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PostSubject: Re: - Movie Review -   Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:10 pm

MOVIE REVIEW: FEVER
By Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror | Aug 6, 2016, 12.07 AM IST


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Critic's Rating: 1.5/5
Avg Readers' Rating: 1.5/5

REVIEW THIS MOVIE
CAST:Rajeev Khandelwal, Gauhar Khan, Gemma Atkinson, Victor Banerjee
DIRECTION:Rajeev Jhaveri
GENRE:Thriller
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The film opens to a hospital in the scenic Swiss ski town of Champery, where our hero has survived a freak accident. Armin Salem (Rajeev Khandelwal) remembers little beyond his name and that he's a Parisian. The doctor (Victor Banerjee) confirms that it's typical for someone with "mild traumatic brain injury". Armin is haunted by visions of a Caucasian female corpse in a bathtub and in deserted streets, complete with a white gown. He is also stalked by another unintentionally spooky presence, flaunting a Monroe and flaming red lips — museum curator, Kaavya Chaudhary (Gauhar Khan). Armin eventually recalls that he used to be "a contract killer", "a professional assassin", "some one who kills for money" and five other synonyms for the frontbenchers to make sense of his job. He narrates, "Mere liye khubsoorati aam baat hain and khubsoorat ladkiyan roz ki baat." But then, a foxy target, Rhea (Gemma Atkinson) happened to him and our smooth operator lost his touch. When he bumps into the same blonde in Champery, she identifies him as 'Karan', leaving him in disarray. So when he visits her and she offers, "Would you like something?" He responds with, "My identity."

Fever could've left you "suspensed", as the film's tagline promised, if it weren't for the sketchy dialogues. When Kaavya learns about Armin's accident, she says, "Life is a hit and run... log accidentally milte hain aur gayab ho jaate hain." When asked, "Why would he lie to me?", she quips, "I wonder why people lie." Even Armin voices his stupefied state with, "She's literally colonising my mind."

Switzerland has come a long way from where YRF left it and serves as an ideal location for a mystery. Khandelwal packs in his bewildered expressions with the precise amount of squints, while Gauhar Khan's school play-grade outbursts could get insufferable. Khan also interprets her layered character by slapping on multiple coats of OTT makeup over her face. Director Rajeev Jhaveri attempts a Hollywood-style narrative with conviction but underestimating the audience's intellect and oversimplifying the plot makes it a tiring watch.



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PostSubject: Re: - Movie Review -   Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:27 pm

Fever Movie Review: Rajeev Khandelwal and Gauhar Khan’s starrer will surely give you FEVER

A suspense thriller movie 'Fever', directed and written by Rajeev Jhaveri, released today.

By Zainab Mulla on August 5, 2016 at 3:33 PM



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A suspense thriller movie ‘Fever’, directed and written by Rajeev Jhaveri, released today and we unfortunately were the bakras to watch the first day, first show. The film has been produced by Ravi Agrawal under the banner of Niche Film Farm. Cinematography is done by Mujahid Raza and editing is done by Rajeev Jhaveri. The film name ‘Fever’ is quite interesting but that is just where the fun part ends. The plot is quite unique but the sequence and direction will first give you a headache, then the chills and finally the fever will bring you down. But the one place where it is just like fever is the heat quotient – it will send your temperature soaring right up!
Rajeev Khandelwal and Gauhar Khan’s movie was in news because of the bold and passionate kissing scenes. The duo plays lead roles in the movie with Gemma Atkinson, Caterina Murino and Ankita Makwana playing supporting roles. The entire shooting has been done in the scenic locations of Switzerland. Before the movie would release fans were quite excited about the thriller flick. The trailer of the movie was released on 14th June and received a good response from the audiences. But does the movie ‘Fever’ live up to the expectations or does the excitement end with the trailer? Is it a Hit or a big time Flop? Let’s find that out:
Story:

The story begins with a man named Armin (Rajeev Khandelwal) who wakes up in the hospital with the typical memory loss scene. He does not remember anything from his past  life except his name and that he is from Paris. Slowly and steadily he starts getting a blurred vision of a murdered woman. He keeps seeing these visions and sees a total of 3 murder visions. He gets restless and tries to find his own identity. Armin meets Kavya (Gauahar Khan) who becomes his close friend and soon a murder takes place for real. Is someone trying to frame Armin? Is Kavya the mastermind the murders? Or is it someone else?


