When an exiled billionaire mysteriously dies at his birthday party at a Scottish castle, the prime suspects are his close family and friends, each with a motive to kill him. CBI officer Mira Rao must use all her skill to unravel the mystery where nothing is what it seems and everyone hides a secret or two.
“Neeyat,” which translates to “Motive,” is an enthralling Indian Hindi-language mystery film released in 2023. Directed by the talented Anu Menon and produced by Vikram Malhotra under Abundantia Entertainment in collaboration with Amazon Studios, this film boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Vidya Balan, Ram Kapoor, Rahul Bose, Dipannita Sharma, Shashank Arora, Shahana Goswami, Neeraj Kabi, and Amrita Puri. “Neeyat” made its theatrical debut on July 7, 2023.
Plot Summary: The story revolves around Ashish Kapoor (AK), portrayed by Ram Kapoor, an Indian businessman who absconded from India after his dream company suffered a colossal loss of 20,000 crore Rupees, leaving over 10,000 employees unpaid for over two years. To celebrate his birthday, AK hosts a lavish party at his castle in Scotland, inviting close friends and family.
Among the notable guests are Kay Patel (Amrita Puri), AK’s secretary, harboring an intense crush on him; Jimmy Mistry (Rahul Bose), AK’s embittered brother-in-law, resentful of AK’s appointment as his father’s company successor; Ryan (Shashank Arora), AK’s neglected stepson, now a drug addict with a vendetta; Noor (Dipannita Sharma), AK’s former love interest married to Dr. Sanjay Suri (Neeraj Kabi); Zara, AK’s confidante and therapist; Lisa (Shahana Goswami), AK’s current girlfriend; and Lisa’s cousin Sasha, among others.
The tale takes a thrilling twist when a chandelier nearly claims AK’s life during a surprise party. CBI Officer Meera Rao (Vidya Balan) arrives on the scene, and AK stuns his guests by announcing his surrender to the Indian government. Subsequently, a series of dramatic events unfold, including AK’s daring cliff jump, Meera’s assault, and a string of murders. Meera takes charge of the investigation, unraveling motives and connections that link each guest to the sinister occurrences.
As the plot unfolds, confessions and revelations expose the hidden motives behind the murders, leading to a shocking and unexpected climax that leaves viewers on the edge of their seats.
“Neeyat” is a gripping mystery thriller that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats as it unravels a complex web of motives and secrets. With a stellar cast and a plot filled with suspense, this film is a must-watch for fans of the genre.