“Missing” is a 2018 Hindi-language psychological thriller directed by Mukul Abhyankar and starring Manoj Bajpayee, Tabu, and Annu Kapoor in prominent roles.
The film follows a couple Sushant and Aparna Dubey (played by Manoj and Tabu) who arrive at a luxurious resort in Mauritius with their three-year-old daughter, Titli, But tragedy strikes when their child goes missing. What follows is a gripping tale of mystery, intrigue, and heartbreak that will leave you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
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With its gripping storyline, the film is slow-burning and builds gradually with tense moments. The slow pace of the film might not be everyone’s liking but it works well for the storyline. The cinematography is superb, and the picturesque locations of Mauritius only add to the film’s allure, which further gets enhanced by the film’s background score that makes the whole experience eerie and unsettling.
As the distraught father searching for his missing daughter, Manoj Bajpayee delivers a splendid performance. He gives the character depth and emotions, making you feel the pain and agony he is experiencing. Tabu is equally brilliant as the mother battling her own demons and struggling to cope with the loss of her child.
“Missing” is not your typical Bollywood film, and it may not appeal to a wide audience, but it is a well-crafted thriller that is worth watching. The film received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. Some viewers praised the film’s gripping storyline, outstanding performances, and haunting background score, while others found it slow-paced and predictable, blaming it on the screenplay and its twists not being convincing enough.