Performances:
Rajeev Khandelwal, played the character of Armin and Karan in the movie and gave a spectacular performance, whereas Gauhar Khan played the role of Kavya and Pooja and did a great job, but somewhere or the other the storyline did not do justice with the actors. We can just say that both did justice to their respective characters. Rajeev and Gauhar’s hot chemistry is the best that Rajeev Jhaveri could give to the audiences.
There were too many kissing scenes which felt forced and unnatural in the movie. Also, the plot did not demand it and they felt like they were there just because the director could think of nothing else to put in their place. Talking about the ‘love’ in this thriller movie, Rajeev and Gauhar depicted a perfect bond of love and had a unique love story.

Songs:
We are thoroughly in love with Fever songs and it has already created a lot of buzz among the audiences. The tracks of Fever were composed by Ranjit Barot, Tony Kakkar, Onésia Rithner, Shamir Tandon, Jacelyn Perry, Faizaan-Agnel, Rahul Jain, Rahul Bhatt, Tanishk Bagchi. Fever is a complete musical movie which has 15 songs – all the best if you thought it was a ‘thriller’ no-nonsense movie.

Verdict:
Fever is quite similar to Rajeev Khandelwal’s earlier flick Samrat & Co. The movie has a good start but gradually dips down resulting into a big confusion. The movie has some nice action sequence but somehow audiences will fail to connect with the confusing plot. Audiences can easily figure out the way the movie is heading towards but the one thing different is the interesting climax. The best part about the movie was Gauhar Khan’s pink bikini shot which grabbed several eyeballs. The story of Fever is filled with lot of twist and turns and has perfect masala to keep the audiences glued to their seats. Apart from that other Bollywood stars including Gemma Atkinson, Caterina Murino and Ankita Makwana, who played the role of supporting actors, also gave their best and audiences would really love them for the way they have portrayed their characters. But overall the movie did not even do well and its just a one time watch!
Now for the most important part, the rating. Considering we put ourselves through the ordeal of watching the movie, we decided to be kind and give it 1 star. Else, we would have probably demanded a refund for our pop-corn and the ticket and just walked right out!


Ratings: 1 star
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PostSubject: Re: - Movie Review -   Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:28 pm

Film Review: कमजोर थ्रिलर है 'फीवर'
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मुंबई, 5 अगस्त 2016 | अपडेटेड: 10:52 IST


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राजीव खंडेलवाल का अभिनय उम्दा है


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फिल्म का नाम: फीवर 
डायरेक्टर: राजेश झावेरी 
स्टार कास्ट: राजीव खंडेलवाल, गौहर खान, विक्टर बनर्जी, कटरीना मुनीरो 
अवधि: 2 घंटा 08 मिनट 
सर्टिफिकेट: A
रेटिंग: 2 स्टार


