JL50 Movie Review

JL50 is a sci-fi thriller which is based on time travelling concepts. But not so complicated as dark and the use of time travelling concepts in Indian entertainments is completely new. Director Shailendra Vyas sdopted the concepts of time and memory in a less difficult aspect.

The story begins as news breaks out of a plane crash in the hill town of Lava situated in West Bengal province of India. Everyone thinks the crashed plane is flight AO26 which has been missing. But later it was known that AO26 was just hijacked, did not crash. So a CBI investigation began to unfurl the mystery.

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The investigation takes a stunning flip once it’s discovered that JL50 that crashed a week ago is the same flight that had enigmatically disappeared after taking off from Kolkata thirty five years past. Two passengers from the flight is still alive and one of them was the co pilot of the flight. The CBI officer working on the case is Shantanu (Abhay Deol). Shantanu tracks down a faculty member
of quantum physics (Pankaj Kapoor) who had coincidentally purchased a ticket of the flight but never boarded. His alternative lead is Bihu Ghosh (Ritika Anand), the co pilot of the plane. The other survivor is yet to be found.

The narrative creates the suspense and drama while not obtaining too much technicality regarding science and provision. The topics of quantum physics and time that are meant to support the story, are rapidly handled with an illustrative dialogue or two without getting into details.


Abhay Deol, Pankaj Kapur, Ritika Anand, Piyush Mishra.


Shailendra Vyas