05 August, 2021

Acid Factory

An enervating and tedious film that’s forgotten even as the end credits begin to roll

Acid Factory

Starring: Fardeen Khan, Aftab Shivdasani, Manoj Bajpai, Dino Morea, Gulshan Grover, Danny, Irrfan Khan, Dia Mirza
Directed by Suparn Verma
Rating: *

The English adage, “making a mountain out of a molehill”, best sums up Acid Factory. It’s a straight old boring story about a kidnapping gone awry that is puffed up and pitched as something very different and unusual, all by introducing the element of collective amnesia and taking the narrative back and forth in time to unravel stuff that is not so baffling or inexplicable after all. Result: a film pretending to be novel when it has nothing even remotely remarkable about it save a clean-shaven and slim-faced Gulshan Grover playing the cop for a change.

A bunch of crooks find themselves in an acid factory. They...

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