डायरेक्टर राजेश झावेरी ने 'ढूंढते रह जाओगे' और 'कुछ तो है' जैसी फिल्मों की कहानी को लिखा था और इस बार उन्होंने 'फीवर' फिल्म को डायरेक्ट किया है, क्या यह थ्रिलर फिल्म, राजेश के लिए सफल सिद्ध होगी?
कहानी 
फिल्म की कहानी एक कॉन्ट्रैक्ट किलर अर्मिन सलेम (राजीव खंडेलवाल) की है, जिसकी एक एक्सीडेंट की वजह से यादाश्त चली जाती है, जिसके बाद उसे सिर्फ और सिर्फ अपना नाम और उस लड़की काव्या चौधरी (गौहर खान) के बारे में याद रहता है जो उसकी पहचान वापिस दिलाने का प्रयास करती रहती है. अर्मिन का दिमाग कुछ और सोचता है और कदम दूसरी ओर जाने के लिए बढ़ते हैं. अब काव्या को अर्मिन से प्यार हो जाता है. लेकिन कहानी में कुछ ऐसे ट्विस्ट और टर्न्स आते हैं जिसकी वजह से सबकुछ अलग होने लगता है. अब क्या अर्मिन की यादाश्त आने के बाद, काव्या उसे अपना बना पाएगी? क्या इस थ्रिलर फिल्म को सही अंजाम मिल पाएगा? इसका पता आपनो फिल्म देखकर ही चलेगा.


स्क्रिप्ट 
फिल्म की सिलसिलेवार घटनाएं आपको आकर्षित करती हैं. लेकिन फिल्म की स्पीड काफी धीमी और कहानी कमजोर लगती है और कहीं-कहीं बोरियत भी महसूस होती है, जिसे और भी बेहतर किया जा सकता था हालांकि की शूटिंग लोकेशंस कमाल के हैं जो विजुअल ट्रीट हैं. सेकेंड हाफ निराश करता है.




अभिनय 
फिल्म में राजीव खंडेलवाल का काम काफी उम्दा है, खास तौर पर किसी इंसान के मेमोरी लॉस के बाद उसकी क्या हालत होती है, इसे पर्दे पर बहुत ही अच्छे ढंग से राजीव ने दिखाने की कोशिश की है. वही गौहर खान को इस फिल्म की वजह से काफी फायदा मिलेगा, और बाकी सह कलाकारों का काम भी सहज है.


कमजोर कड़ी 
फिल्म की कमजोर कड़ी इसकी कहानी और गति है, जिसे और भी सटीक किया जा सकता था.


संगीत 
फिल्म का संगीत अच्छा है और आपको बांधे रखने में सक्षम है.


क्यों देखें- 
अगर राजीव खंडेलवाल के बड़े फैन हैं तो एक बार देख सकते हैं.


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PostSubject: Re: - Movie Review -   Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:30 pm

Bollywood Fever Movie Review Ratings Audience Views Public Response


By Harsh Gupta on August 5, 2016

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Here comes Fever, name is damn interesting so you can imagine how it will going to be. Fever is one of the upcoming Indian suspense thriller film which is going to be release soon on the big screens worldwide. Fever is directed by the so known and very talented person of the Bollywood film industry, Rajeev Jhaveri. He had done more of the amazing films for the Bollywood film industry and had give more of the hits on  the box office. He is so known for his amazing talent and his experience in the Bollywood world. The story of Fever is so interesting and amazing and had attracted a large number of audience towards it.



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The story of Fever is good and filled with lots of crisp and spices and which is written by Rajeev Jhaveri itself. So here you can guess how talented Rajeev Jhaveri, and that is the special quality he is having just like a multi talented. Fever is produced by Ravi Agarwal, Mahesh Balekundri, Ajay Chabbria and Rajath Manjunath. The trailer of Fever was released few days back on the various social media websites, some entertaining web logs and on YouTube and had attracted a large number of audience towards it. The trailer of Fever was released on YouTube and had attracted lots of audience and they had said that the story of film is quite interesting and impressive.
More of the audience is waiting for Fever to be on the big screens and to have a look on the story. The one who had watched the trailer of Fever is just said that it is so interesting and impressive and they love the characters played in the film. Fever is presenting more of the amazing stars of Bollywood film industry which includes Gauhar Khan and Rajeev Khandelwal in the main leading role of Fever. They both did so well with their characters as we had already had watched  the trailer of the film and both of these stars just did so pretty well with their given characters.
Along with them Fever features Gemma Atkinson, Caterina Murino and Ankita Makwana in the supporting roles. All the stars in the film put their best in the film and really loved by the audience. More of the  shots of Fever was taken in Switzerland and in the beautiful places of Switzerland . The music of Fever is already out and just had created a craze among the listeners and they really love the music of Fever.
All the related music and the tracks of Fever was composed by a team of the amazing artists Ranjit Barot, Tony Kakkar, Onésia Rithner, Shamir Tandon, Jacelyn Perry, Faizaan-Agnel, Rahul Jain, Rahul Bhatt, Tanishk Bagchi. We are so sure that Fever will  definitely hit the box office as per the response of the audience for the film. Trailer had got a positive response from the audience and it is to be said that it will gonna be more awesome. Fever is scheduled to be release on 5th July 2016 on the big screens. For more to know about the film stay tuned with us.
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PostSubject: Re: - Movie Review -   Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:32 pm

