Dangerous is a thriller that does not get you invested at all, especially when you know who the devil is, says Moumita Bhattacharjee.
Thanks to the digital boom, content and calibre are getting its due diligence.
At least, there are platforms ready to showcase shows and movies that don't have stars.
Thrillers have become the go-to genre with Raat Akeli Hain, Paatal Lok and many more. But it has also started an unfortunate trend of dumping sub-par content on these platforms.
Dangerous falls in this category.
A silly excuse for a thriller where you can guess the culprit in the first scene.
Aditya Dhanraj's (Karan Singh Grover) girlfriend Diya (Sonali Raut) goes missing, and his ex Neha Singh (Bipasha Basu) is called on to investigate the case.
While looking for clues, Neha and Aditya feel attracted to each other again and a lot of skeletons tumble out of the closet.
Dangerous seems more like a movie which has been snipped at several portions to suffice as a show.
The episodes are a little over 20 minutes long and have abrupt endings.
It is a Vikram Bhatt story, directed by Ragini MMS 2's Bhushan Patel and produced by Mika Singh.
Yes, the singer-composer Mika Singh, and so nearly every song is sung by him.
Bhatt's story is extremely convenient for a missing drama and relies heavily on tropes of a thriller that used to get us excited back in the early 2000s.
What's more ridiculous is the clues are staring right at you and yet, the people on screen are clueless.
Next time you need a clue, Bipasha, just ask the audience!
It seems Patel and Bhatt were a bit forgetful while making this series.
Bansi (Rajdeep Chaudhary), the cook at Aditya's mansion, looked fidgety and seems like someone who knows something, when he gets sent to the police station for questioning.
But the writer and the director do nothing to bring him in the picture.
Why was the character introduced if he had no part to play in the narrative?
There are many such absurdities.
Bipasha and Karan share a good chemistry, but apart from that, everyone is pretty ordinary.
Bipasha comes across stiff at many sequences while Karan is just the usual.
Sonali Raut and Natasha Suri are pleasing to the eyes and it ends there.
All in all, Dangerous is a thriller that does not get you invested at all, especially when you know who the devil is.
Dangerous streams on MX Player.