U-Turn is an upcoming supernatural thriller film in Hindi, scheduled to release in 2023. Directed by Arif Khan and written by Parvez Sheikh and Radhika Anand, the movie features Alaya F, Priyanshu Painyuli, Aashim Gulati, Manu Rishi, and Rajesh Sharma in pivotal roles.
U-Turn Hindi Movie 2023 Cast, Plot, Production, & Reception
Produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor, U-Turn is an official remake of the 2016 Kannada film of the same name. This Hindi adaptation marks the seventh Indian-language remake of the original film. U-Turn was released on April 28, 2023, exclusively on the streaming platform ZEE5.
The film opens with a scene where a man is driving on the NTPC flyover in Chandigarh. Suddenly, he receives a call instructing him to return to a specific location. Without thinking much, he moves the stones that serve as dividers on the flyover, takes an illegal U-turn, and drives down the wrong side of the road, forgetting to put the stones back in their original positions.
Tragically, the man meets with a fatal accident soon after. Fast forward a year or two, Radhika Bakshi, an intern at a local newspaper, takes an interest in investigating the incidents where people lose their lives due to misplaced stones. She discovers that the illegal U-turns and the failure of the Regional Transport Office (RTO) and the police to take action against this practice are the underlying causes of these fatalities.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Alaya F||Radhika Bakshi|
|Priyanshu Painyuli||Arjun Sinha|
|Manu Rishi||Indarjeet Singh Dhillon|
|Rajesh Sharma||HSP Saxena|
|Grusha Kapoor||Radhika’s mother|
Priyanshu Painyuli (better known for his role as Bhavesh Joshi) gives a decent performance as an empathetic and astute cop.
Ashim Gulati as Radhika’s love interest, Aditya Iyer, has an interesting role and he does well.
In the movie U-Turn, the main cast includes Alaya F, Aashim Gulati, Rajesh Sharma, and Manu Rishi Chadha. They portray crucial roles in the film’s storyline. Additionally, there are several supporting roles played by talented actors, contributing to the overall ensemble of the movie.
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The music for the film U-Turn is composed by a talented trio consisting of Jeet Gannguli, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, and Sundeep Goswami. The lyrics for the songs are penned by Kumaar, Rashmi Virag, Sundeep Goswami, and Kanchhan Srivas. Together, they have contributed to the musical elements of the film, enhancing the overall experience for the audience.
The shoot of the film started in July 2021 in Chandigarh. The film was wrapped by the end of January 2022.
Official Release Poster
|Based on||U Turn
by Pawan Kumar
|Directed by||Arif Khan|
|Music by||Score: Ketan Sodha
Songs: Jeet Gannguli, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Sundeep Goswami
|Produced by||Shobha Kapoor
|Release date||28 April 2023|
|Running time||101 minutes|
|Story by||Pawan Kumar|
|Written by||Parvez Sheikh
Following the launch of the film’s trailer on April 13, 2023, lead actress Alaya F clarified that U-Turn is an adaptation of the 2016 Kannada film, rather than a direct remake. Director Arif Khan echoed this sentiment, referring to it as an “inspiration” rather than a remake. He emphasized that although the plot of the Hindi film bears similarities to the original Kannada film, the stories are distinct from each other.
Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV gave U-Turn a rating of 2 stars out of 5 and mentioned that the film takes an ill-advised turn in its final act. Shubhra Gupta from The Indian Express rated the movie 1.5 stars out of 5 and criticized the remake for unnecessary changes from the tight and twisty source material, even stating that those unfamiliar with the original Kannada film would find the Hindi version choppy.
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