'Forensic' is a whodunnit psychological crime thriller that unravels the identity of a serial killer with the aid of the forensic division. The plot centers on a string of kidnappings that take place in Mussoorie and the investigation officer and the forensic department's efforts to solve the case. The movie introduces the concept of children committing serial murders by using the case of Amarjeet Sada, who is known all over the world as "India's youngest serial killer". It also sheds light on the psychological factors and early trauma that contribute to the development of serial killers and psychopaths.
Director Vishal Furia's remake of the Malayalam movie of the same name that starred Tovino Thomas and Mamta Mohandas in the lead roles. After retaining some of the original story's elements, this Hindi remake includes a number of unexpected twists that create a completely unique experience. And even if you've seen the original, it wouldn't be incorrect to say that everyone will still enjoy a heart-pounding experience thanks to the fast-paced screenplay written by Vishal Kapoor, Ajit Shashikant Jagtap, and Adhir Bhatt. A whodunnit crime thriller requires a gloomy aesthetic, which the film has in spades.
It begins with the tragic tale of an eight-year-old boy whose violent father preferred his daughter over him. As a result of this, the boy became a dangerous and vengeful individual. The next sequence shows the girls going missing on their birthdays, followed by Megha Sharma, the investigating officer, searching for the victim. When they discovered that these innocent girls were being murdered, they enlisted the help of forensic expert Johnny Khanna to find the perpetrator.
Right from the beginning, the intense atmosphere and dark tone sets up the mood of the film. The dramatic twists and turns of the story, which are required for these genres, as well as the fact that it is unpredictable from the beginning, make it the most intriguing aspect. Many crime thrillers in Hindi cinema, such as Drishyam and others, have shown cops failing to find the culprit; however, this film demonstrates the prowess of police and other departments in attempting to solve crimes. The film depicts in great detail how forensic investigators examine crime scenes for evidence, such as blood, fluid, fingerprints, or residue, in order to determine how a crime occurred.
Forensic features Radhika and Vikrant in prominent roles. Vikrant Massey plays a convincing forensic expert who is meticulous in gathering crime-related evidence and making it appear authentic to viewers. He has some funny one-liners and his 'Johnny Johnny' riddle began as a clever trick before becoming a running gag. Radhika Apte instantly makes you root for Megha, ably depicting an honest officer who wants to crack the case and save the victims. Despite Vikrant and Radhika's characters' romantic past, both of them make a great team together. Dr. Ranjana, played by Prachi Desai, is a pivotal character in the story. She is convincing as a child psychiatrist.
Another highlight is the setting of a small town and the naturally beautiful shots of the mountains and the woods. Backed by superb performances and strong writing, 'Forensic' is an engaging edge-of-the-seat crime thriller.