The Girl on the Train Review: Parineeti as an alcoholic does justice to her role

The Girl on the Train Review: Parineeti as an alcoholic does justice to her role

Movie: The Girl on the Train

Duration: 120 minutes

Cast: Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Avinash Tiwary, Kirti Kulhari

Director: Ribhu Dasgupta

Release: 26.02.2021

Platform: Netflix


Movie revolves around Mira Kapoor (Parineeti Chopra) who suffers from Amnesia and is an alcoholic. After another character of the movie, Nusrat (Aditi Rao Hydari) gets murdered, all the evidences points towards Mira. She is accused of a murder that she does not remember. Now Mira needs to recall what actually happened on the day of murder.


The movie is the Hindi remake of 2016 Hollywood film with the same name. The Hollywood movie starred Emily Blunt in the lead role and was based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel. The Hollywood version got many awards.

Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra has made her digital debut with this movie. She does justice to her role of Mira who is a divorcee in London and has a drinking habit. She is still stuck on her ex-husband Shekhar (Avinash Tiwary) and resents his second marriage.

Parineeti’s character takes the same train to her work every day and starts to see a couple from the window. Nusrat (Aditi Rao Hydari) and Anand (Shamaun Ahmed) seem to be the picture of contentment.  She gets a point of focus as she observes Nusrat from a distance and builds a fantasy narrative around her. But she sees something she shouldn’t have and becomes a prime suspect in a Nusrat’s brutal murder.

Parineeti’s performance is very impressive and the who did it element in her character is well portrayed by her.

Aditi Rao Hydari did not get much screen time but she made her presence felt as Nusrat. She stands her ground and does a commendable job in the movie. Her beauty perfectly goes with the kind of character she plays. Avinash Tiwary is also very convincing in his role.

The makers of the movie had tried to give their own colour to it for the Indian audience. The plot of movie is very interesting and keeps the audience invested. The hardwork put by each and every person in the movie can be seen and is praiseworthy.

The dialogues of the movie have been retained from the Hollywood version but lacks the kind of impact they originally had.

For those who have watched the 2016 Hollywood film, there are surprises in the last 15 minutes. On the other hand for those who haven’t watched the Hollywood version the surprises might be a little more. Overall the movie is an earnest effort by the whole crew to reconstruct what is perceived as a cult-classic-in-the-making.


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