Last week, Jagmohan Mundra gave us Apartment. This week, he comes up with Chase. Prolific, isn’t he? But hey, what’s the use of being so productive, if you can’t maintain quality control! Chase is a thriller which goes low on the thrill quotient. So much so, it tends to lose you midway, majorly due to its thin storyline, its lacklustre lead act (both Udita and Anuj seem uninvolved in the supposed high drama around them) and its thin editing.
The plot is convoluted and tries to take in too much: terrorism, corruption, romance, patriotism, the BSF, the cops, the builder mafia….All this while our hero lies in a coma and the nurse tries to prove him wrong by stripping and dancing before him. Now, was he actually leering at her or are his eyes fixed on the ceiling? She may not be able to tell, but we are sure he was ogling, specially when she is hell bent on showing off her wares. She calls it therapy. We beg to differ.
But how does it matter. The shock and awe treatment does work and our comatose hero arises to display his biceps in a series of action sequences, which honestly have an old-fashioned feel to them. And when he’s not running from corrupt cops, Samir Kochhar and Rajesh Khattar, he’s trying to forget his dead girlfriend with some sizzling support from his nursing companion, Udita Goswami.
No, this Chase ain’t going anywhere and might just end up in a blind alley.