You can’t teach an old dog new trick.Sanjay Gupta, whos quite an Oldboy at ripping off films from Hollywood and world cinema, passes on the trait to director Suparn Verma, who, in turn, takes on the imitative trait like a fish takes to water.So here the producer-director duo take the Columbian film Unknown, dissect it, jumble it up, reassemble it and Bollywoodize it to pass it off as a work of creativity known as Acid Factory.
Cast: Fardeen Khan, Dia Mirza, Irrfan Khan, Manoj Bajpai
Acid factory is a story about six (Fardeen Khan, Manoj Bajpai, Danny Denzongpa, Aftab Shivdasani, Dino Morea and Dia Mirza) people who find themselves in an acid factory.All of them have one thing in common and that is the fact that each one has no whereabouts as to how they landed in the factory; and the reason being a gas leakage from the container leading to temporary amnesia.
And over the next 70 minutes slowly and steadily the individuals start retrieving their memory leading to a flashback, unfolding the story about their grounding in the factory and this erroneous situation.The drama continues as to how and why they have been caged and start blaming each other.They are left with no option and wait for one guy who is the mastermind behind this.The movie has been lavishly shot and Sanjay Gupta maintains his style of presenting things like men in black, stunning women, trendy gears, chic jackets, cool bikes and cars.
Interestingly Fardeen Khan plays the undercover-cop and Irrfan Khan the in vogue villain. The movie experiences some amazing stunts and well executed action sequences. Ironically, the movies best scene is the lip-lock between Irrfan Khan and Dia Mirza.Overall the movie fails to live up to the expectations of the audience and there is nothing new about the movie.