The Wife Review: Gurmeet Choudhary-Sayani Datta Struggle With The So-Called 'Horror' Film

Here's our review for ZEE5's latest presentation, The Wife, starring Gurmeet Choudhary and Sayani Datta

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The Wife Review: Gurmeet Choudhary-Sayani Datta Struggle With The So-Called 'Horror' Film
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Say 'No' to this one if you are a fan of the horror genre because Zee5 Original, The Wife is anything but scary. The movie stars Gurmeet Choudhary and Sayani Datta and is a supernatural drama. Though I can assure you that it will make you yawn a couple of times.

The plot of the movie is the same old- married couple moving into a house and things started going wrong and in the climax it's revealed that who among the three- pati, patni or the ghar, has a history with the ghost. The story itself is extremely mediocre and the end even more predictable. 

What disappointed me the most were the cliche tactics of provoking fear in the viewer. The opening and closing of doors, things mysteriously disappearing from its place, weird noises (music composer trying his best to make it sound fearful) and some shadow sitting inside the cupboard. Aren't these done and dusted in Ramsay movies, already? Gimmicky characters and bad makeup of our dear ghosts make it worse. 

Performances are quite average. Frankly, I feel the actors don't have much to do in any horror film as it's primarily the direction and screenplay which infuses fear than the acting per se. Gurmeet and Sayani are decent but unfortunately they had a weak film in hand. 

Overall, give your brain rest by taking a good 1.5 hour sleep rather than investing it in watching The Wife. I would say it's blah-worthy and rate it 1.5 stars. 

Image Source: Instagram/the_wife2021, youtube/zee5