A detective (Amit Ansshu) tries to track down the killer of young and
promising actress Shwetha (Indumathi Manohar), using rather unorthodox
methods doing so, questioning many a person connected to Shwetha, but soon
zeroing in on the slightly arrogant director (Salmin Sheriff) of her
latest film Pitch Dark. And it's true, the director was less than
thrilled that Shwetha got on a little too well with her co-star (Vijay
Krishna), who's supposed to be the killer in their movie, who kills her in
the movie like Shwetha later died in real life ...
But that's only one
level of reality, the other is that of veteran horror writer Rajiv Dey
(Abhijit Ganguly), who has picked up writing a novel, Pitch Dark,
revolving around Shwetha's murder that has been started by up-and-coming
writer Indranil Deashi (Amjad Prawej), who has died under mysterious
circumstances though ...
A 'Pitch-Dark' Diorama is a
highly interesting and also very enjoyable and enjoyably tense psycho
thriller that doesn't only veer off narratively several times to keep
things interesting, but also is carried by a narrative structure that's
not exactly linear, and that doesn't only cut back and forth between
different levels of time but also different levels of reality, which makes
the whole thing a rather mesmerizing puzzle that's totally left for the
viewer to solve (or not solve, it's really more the enjoyment of the story
than the solution that seems to count here. But that said, what really
glues the viewer to the screen is not a simple game of jigsaw puzzle, but
a story that is well told, that manages to create extreme tension in its
rather slow narrative approach, and that makes the viewer use one's
imagination to read between the lines and come to one's own conclusions.
And add to that a very decent cast, and you've got yourself a very unusual
but nevertheless gripping thriller.
By the way, here's the
... and you can watch the movie here: