Review Of Hostel: Not Perfect For New Year Release!
December 31, 2010 (FM): Film: Hostel
Writer-Director: Manish Gupta
Cast: Vatsal Seth, Tulip Joshi, Mukesh Tewari
Music-Lyrics: Virag Mishra
Director Manish Gupta, has made a very nice issue based movie that will help to create alarm about the evils of ragging. Vatsal Seth is signed again after Toh Baat Pakki as the lead hero. The 30 year old actor has done justice to his role as a college guy, who becomes victim of ruthless ragging by the seniors in hostel.
The film is an honest attempt by the writer-director Manish Gupta to show our society the plight of such students, who are tortured, raped and stripped in the name of ragging.
Tulip Joshi has again tried her hands in Bollywood after 2009 comedy Daddy Cool. She plays the lead heroine in Hostel, which shows the worst side of educational institutions in India.
In India, every year, several students attempt suicide due to the humiliation faced in the name of ragging. The sadistic practice in hostels and colleges has been represented very authentically in this film. But the director has chosen wrong occasion to release the film because everyone will be in the partying mood and this is a film based on a serious issue. Audience would ask for entertainment so the film might not get that much response.