is alive but everyone thinks he is mad. Inspector Pramanik starts investigating the case and finds a few loopholes. Dib constantly looks out for Nandana and he is arrested on charges of murdering her. He gets very violent and soon he is sent to a mental asylum. The security guard spots Nandana from time to time and one day he spots her in the balcony at night and calls Inspector Pramanik immediately. He arrives with his men and manages to enter the house and spots Nandana.She pushes him and runs into the room. Inspector goes after her and finds Nandana, Sunetra (the doctor staying in the adjacent flat), the secretary and Maya in that room. A secret entrance through a cupboard led into Sunetra’s flat and all of them are part of the plot. All of them are arrested, except Nandana who wants to meet Dib. When she goes to meet him, he pushes her through the balcony and she is believed to be dead. She resurfaces on her birthday and it turns out that she hadn’t died, but was only injured and later arrested. After coming out from jail, she has come back.
The point is the tale starts getting more and more ridiculous after the interval. Till that time the plot was still okay, but thereafter it takes off and finishes in such a way no one could have ever imagined. The director had no idea what she wanted to make-a horror, suspense or any other kind of film. She was completely at a loss when it came to the genre of the film. Tollywood was never known for making horror films(barely a couple have been made till now ) and one was always in the dark the way the film was progressing. Soon it became clear that it could be anything but a horror film! The director could neither come up with a smart suspense film as you need an able director to handle such a project. Such films can only generate laughter from the crowd as far from being frightened they were getting bored, puzzled and were heard laughing at times or even on an occasion or two gave catcalls!!!!!!Can you believe it? Can anything more laughable?
There are too many loopholes in the plot and the few songs are unnecessary. Debasree has tried to look mod, young, chic, trendy but thank you very much we would prefer the Debasree we know. Soham has never been convincing and in this film he did the best he could. The person who has really stolen the limelight is Sumit Ganguly. To most people who are unknown with his name, he is usually seen as a rough and tough bearded goon in all films (roles which are tiny) but over here he has shown in the biggest role of his life till date as Inspector Pramanik what a person can do if he is given a proper chance and a
decent role. There are many such hidden talents in Tollywood whose abilities need to be exploited fully and Sumit Ganguly is the best example. Honestly speaking, no one could have thought that he could come up with such a brilliant performance. Debutante Chandni has nothing in her which should make people notice her. Swarnakamal playing the part of a doctor is not acceptable.