Plot: Lost is based on actual events and tells the tale of a young female crime reporter covering the mysterious disappearance of a young theatre activist. The complex narrative seeks to convey the concept of lost morality and integrity.
Cast: Yami Gautam, Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna, Piaa Bajpai and Tushar Pandey
Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Review: How can you defend a tale that everyone considers to be minor but which, in your opinion, has a significant undercurrent? How can you persuade others close to you to publish a story in the face of pushback from powerful people? How can you, as a person, maintain your composure in the face of danger and adversity, defend your family’s security, and continue with something just because you have a strong suspicion that it will have a greater overall impact on society? What distinguishes investigative journalism from activism, and how do you maintain it in the face of opposition?
Every writer, especially those of who cover crime, has probably pondered these issues multiple times throughout their career. And in his most recent film, Lost, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury attempts to answer these similar concerns through Yami Gautam.
Yami is portrayed as Vidhi Sahani, a crime reporter. It demonstrates an emotionally charged thriller that demonstrates a higher search, a finding for forgotten ideals of kinship and integrity. Vidhi learns about the disappearance of a little child named Ishan Bharti (Tushar Pandey). The mystery deepens when she elaborates on the incident and he is subsequently identified as a member of a radical group. The dilemma of whether Ishan had really joined an extremist group or if he had been kidnapped for private and political reasons arises as a result of his friendship with Ankita Chauhan (Pia Bajpayee) and her links to politician Varman (Rahul Khanna).
Yami has a fantastic performance, while Pankaj Kapur does a nice job playing her granddad. He appears to be a protective grandfather who maintains faith in his granddaughter’s work. The other actors in the cast seem to be doing great.
Lost becomes lost in the good intentions it has. The movie’s plot pokes fun at a lot of important subjects. Despite the fact that Vidhi is playing a risky game, there isn’t sufficient intensity or rigour in the cast, opportunistic politics, as well as the way the media industry operates. The plot takes multiple unbelievable turns, and some people experience a rapid change of heart, which creates a problem with the story’s direction.
Lost had us suppose that individuals who control the entire structure as well as rebels are equally prone to manipulate the kids of this nation. Also, it provides statistics on the large number of persons who go missing every day in this nation and connects that problem to the more particular problem of political activists being persecuted. That goes way too far. Lost is a dispiritingly waffling attempt to understand the dispute between the important and the convenient in a country with numerous unbridgeable faultlines. Lost is lost in a maze of conflicting signals.
You’ll appreciate the movie’s dialogue. The narrative, nevertheless, could have been crisper because there are many plot holes. The film explores too many topics and moves at an uneven pace. With a sepia tone permeating every picture, cinematographer Avik Mukhopadhyay has expertly portrayed the old-world charm of Kolkata. Shantanu Moitra’s music also fits the scene wonderfully. Although Lost might not be your go-to weekend movie, it will undoubtedly get you thinking.
We are engaged in all trio of the young women who are battling the power of the huge louts who harass them in Choudhary’s 2016 film “Pink.” All of the primary characters are meticulously filled out. The plot of “Lost” centres on Vidhi, turning the other characters into satellite systems who swirls around her. Some aspects of the show may reassure you of “Kahaani” and “No One Killed Jessica” (Kolkata, missing person, independent minded journalists upholding the values of integrity and justice). The only actor who stands out is Pankaj Kapur, who portrays her witty, twinkling-eyed grandfather. Because of this, “Lost” is atmospherically pleasing but ultimately unsatisfying.
Overall, perhaps the only reason to watch Lost is Yami Gautam’s continued mastery of her art and excellent performances. If not, the movie takes its title pretty literally practical.