Directed by: Gurmeet Singh
Starring: Santosh Barmola, Suzana Rodrigues, Manjari Fadnis, Varun Sharma, Jitin Gulati, Sumit Suri and Madhurima Tuli
What it's about: Inspired by a real life incident and a copy of an English film Open Water 2, Warning is about seven friends who are sailing and get trapped in the middle of an ocean after they all jump in for a swim. As hours pass, the realisation that they might all end in the watery grave sets in. Fear of drowning is soon overcome by fear of death-by-shark. Do they survive? Does anyone make it out alive…that unfolds.
What's good: The film is well-shot. The length (under two hours) of this ocean adventure is just right for and packs in all the ingredients of a thriller. The star cast is entirely made up of fresh faces save Manjari Fadnis and they are made to look shiny in swimwear rather than dazzle you in the histrionics department.
What's not: The storyline is too thin. It really needed more thrills and chills. For a film advertised as s shark film, and India's first underwater film (didn't Blue do the same?) the shark attacks are tame (or lame). The first half is racy but in the second half offers nothing new.
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