Well, Indian cinema is trying less troden path every now and then. After Omkara, now be ready for some adreanaline rush adventure with Naksha. Story of quest for hidden treasures and mystical secrets from the past. It is a film about an ancient map that holds the key to a secret that has remained hidden for centuries. Well its ounds well unitl you hear the storyline, its direct copy of Hollywoods National Treasure (2004) along with other Nicolas Cage flicks like Gone in 60 seconds.
NAKSHA belongs to the Indiana Jones variety, but Bajaj combines Indian mythology with adventure and comes up with a new recipe altogether. And the outcome is as invigorating and revitalizing as a cup of hot coffee.
Frankly, a film like NAKSHA transports you to your adolescent years, when browsing the adventure novels and comics was your favorite pastime. Itâ€™s the form of cinema that weâ€™d forgotten in the hurly-burly world of meaningless entertainers. Dream merchants are either busy wooing the NRIs or multiplex junta. What happens to the masses then, who yearn for a desi film with loads of entertainment?
NAKSHA starts with the search of one such man, an archeologist named Professor Kapil Malhotra [Trilok Malhotra], who prefers to die with the ancient map, rather than let it fall into the hands of evil [Jackie Shroff]. Years later, his son Vicky [Vivek Oberoi], aided by a copy of the same map that he comes across by chance, leaves on a journey to discover what it was that his father dedicated his life in searching.
The re-emergence of this quest attracts the evil forces again, as Vicky is abducted by the villainâ€™s henchmen. Help comes in the guise of Vickyâ€™s elder step-brother Veer [Sunny Deol], who is sent there by Vickyâ€™s mother [Navni Parihaar] to get her son back. Vicky is grateful to be rescued, but not too happy about his brotherâ€™s mission to take him back.
Now starts a tug of war between the two brothers. Along this journey, they encounter one more ally in Ria [Sameera Reddy]. Pursued by the villain and his forces of darkness, this trio sets off on the journey to unravel the mystery behind the map.
Do they succeed in this quest? Are some secrets meant to remain hidden in the mists of time? Or do they see the light of day?