Nail polish has been streamed on Zee5 on 1st January amid new expectations and challenges of the new year. Starring Arjun Rampal, Manav Kaul, Anand Tiwari and Rajit Kapoor, the film is a court-room drama in which Arjun Rampal is a defense lawyer and is seen cross-examining Manav Kaul, accused of murdering children. Nail polish may have been promoted as a court-room drama, but it has the potential to be called a psychological-thriller, which is closely related to the film’s title Nail Polish.
The story of nail polish begins with Veer Singh (Manav Kaul), who runs a cricket training academy in Lucknow, who is accused of burning corpses after raping and killing two children. In the state, the state is in a hot state after Vir Singh was caught in the wake of misdemeanor crimes against children. The opposition political party is responsible for saving Vir Singh from the thunderbolt to serve his interests. The famous criminal lawyer Sid Jai Singh (Arjun Rampal) Gives to In return, Rajya Sabha seat is offered to Jai Singh.
On the other hand, in view of public anger due to missing children and murder cases, the state administration hands over the case to Public Prosecutor Amit Kumar (Anand Tiwari) to get Veer Singh punished severely. The case goes to the court of Judge Kishore Bhushan (Rajit Kapoor) and then a series of arguments begins. On the basis of DNA sampling of a piece of skin from the mouth of a slain child, it is almost decided in the court that the children have been killed by Veer Singh. Earlier, the police had recovered a live baby boy, who had been arrested in large enclosures, from the basement in Veer Singh’s farm house, on the basis of which he was arrested.
Based on the statements of various witnesses during the cross-examination, some sensational things are revealed about Veer Singh, which is related to his merciless past. It also comes to light that Ranjit, who is an trained under cover agent of the army, has gone and can go to any extent to execute his mission. All these things go against Veer Singh. Veer Singh, who is severely injured after an attack by prisoners in prison, is admitted to the hospital, where a new form of his personality appears.
Veer starts calling himself Charu Raina and behaves in the same way. Applies nail polish. Desires to grow his hair long. The investigation by the court-appointed psychiatrist makes some more shocking revelations, which further weaken his side. Now the debate in the court begins on whether or not Veer Singh is there in front of them, for whom should the case be fought and whom should be punished? The question is whether Veer Singh is pretending or is he really mentally unstable? In the end, the judges give such a decision, which is appreciated by all.
The story and screenplay of Nail Polish is written by its director Bugs Bhargava Krishna. The story is layered and is able to engage the viewer through the screenplay, but is also quite predictable. The most important part of the story is the revelations about Veer Singh’s past. The visuals ahead are known beforehand, but this does not diminish the eagerness to watch the film, as by this point the thrill of nail polish has caught the viewer.
Some things have also been ignored in the screenplay, due to which many things are not clear. Political conspiracy conspiracies have been shown through simply dialogues and phone calls. Jai Singh, the character of Arjun Rampal, hates his father so much that he uses his photo as a target while playing a dart game, but why is this? However, an attempt has been made to tell through one or two dialogues that Veer Singh might not like his mannerisms. This track could be elevated.
The scenes of the personal life of the three main characters of the film, Veer Singh, Judge Bhushan and Public Prosecutor Amit are totally ineffective. He seems to have been used as a mere formality to break the monotony of the screenplay. Even if these scenes were not there, the story of nail polish would not matter.
The real hero of the nail polish story is Manav Kaul, whose performance did not let its thrill diminish. From the carelessness of the character of Veer Singh to the transformation of Charu Raina, Manav Kaul performed well. This character has its own complexities and emotional graphs. Humans playing the character of Charu do not wander for a single moment. Arjun Rampal has played the role of defense lawyer Jai Singh with seriousness. There is balance in his acting. He has not allowed his character to be loud. Rajit Kapoor suits the character of an experienced and brilliant judge.
Madhu is seen in the role of the judge’s wife. However, this character is just for Khanapurti. Nail polish’s supporting cast are its weaknesses. His acting is sometimes over-dramatized. The production quality of the film does not look impressive. Particularly, the texture and furnishings of the prison and court sets reflect artificiality. These things weaken director Bugs Bhargava Krishna’s direction. However, they can be ignored for nail polish twists and turns.