Fever: Film Review- A Mysterious Mess!
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Verdict- A suspense thriller that is too confusing to handle.

After delivering hits like Aamir and Table No 21Rajeev Khandelwal stars in yet another thriller, Fever, which is somewhat on the similar lines of one of his previous movies Samrat & Co. The crime story sees Rajeev starring opposite Gauhar Khan who looks absolutely stunning in this one.

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The opening scene of the film shows Rajeev Khandelwal meeting with an accident and gains consciousness four 4 days later only to realize that he has lost his memory. The only thing he remembers is that his name is Armin, he comes from Paris and that he has murdered a woman named Rhea who apparently was a significant part of his life. Armin, with nowhere to go, gets the help of his doctor to find a place to stay. Right from the hospital till he reached the hotel, he sees repeated appearance of  a girl who introduces herself as Kaavya (Gauhar Khan). A suspect in Armin’s mind, he feels she is the only one who would help him find his identity.
With faded memory and very little evidence in hand, Armin finally sets out in search of the truth. On investigating, he finds out that he is a contract killer, who kills for money and had fallen in love with the person who was his last contract before the accident – Rhea. With visions of a murdered Rhea, life becomes even more confusing when an alivey Rhea comes in front of him and reveals that his name is not Armin, but Karan who is an aspiring writer. Kaavya, on the other hand, who claims support everything he does, only does a job of luring him towards her.

As the story unfolds further, we see where the mess is headed. Unpredictable surprises in the story can be expected but only add to the confusion of the audience. Although the overall movie is tolerable, the climax turns out to be a disappointment. Rajeev Jhaveri this time, although failed to impress us with the plot, balanced it with the background score and the beautiful locations of Switzerland which act as a saving grace to this movie.

Why You Should Watch This Movie:

Rajeev, who is known for his acting skills has not matched the level of his old films this time but has managed to make this movie a one time watch.  Gauhar looks stunning as ever. Gemma Atkinsonand Caterina Murino‘s cameos are an added bonus to this 2 hour 8 minute movie. Watch it if you don’t have any plans this weekend! 


Release Date: 05 Aug, 2016
Language: Hindi
Director: Rajeev Jhaveri
Genre: THRILLER
Cast & Crew: Rajeev Khandelwal Gauhar Khan


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PostSubject: Re: - Movie Review -   Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:36 pm

Fever Movie Review - Seek a doctor


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Expectations
Rajeev Khandelwal made his mark popular TV serials like 'Kahin To Hoga' and 'Left Right Left'. After which he made his mark in Bollywood with 'Aamir' followed by 'Shaitan' and many more including 'Table No.21'. Almost all his films have been small films, but very high on the content level. Thus, after the first trailer of his latest film 'Fever', there is a slight amount of expectation among all those who love good cinema.


Story
'Fever' is a story of Armin (Rajeev Khandelwal) who loses his memory in a car accident in the valleys of Switzerland. Except for his name, he does not remember anything. Armin keeps getting flashes of his past followed by some hallucinating visions, due to which he is not able to understand the real picture. At that time he met a fellow tourist Kavya (Gauahar Khan) and feels like knowing her. After knowing Armin’s condition, Kavya tries to help him to regain his identity.


