Poonam Pandey makes her acting debut in sex and obsession film Nasha. Our Bollywood film reviewer, Faisal Saif provides the low-down on the story, performances, direction and music. Find out if it is one to watch or give a miss.
Many of us during our early college and school life have bunked lectures and gone to see some soft porn playing at the nearest cinema in Morning Shows. I am trying to take you in a flashback because Poonam Pandey’s Nasha falls exactly into the category of those films.
Director Amit Saxena who debuted with Bipasha Basu’s Jism in 2003, directs this film. But after watching Nasha, I assure you that you might start to hate Jism too.
Nasha is a story of sex and obsession where Shivam an 18 year old boy falls in love with a woman Poonam Pandey who is 25 (which she obviously doesn’t look). Later Shivam starts fantasising about her sexually. This love later turns into hopeless sexual fantasies.
|The story of the film is good but was handled in a sleazy way.|
|The film has bad performances especially by sleaze queen Poonam Pandey. The new boy Shivam acts good.|
|You wonder why Amit Saxena made this film.|
|The camera work and production values are just okay.|
|The music of the film is good, but doesn't help in the proceedings of the film.|
|Nasha sucks big time. Review Scores by Faisal Saif|
Trust me, Poonam Pandey as an actress is very bad and awful. Despite of her publicity-hungry striptease stunts and challenges, she couldn’t give a single decent expression in any of the love making scenes from the film.
She has made herself a wannabe brand of Kim Kardashian but after Nasha, I don’t think you will want to see her in acting again. New boy Shivam acted well. In fact this was the only cast which went perfectly well. The rest of the characters were boring.
I have no clue what went wrong with Amit Saxena’s brain when he chose this film to make. Or maybe it was Poonam Pandey’s heavy obsession? How can a talented director like Amit Saxena make this?
The story which could have been handled tactfully, leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Camera work and production values are just alright. Music is good but doesn’t help the film in its proceedings.
If you are planning to watch Nasha for your personal reasons (which obviously you know well what I am hinting at), kindly check your DVD library for some nice international titles.
I have heard nowadays even Spanish porn makers make amazing films on such issues… ahem! ahem!! (No offense to anyone please). And if you are looking for something Indian? Search the Torrents for Malayali Aunties etc. because Nasha sucks big time!
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