A Mumbai dream noir caught in a Mobius-maze of haunting, inertia, and regret. Rain and night are unshakable constants for a severely shaken protagonist, in this movie about child trafficking and a cop whose own daughter has disappeared. The weight of Mumbai's problems finds its intense translation in a very long night of the soul, an exhausted air of futility, and a time that is thoroughly out of joint.
Taking place in a seemingly infinite night where it always rains, this criminally underseen and underrated neo-noir blends familiar elements of western cult favourites Refn and Lynch with a contemporary tale of Indian child trafficking. Partho Sen-Gupta ingeniously interweaves two narratives - a cop haunted by his past and a victim of child trafficking - into a head-spinning cult masterwork of Indian cinema.
In background of India's serious child trafficking, this movie depicts a detective's desperate search whose child's missing. In the world of darkness & amber light, there is no boundary between past /present, no end of heavy rain, no hopeful sunrise. Darkly beautiful cinematography with shades, labyrinthine storyline reflecting protagnist's excruciating mind, intense atmosphere of so-called amber noir. Masterpiece.