Movie: 3 Storeys
Director: Arjun Mukherjee
Production House(s): Excel Entertainment/B4U Pictures
Rating: 4/5 Stars
If you really think that the trailer or the promos of the much-awaited Excel Entertainment production, 3 Storeys has told you what the stories that are being told here are, you must reconsider that thought there! For you have no idea what will this superbly brilliant film will throw at you at any given point!
First, let us just give you a glimpse of how this film it starts (Which is no spoiler in any possible way!). It all starts with Pulkit Samrat’s character, a certain Mr. Naik (Sorry for not getting the first name right!), who is on a lookout for a new place of residence in Mumbai, which should be closer to his office. Soon, he recalls that a certain Maya Nagar too exists in his area of preference. Out there, he, fortunately, happens to find a flat for sale which is owned by Flory Mendonca (Renuka Shahane), a character around which the mystery builds itself! Naik pays an obscene price for the house, given its relative location. After the deal is struck, Naik gets curious about Florey’s past, and soon, it leads to a certain angle which involves diamonds worth 2 crores (As is already shown by one of the promos), and then what’s his relation to Maya Nagar.
As far as star performances are concerned, Pulkit Samrat, who was last seen in Fukrey Returns, is absolutely acing his de-swagged character and so are the likes of the enigmatic Richa Chadha, Sharman Joshi, Masumeh Makhija, and, of course, Mrs. Shahane. Their performances are brilliant to the point that no amount of words can justify them, And, you must see how Leela (Richa Chadha) is connected to it all. Your jaws will drop! Also, the supporting characters, which are brought to life by Aisha Ahmed, Ankit Rathi and Laksh Singh, amongst others, are on-point!
As far as direction and writings are concerned, the kind of detail that has been paid to writing (and, of course, twist weaving) is absolutely commendable. There could have been a lot of places where this film could have been logically flawed, but, they have been backed up artfully.
As you will progress through the story, the truth behind the whole message of this film (Every person’s behavior, emotions and the manner in which they deal with the world has a backstory to it) will be crystal clear. And, this is not something that you will have to figure out throughout the film, as it has been told to us in a voice-over sequence by Richa Chadha herself which is at the very beginning. This film will keep you guessing, make you ask yourself questions and even make you think about the nature of destiny while it will dextrously throw life lessons at you every now and then.
Long story short, 3 Stories across 3 Storeys connect and HOW! A MUST WATCH!