The plot of the film is mostly serious in tone and deals with important topics including bullying, sexual assault, and pedophilia. The Akshay Kumar-starring film “Cuttputlli,” a remake of the Tamil film “Ratsasan,” tells the riveting story of a police inspector attempting to apprehend a serial killer who preys on teenage girls. The horrendously dismembered body of a teenage schoolgirl is found in Parwanoo, a village in Himachal Pradesh. Soon later, a young woman goes missing in Kasauli, a nearby town. After two days, her similarly brutalized bones are found under a bridge. Arjan Sethi (Akshay Kumar), a police officer, claims that there is a serial killer on the loose.


The movie opens with two locals discussing how crime is on the decline while taking in the picturesque but gloomy Himachal hills. Ironically, they soon find a dead girl’s body. The main character Arjan Sethi, a 36-year-old who has spent seven years researching serial killers to bring a movie, is introduced to us after we are taken to Chandigarh. With the assistance of Narinder (Chandrachur Singh), his brother-in-law, Arjan finally accepts a job in the police force after failing to find any buyers for his script. He soon becomes involved in the case of a missing girl.

Throughout the movie, there are numerous killings and the introduction of new individuals keeps things fascinating, although the second half begins to feel a little out of place. Akshay Kumar’s acting still falls flat when he has to convey emotional sensitivity and anguish. Sargun Mehta plays the role of SHO Gudiya Parmar, while Rakul Preet plays Kumar’s romantic interest in what is essentially a meaningless part. Despite having less screen time, Sujith Shanker portrays spooky math teacher Purushottam Tomar and will make you dislike him.

Thankfully, the plot doesn’t become overly didactic regarding its subject matter, but it does become strained in the final 30 minutes. Additionally, as was indicated at the outset, the murderer grows absurdly brazen with each killing, making the police appear like a complete morons.

The cinematography in the ending, which is filmed in the dark and creates an unsettling feeling, only makes the situation worse. At the very least, they ought to have shortened it by fifteen minutes. Sometimes that is all it takes to differentiate between a good pacy thriller and a boring filler.


Cuttputli deserves 3 out of 5 stars. This thriller has no thrills, and nothing about it works properly. In this Akshay Kumar movie, we get a blend of stale family drama and romance instead of tension.

Cuttputli is a psychological crime thriller remake movie directed by Ranjit M. Tewari. It is produced by Pooja Entertainment. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Sargun Mehta, Rakul Preet Singh, Chandrachur Singh, and Joshua LeClair. It is currently streaming on Disney + Hotstar.

Written By : Indori Nerd

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