Is Nagesh Kukunoor alright? The man who gave us two back-to-back slices of inspirational cinema in Iqbal and Dor and then burned his hands with comedy ( Bombay To Bangkok ) now comes up with a sedating supernatural thriller in which nothing, absolutely nothing clicks.His choice of the genre and subject material is right. Yet, 8 x 10 Tasveer goes wrong, horribly wrong.
Jai Puri (Akshay) is a forest ranger in Canada.For over a year he is having a live in relationship with Sheela (Takia) and staying separately from his parents Jatin (Benjamin Gilani) and Savitri (Sharmila Tagore) because he doesnâ€™t approve of his fatherâ€™s business dealings.Jai is blessed with supernatural powers with which he can look at any photograph and can actually go right into that moment when it was actually clicked.
Through this he helps the needy who come to him to seek answers but at the same time this whole process is dangerous to his health as the high anxiety caused because of it can even kill him.His life gets shattered when he comes to know about his fatherâ€™s death.It is supposedly an accident as his father slipped down their yacht and had a heart attack when fallen into cold water.His mother, fatherâ€™s business partner cum brother Sunder (Anant Mahadevan), business associate Adit (Rushad Rana) and good friend cum lawyer Anil Sharma (Girish Karnad) were present on the yacht when the accident took place.
While Jai too dismisses it as an accident, Habib aka Happi (Javed Jaffery) a whimsical ex-cop meets him and explains the possibility of a murder.Jai in the beginning disbelieves him but Happi tries to bring to notice proofs that lead Jai to believe that it was indeed a murder.Jai starts using his special gift to trace the murderer through that one photograph which was clicked just minutes before his father died.But then two more murders take place and Jai is left stunned. How one shocking revelation leads to other and what â€œtruthâ€ comes face to face at the pre-climax forms the rest of the film.