By Irfan Shami
5 Ghantey Mien 5 Crore is the story of chartered accountant Vikram (Shahwar Ali) and his keep Soniya (Meera) who are waiting for another accountant Muqaadam (Rashid Khan) to deliver 5 crores hard cash at their farm house. Vikram works for Sultan Corporation which is owned by Sultan Khan (Ranjeet). As soon as Muqaadam delivers the money, Vikram and Sonia plan to kill Muqaadam and escape to Singapore next day with 5 crores to start a new life. Vikram and Soniya go exactly by their plan. Enter Karan Oberoi (Abhishek Kumar) whose car breaks down in front of Vikram’s Farm House. Karan also happens to be Soniya’s junior ex classmate in her college. Muqaadam’s Girlfriend Reshma (Kavita Radheshyam), an ex exotic dancer who is waiting for Muqaadam to return, plans to take matter into her own hands. There is also a smart and strict Police Officer Raam Singh (Nasser Abdulla) who is in search of Truth.This is where the dirty game of love, betrayal, murder and deceit begins.
As you can notice, 5 Ghantey Mien 5 Crore is very less Publicized and less Promoted film. Film’s with Zero awareness has only one hope tagged with them is word-of-mouth. 5 Ghantey Mien 5 Crore fully rely on this word of mouth publicity funda. The film is very tight and engrossing with superb performances by all the Actors in their respective parts.
Pakistani actress Meera is the pillar of the story. She is highly dramatic, menacing and yet manages to get the audiences root for her from the very beginning. Supporting her is debutant Abhishek Kumar who performs his part very well. Another debutant Kavita Radheshyam is a surprise packet of the story. Kavita is the same actress who landed in controversy with her semi-naked photoshoot on Save Tiger campaign. Kavita’s character changes the climax of the film in totality. Shahwar Ali, Nasser Abdulla and Ranjeet adds good support to the Script.
Faisal Saif is the same director who directed Hrishitaa Bhatt’s 2006 controversial ‘Jigyaasa’ which failed at the Box Office. This time, He brings a Psycho Thriller and has succeeded in grabbing viewer’s attention through his story telling. The film is mostly shot on one location and the camera work by Sumesh K.Chandran is eye-catching. The editing (Ashutosh) of the film is tight and engrossing. The songs in the film are passable and looks like forced one. In fact it’s only songs which is a drawback in the film, But the Background Score of the film is outstanding.