Star cast: Ali Fazal, Gurmeet Choudhary and Sapna Pabbi.
Director: Karan Darra.
Producer: Mukesh Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt, Fox Star Studios & Vishesh Films.
Claps for: Locations, Songs.
Slaps for: Script, VFX, Direction, Dialogues.
Popcorn Refill: During the interval and songs.
Story: A young novelist Kabir (Ali Fazal) is a one-book wonder. He is on an inspirational journey to find himself and to write his book. He meets a young and beautiful lady Meera (Sapna Pabbi) who runs an isolated guest-house which he finds eerie. Meera is married to the owner of this guest-house Jaidev (Gurmeet) who was once a rich paper mill owner, he had disguised himself as a charming man but is a controlling demon within. While Meera doesn't disclose much, Kabir has understood that she has been hiding certain secrets within her. Whether Kabir is able to understand the silence and secrets is what forms the main story.
Performances: Ali Fazal gives a good performance as Kabir Malhotra. However, he could have been way better than what he delivers. Debutant Gurmeet Choudhary though is decent as Meera's husband Jaidev, is completely wasted in the film. His role is limited and thus there is not much where Gurmeet can showcase his talent. Sapna Pabbi fails in her character of Meera. She is only impressive in the portions which demand sexuality and boldness.
Direction: Though the film's script was reasonably good, Karan Darra is unsuccessful in executing it. The film starts on a good note but then just goes haywire. All the songs in the film are soulful and amazing, but are a complete misfit. And, everything can be ignored in the film but the horribly done up VFX just kills the film. It eventually makes up for a good laugh. The VFX is that bad!
Combo on offer: A comical Horrex (Horror + Sex)
Final Verdict: We give 'Khamoshiyan' tight slaps for its bizarre story, direction and VFX!