The Girl On The Train Review: Parineeti Chopra's Film pales in comparison with the Hollywood version

The Girl on the Train is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language mystery thriller starring Parineeti Chopra & Aditi Rao directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. Here is a complete review of Netflix Original. Check out the full movie review of The Girl On the Train below.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 27, 2021 17:23 IST
The Girl On The Train Review: Parineeti Chopra's Film pales in comparison with the Hollywood version
The Girl On The Train

Cast: Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari, Avinash Tiwary, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Nisha Aaliya Shamaun & Ahmed Monisha Hassen 

Director: Ribhu Dasgupta 

Producer: Reliance Entertainment

Streaming on: Netflix

Rating: 1/5

The Girl On The Train Movie Review

The Girl On The Train Review- A psychological thriller with too many arbitrary twists for its own good, The Girl On The Train, a Netflix presentation, runs out of steam pretty quickly and degenerates into a bumpy ride.

'The Girl On The Train'  written and directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, deviates sharply and frequently from the source material (British author Paula Hawkins' bestseller of the same, based on which Emily Blunt led Hollywood movie was released in 2016) and loses its way in a maze of cliches.

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Is this adaptation as good as the Hollywood one in which Emily Blunt had played the lead character role? Check 'The Girl on the Train' review below to know whether you should watch this movie or not.

Parineeti plays Mira Kapoor who used to be a successful lawyer, now divorced and an alcoholic. She regularly blacks out after binge drinking and has trouble remembering recent events when she is sober. She’s accused of frequently harassing her ex-husband. She also no longer has a job and seems to be finding it difficult to handle her addiction problems.

While returning to her home from her office, Mira sees a couple every day and they seem to have a perfect life - a life that she once had or could have had. When Nusrat - the girl - Mira watches every day goes missing - a needle of suspicion points at her. Why would Mira want Nusrat gone? That’s what the police are trying to find out

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For those of you who have read the novel or watched the previous adaptation - this story is supposed to play out like a psychological thriller. As a part of the audience, you are at times convinced that ‘the girl on the train’ is most likely the killer, while at other times she comes across as a soft target. It is frustrating that her actions seem to incriminate her when you so desperately want her to be proved innocent….

In The Girl On The Train movie, Parineeti fails to internalize the chaos that is going on within the girl - the guilt, the conflict, the disbelief, and the basic instinct for survival where she wants to believe and prove she’s innocent.

In comparison with the Hollywood version, Emily Blunt’s eyes and her struggle to remember what actually happened - Parineeti as the staggering Mira is over-the-top. In simple words, Your heart doesn’t go out to this protagonist.

The writing and screenplay are shoddy and don’t have the tension needed to keep the audience hooked. An alleged killer has escaped, is on the loose, and is roaming about freely doing their own investigation - how do you make allowance for such lapses?

As far as The Girl On The Train movie review goes, Parineeti fails to internalize the chaos that is going on within the girl - the guilt, the conflict, the disbelief, and the basic instinct for survival where she wants to believe and prove she’s innocent.

Parineeti Chopra as Mira
Parineeti Chopra as Mira

While concluding The Girl On The Train review, we would like to say- The writing and screenplay are shoddy and don’t have the tension needed to keep the audience hooked. An alleged killer has escaped, is on the loose, and is roaming about freely doing their own investigation - how can the creators make allowance for such lapses is a question itself.