Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Red Swastik, a psycho thriller is the story of an extremely devious serial killer who goes about her mission with a sense of social rectitude. Yet when she is not an angel of death, she is an extremely beautiful and loving human being whom you would like to protect and preserve in your heart.
In a bedroom of a very plush apartment in Mumbai, a middle aged corporate honcho is brutally stabbed to death soon after a wild lovemaking act during the day. The man had apparently engaged the lady when his wife was away to Kolkata on a business trip.
The police is sent into a tizzy because the killer paints a 'swastik' on the forehead of the victim in his own blood which indicates that it is the act of a serial killer who leaves identical signs in several similar retributory executions in Delhi and a few other towns. Soon more such killings are discovered in Mumbai too.
As the hot chase ensues, what emerges is not the simple case of a uni-dimensional psychopath killing on whims, but of a very complex split personality of a psychotically bewildered being. At times tantalizingly sensuous with insatiable sexuality, fiercely protective with maternal possessiveness; brutally unsparing with the fury of an avenger as well gratifyingly warm and caring with the sincerity of a true lover.
The sad revelation in finality is not that of an abhorrent monster but of a vulnerable and beautiful human being who uses her inescapable sexuality merely as a weapon for social rectitude.
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