In my OPINION: A little slow but worth one time watch.

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“He can escape, but no one can escape him”, says Mira, one of the lovers and co-conspirator of Charles, and it stands true to its word in the movie based on Charles Sobhraj – ‘Main aur Charles’. The U.S.P of Main aur Charles, unlike the others of this genre, is that this one is not appalling and disturbing but rather engrossing and intriguing.

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Main Aur Charles is a cocktail that Director Prawal Raman (Darna mana hai fame) has created by weaving a story around the killings and 1986 Tihar jail break of the ‘Bikini Killer’/ ‘The serpent’, Charles Sobhraj. He was the most notorious criminal of the 80’s. The film shows his real incidents but in a more stylized form; can say the story is ‘Bollywoodised’. The movie starts with a confusing timeline which takes its course to unveil the original plot.

Main aur Charles – Review

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Charles Sobhraj was of French and Indian origin. A Psychopath and a serial killer who allegedly committed atleast 12 murders in South-east Asia. He was a charmer who worked his charm on women and used his hypnotic personality to his benefits.

Brilliant Background-score

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The background score of the film is designed by Aditya Trivedi and is one of the best features of this movie, striking chords with the classic background of Don – similar yet different. The sound track carries the theme of the movie forward.

Stellar Performances

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Randeep Hooda is a haryanvi. Watch this movie and tell me a scene where he lets you know that! That ‘French’ accent, the nonchalant style, the composed calmness – not a Haryanvi thing at all!

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Adil as the cop is rugged and Richa Chaddha – the hopeless lover – has successfully essayed her part, but Randeep steals this show! He is seductive, charming and all things captivating. Certainly the dark horse of the Indian film industry!

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