The ApunKaChoice movie review of Chitkabrey - Shades Of Grey. Films that flaunt boastful tags even before their release are to be taken with a pinch of salt. And director Suneet Arora’s Chitkabrey - Shades of Grey slaps the lofty tag of being the ‘boldest ever subject’ on the viewers, but turns out to be an utter mess to guarantee you a headache, if you manage to endure the torture unleashed for the film’s entire running length.
What exactly is this ‘bold’ subject? A bunch of old friends from the same college are brought together in a party whose host no one has a clue about. The mystery host eventually turns out to be their -- and our -- tormentor as he holds seven couples hostage to exact revenge for something wrong they did to him fifteen freaking years ago.
This tormentor (Ravi Kishan) who mouths chaste Hindi and looks every bit a psycho on the loose actually is a victim of ragging done by the bunch in college days. Now, he holds them hostage and tells them to make deep and dark confessions about their lives if they want to go free.
Chitkabrey - Shades of Grey is replete with skin show and lovemaking scenes. If that is what the makers meant by being ‘bold’, we concur. But the film has nothing more to offer. It’s preachy, it’s pointless, and in fact even silly.
The performances are nothing to write home about and even Ravi Kishan, an otherwise good actor, makes a total caricature of himself.