By Smita Pal| Cast: Yami Gautam Dhar, Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna, Tushar Pandey, Pia Bajpaiee, Neil Bhoopalam, Honey Jain, Akshay Kapoor, Kaushik Sen, Arindam Sil and Sohag Sen
Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Streaming on Zee5
Runtime: 2 hours
Producers: Zee Studios and Namah Pictures
Set in Kolkata and inspired by true events, Lost is the story of a young man named Ishan (Tushar Pandey) who does “nukkad naatak” and goes missing one fine day. Due to the police’s lack of interest in looking for him, his sister Namita (Honey Jain), mother (Sohag Sen), and brother-in-law Aman (Akshay Kapoor) are concerned. When Ishaan is labelled a Maoist, he becomes the talk of the town. Vidhi Sahni (Yami Gautam Dhar), a crime journalist, looks into the disappearance while posing difficult questions that make some influential people uneasy. But, as the movie progresses, it focuses more on Vidhi’s story, giving us a glimpse into her world as opposed to that of Ishan (Tushar Pandey), the theatre activist in a relationship with an ambitious politician, Ankita.
The actress Yami Gautam Dhar does a good job as Vidhi Sahni. She is the lead hence got the more scope to perform.
Pankaj Kapur is one of those actors who can shine in every role.
Rahul Khanna portrays the ruthless yet cool politician in elegance and has a dapper appearance.
As Ishan, Tushar Pandey is comfortable in a character that only affords him brief screen time.
Pia Bajpaiee’s subtle portrayal of Ankita Chauhan leaves a lasting impression.
Honey Jain is good as helpless yet strong sister of Ishan, Namita.
As the upset mother of Ishan, Sohag Sen seems sincere.
As Rana, Kaushik Sen leaves his mark.
Script, Direction, Cinematography and Editing
The story, which is written by Shyamal Sengupta and Ritesh Shah, contains just too many loose ends that are
tough to ignore. It intensifies and reduces the pace without much concern for maintaining the interest of the audience.
It is quite disappointing that Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, who created Lost, did not have a strong vision this time. In contrast to Pink, Lost makes an effort to appear appealing. This time, no effort is made to visually create a tale through the setting.
An excellent job is done by DOP Avik Mukhopadhyay in depicting the world of Lost, which is located in one of India’s most cinematic states. He moves gracefully across stairway, corridors, and lanes with Vidhi.
Bodhaditya Banerjee’s editing is sloppy in some spots and appears to have been pieced together hastily in others.
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury is well known for his outstanding contributions to Indian film. His film “Lost” starts out with a lot of promise but ends up watering down the crucial subject. The majority of the scenes appeared hurried, and the audience didn’t ever feel tense in this challenging circumstance. Many of the important topics are briefly discussed in Lost, but they never linger or call attention to the real issue. The first half keeps the tension high, but the second half fades away.
Trailer Link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlQ2iQIgBeQ