Nail Polish is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language legal thriller drama film written and directed by Bugs Bhargava Krishna. It stars Arjun Rampal, Manav Kaul, Madhoo, Rajit Kapur, Anand Tiwari and Samreen Kaur. The film follows the trial of a famous social activist who is accused of raping and murdering two migrant children while also suspected of killing others.
The film premiered on ZEE5 on 1 January 2021. It received positive reviews from critics, with praise for Rampal’s performance and Krishna’s direction.
The film was nominated for four Filmfare Awards, including Best Actor for Rampal, Best Supporting Actor for Kaul, Best Supporting Actress for Madhoo and Best Music Director for Sanjay Wandrekar. It won the award for Best Actor for Rampal.
Nail Polish begins with the discovery of the bodies of two migrant children, who have been sexually assaulted and murdered. The police investigation leads them to Veer Singh, a well-known social activist who has been working with migrant children for many years. Veer is arrested and charged with the murders.
Sid Jaisingh, a high-profile defence lawyer, is assigned to defend Veer. Sid is initially reluctant to take on the case, as he believes that Veer is guilty. However, he is eventually persuaded by Veer’s wife, Meera (Madhoo), to represent him.
Sid begins his defence by trying to discredit the prosecution’s case. He argues that the police investigation was flawed and that the evidence against Veer is circumstantial. He also tries to raise doubts about Veer’s mental state, suggesting that he may be suffering from a dissociative identity disorder.
The trial is long and complex, and the jury is eventually deadlocked. The judge orders a retrial, but Veer is found dead in his cell before the trial can begin.
The Nail Polish ends with Sid reflecting on the case. He believes that Veer was innocent, but he also knows that he will never know for sure. He is left with the question of whether justice was served.
Nail Polish is a well-made and suspenseful film. The performances by Arjun Rampal and Manav Kaul are excellent, and the film raises some interesting questions about justice and the human mind. However, the film is also somewhat flawed. The ending is unsatisfying, and the film’s message about justice is unclear. Overall, Nail Polish is a good film, but it is not a great one.