Director: Deepak Tijori
Cast: Sunny Deol, Arjun Rampal, Udita Goswami, Sagarika Ghatge
Fox, which had been projected as a suspense-thriller, exhausts the audience completely after the first hour, where the introductions happen along with lousy love stories, redundant songs and an interval point. That is when you realise that you are in a theatre watching a movie.
Arjun Kapoor (Arjun Rampal), who is a criminal lawyer, is famous for acquitting the worst of convicts. But very soon he finds himself guilty and hence, quits the profession and leaves for Goa. There he meets an old man, who gives him a book requesting him to publish it before his death.
Incidentally, the book becomes the best seller and the credits go to Arjun Rampal. But he finds himself in deep trouble after he is arrested by inspector Yashwant Deshmukh (Sunny Deol) stating that the novel is actually about real murders which had taken place, for which he accuses Arjun. Now Arjun has to prove himself innocent.
The plot is basically an imaginative one, but Deepak had done a bad work on the script as well as direction. The songs are pointless, preventable and lack lustre. The screenplay could have been much concise and cinematography much more consistent. The editing does not complement the thriller genre of the film at all and is also very dull.
Arjun Rampal has essayed his character beautifully, especially in the second half where he tries to prove his innocence. Sunny Deol as the investigation officer, who believes in Arjun, has also done a decent job.
The script has some characters posing as the usual suspects which I feel was not required at all.
Sagarika Ghatge is passable while Udita Goswami gets no scope.
The climax could momentarily impress you but on second thoughts when you mull over the mystery, it might sound extremely improbable. It seems as if the real perpetrator was almost laying a suicide trap for himself.
In short, Fox is a cinematic blunder.