The 'Glitz' Factor
The one liner story is interesting, but has been shown in many films. The camera work is of top notch and all the locations of Switzerland and Paris are outstanding.There are many songs in this film and none of them does justice to the flow of the film.
On an individual basis, 'Kharaa Khaara' and couple of more songs are melodious with good visuals attached to it.


Director Rajeev Jhaveri makes a decent film with good locations, actors and basic one liner story idea. Despite of the predictable and lame climax, the director still manages to keep you involved in this lethargic film due to the curiosity factor.


Rajeev Khandelwal looks great and does his part with ease. Gauahar Khan adds the glamour value and lends good support.


The 'Non-Glitz' Factor
There is nothing new or exceptional. In such movies the screenplay has to be gripping and intriguing. Sadly, in this movie is slow, boring, dragging and lethargic. Every movement happens on a snail pace and has loads of repetitive scenes and situation.


The writers try their best to make the story complicated, but at the end of the day they fail miserably. The first half takes its full time to establish the plot. The story comes back on its track for a while post interval, but again goes into forced complicated mode. The finale is predictable and not up to the mark.
The reasons shown in the film for the arguments and murders are silly. The screenplay and story narration lets the director down due to which the movie ends up as a super stretched film. As for Rajeev Khandelwal, films like 'Fever' are way below his potential and should focus more on doing films which enhances his acting skills. Gemma Atkinson and Victor Banerjee are wasted.


Final 'Glitz'
'Fever' is a technically decent film, but lacks over the soul part. The movie is super slow with minimal happenings. It tests your patience level due to idiotic screenplay, after which one might have to seek a doctor to take a headache pill.

Rating: 1.0 / 5.0


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PostSubject: Re: - Movie Review -   Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:37 pm

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This Friday you have a solo release, which comes in the form of Fever. The film is directed and written by Rajeev Jhaveri, while it is produced by Ravi Agrawal and slew people under the banner of Niche Film Farm, which come along with other groups like Plus Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, ICM Entertainment Pvt. Ltd and Jaya Sapthagiri Productions. The suspense thriller has a Rajeev Khandelwal and Gauhar Khan in the lead role along with having Gemma Atkinson, Caterina Murino and Ankita Makwana in the supporting role. The entire movie is shot in the beautiful locations of Switzerland, while the trailer released on 14th June 2016 got a decent response. Thanks to the sizzling sequences the film is known to has, now let’s dig in deep to get the crux of the film as under:
Story
Talking about the plot of the film, Fever revolves around the life of a contract killer who is surrounded by violence and sex. This goes until he meets an accident and loses his memory. Once he gets up he has just his name a few women in his life that helps him to remember his past and regain his identity. Amidst this there are loads of secrets to come out in the film, which are worth catching up in the nearby theatres.
Review
The film starts with a decent plot; however, soon it is seen losing it. The suspense thriller is seen losing its edge when it loses it track. Despite getting a good start wherein the man enjoys a cool life of sex and violence he is seen astray with the accident, however, the roller coaster and series of things happening in this film can make you confuse and even blow your head off without understanding as to what really goes in the film. Thus you end up getting lots of mess in the film making the audience go nowhere. You lose your interest and so get a number of loo breaks for the very reason that the film loses it track, its momentum and other things in a drastic fashion making a fool of everyone. However, amidst the dark you have some worthy scenes to catch some cool actions to consider and a couple of lip locking sessions. For the people who are the fans of Gauhar Khan would see her in bright pink bikini that can be a key stealing thing for the film.
Performances
Now, if you talk about performances, you have dismay on your way. Yes, Rajeev Khandelwal while playing the role of the contract killer seems okay but he failed to tackle the transition which his character is seen passing by. He is in a bad shape mostly struggling as an actor but better than others. His intimate scenes including the lip locking or over the bed scenes lose the realism, which is expected at such junctures were missing. Well, there are lot many things that are seen happening in the film that goes bad to swallow. Gauhar Khan was seen trying hard to give a credible action but reduced to a girl to add a new glow and glamour quotient over the silver screen. The similar was the story with other actresses like Gemma Atkinson, Caterina Murino and Ankita Makwana who remain sexually active with the lead actor but portray their characters without giving the realistic kind of expressions needed for playing things right.
Direction, Music, Editing and other elements
Talking about the direction, the film has a number of flaws; it seems that Rajeev Jhaveri has only put his efforts in shooting the sex sequences to boost the glamor elements to the next level. The direction has flaws as he has failed to connect the dots that are supposed to be added to make the film. The story fails to get the required support by filmmaker which was sensed very badly from it. Talking about the music, it’s seems okay but it doesn’t contribute much to portray the film in a right way. The other elements like editing, screenplay and other things remain average, while the locations are really worth appreciating after all the country like Switzerland is considered for the same.
Fever – Last Word
There is nothing feverish about this film as lacks the right kind of story that any suspense thriller deserves. A number of flaws can be witnessed and sensed with the film for many reasons known and unknown. Overall the film had a rosy picture to portray but unfortunately it fails to get the support as expected. With average performances and story and other things, the film fails to create the fever which it has should consider.
Rating – 2.0
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PostSubject: Re: - Movie Review -   Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:38 pm

