"Khamoshiyan" is a 2015 Indian supernatural thriller film directed by Karan Darra and produced by Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt under their banner Vishesh Films. The film stars Ali Fazal, Gurmeet Choudhary, and Sapna Pabbi in lead roles, and follows a writer who checks into a remote hotel and becomes involved in a dangerous love triangle with the hotel's owner and a mysterious woman.
The film begins with Kabir (Ali Fazal), a struggling writer, who decides to leave Mumbai and travel to Kashmir in search of inspiration for his writing. He checks into a remote hotel run by Jaidev (Gurmeet Choudhary), a mysterious and brooding owner who is haunted by a dark past. Kabir becomes intrigued by Jaidev's beautiful wife, Shruti (Sapna Pabbi), who seems to be hiding a secret.
As Kabir begins to write his book, he becomes increasingly drawn to Shruti and the two begin a passionate affair. However, things take a dark turn when Kabir discovers that Shruti is not what she seems and that she may have a dangerous connection to the hotel's past. Jaidev also becomes increasingly suspicious of the affair and the tension between the three of them reaches a boiling point.
The film's strength lies in its atmospheric setting and haunting soundtrack, which create a sense of unease and tension throughout. The performances by the lead actors are also noteworthy, with Ali Fazal delivering a nuanced and sensitive portrayal of the conflicted Kabir, and Gurmeet Choudhary bringing intensity and gravitas to the role of Jaidev. Sapna Pabbi is also impressive as Shruti, conveying both vulnerability and a sense of hidden danger.
The film's supernatural elements are subtle and well-executed, adding to the overall mood of the film without overwhelming the plot. The use of the Kashmiri landscape and its culture adds to the visual appeal of the movie and creates a sense of mystery and intrigue.
However, the film is not without its flaws. The plot becomes convoluted towards the end, with a twist that feels forced and not fully realized. Some of the supporting characters also feel underdeveloped and one-dimensional, which detracts from the overall impact of the story.
Despite its flaws, "Khamoshiyan" is an engaging and atmospheric thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. The film's strong performances and stunning visuals make it a worthwhile watch for fans of the genre, and its exploration of themes such as love, obsession, and the consequences of our actions adds depth to the story.