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Release Date :8/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Director :Rajeev Jhaveri
Genre :Drama
Fever
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FEVER Will Leave You With Unbearable Headache 

Pluses:
Good locations, short running time means less torture
Minuses:
Pathetic screenplay at times, poor performances by all



Business Rating:

0.5/5

Verdict:

Watch it for how a good actor can look bad by choosing a wrong film


Detailed Analysis:


Rohit Dhawan made forgettable debut with 'Desi Boyz' and John Abraham has up and down record in last few years. So when they come together in big budget action comedy then onus on Varun Dhawan to deliver the goods. 


A man (Rajeev Khandelwal) wakes up in the hospital with sketchy memory of his past life. All he knows is that his name is Armin and he is from Paris. And then, he starts getting visions of a murdered woman. As he tries to put together pieces of this jigsaw puzzle, he meets Kavya (Gauahar Khan), who becomes his confidante. Soon, another murder happens. Is someone trying to frame Armin? 


Film tries to have novel plot but screenplay and execution are cliche from 90's. Film remains in suspense thriller mode with forced and bad songs. Film never generates any interest. 

  
Performance wise, everyone fights hard for worst display of acting or intent. Rajeev Khandelwal starts where he left in 'Samra? & Co.', another disastrous thriller. Gauhar Khan continues 'Big Boss' sort of lost antics. Both foreign imports are worse than lead pair.  

Film has decent editing. Background music is irritating. Cinematography is decent, production design is average and costumes are apt. Music works as loo breaks. 


Director Rajeev Jhaveri delivers another lazy film with no novel factor. It has more imprints of 90's done to death cinema.

Film released today and will open with poor numbers and to carry the momentum at box office will be a tough task. Film add to the flops of Rajeev Khandelwal. 


Go for this one if you have not even Doordarshan at your disposal!


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PostSubject: Re: - Movie Review -   Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:39 pm

FEVER Movie Review: Unbearable


 
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Director : Rajeev Jhaveri
Music : Ranjit Barot, Tony Kakkar, Onesia Rathner, Shamir Tandon, Jacelyn Perry, Faizaan-Agnel, Rahul Jain, Rahul Bhatt and Tanishk Bagchi
Lyrics : Tony Kakkar, Rahul Bhat, Subrat Sinha, Pancchi Jalonvi, Rajeev Jhaveri, Rahul Jain and A.M. Turaz
Starring : Rajeev Khandelwal, Gauahar Khan, Gemma Atkinson, Victor Banerjee, Caterina Murino and Ankita Makwana



August 5, 2016 4:45:52 PM IST
Fever Review By Vishal Verma, Glamsham Editorial
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Hitch hitch, huff huff... FEVER is an example on how unbearably terrible can a wrongly realised Hitchcockian and Kafka dream can go under the turf... 


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Ironically, this movie is a pioneer in giving warning signals before it starts, Rajeev Jhaveri's film starts with a disclaimer which means the movie is a combination of fact and fiction from the beginning till the end and in the process it is difficult to find the beginning and the end. Yes life gives you a second chance, even if you have paid for a ticket, such warnings at least provides a hint of the coming torture. 

FEVER boosts of an interesting star cast and to find out what the firangs (foreigners) - Italian Bond nari (beauty) Caterina Murino, British kumara (girl) Gemma Atkinson and veteran Bengali actor Victor Bannerjee are doing with our once TV heartthrob Rajeev Khandelwal generates a point of interest but alas Rajeev Jhaveri's thriller gets immediately cold in the picturesque locales where we see Armin Salem (Rajeev Khandelwal) wrapped in a shawl sitting on the side of a highway with Gemma Atkinson. 

While Armin is in search of his identity, the next sequence shows Armin meeting Kavya (Gauahar Khan) and an accident lends him in a hospital where he wakes up with hazy memories of his past.

The only thing Armin knows is his name and the place where he belongs to - Paris. He is hallucinated by visions of a murdered woman, a haunting Kavya and the mysterious Ria (Gemma Atkinson). As he tries to find his identity, we are figuring out the main reason behind Caterina Murino and Gemma Atkinson entry in this toothless, forgettable jigsaw. 

Gauahar Khan has meat in her role, the firangi balas (beauties) are gorgeous, the locations are beautiful and Rajeev adds to his winning detective/bond mannerisms seen earlier in small and big screens. That's all in the name of redemption in this touted suspense thriller that hangs in suspension of disbelief. 

Makers like Rajeev Jhaveri are striking in their public affection for major figures in world cinemas like Wim Wenders, Fritz Lang and Hitchcock (the inspired props, t-shirts) proves it but sorry to say such 'fever' defaces their fascination more than failing to get the audience attention.

 Fever Review Rating : 
1.5/5 stars

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A film that is titled FEVER either has to be one helluva thrilling ride or tortuous enough give you a fever.

Unfortunately, the film tilts towards the latter analogy. Yes, though expected to give us goosebumps, it gave a headache instead.

Rajeev Khandelwal plays Armin, a contract killer, who has lost his memory in an accident. The only traces he has are his name and some strange and unexplainable visions of brutally murdering the girl he loved. The girl in question is Riya, played by Gemma Atkinson, who suddenly pops up in his life and informs him that he’s not Armin but Karan.
There’s Gauahar Khan (Kavya)as well, who doesn’t seem to be what she is, and our protagonist realizes that there’s a lot more than what meets the eye.

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There was a potential in the film to be a great watch. It has a credible and dependable actor in the lead, a gripping plot and some eye-watering camerawork. What the film majorly required was a crisper and more taut direction and that is where it lacked.

Rajeev Jhaveri surely knows a thing or two about slickness and style, but his direction skills stick like a sore thumb.
Trying to bathe his film in a noir-like mood, he makes a boring and yawn-inducing thriller that fails to excite and interest you. Even the finale comes off as more predictable than promising.

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Of the cast, even the usually reliable Rajeev Khandelwal fails to rise above the flawed script, and the less said about the leading ladies, the better. Both Khan and Atkinson show more cleavage than expressions and come across as mere mannequins, with beautified faces.

By the time the lights come back, you’ve already forgotten what you’ve seen, just like our hero. As you may have guessed, he does remember everything towards the climax, let’s see how long you’d remember the film.

Rating – 2 STARS.
Verdict – Fever falls flat on raising the heat.


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