The story unfolds in a sleepy town in remote Rajasthan. Lakhot. This is a story of a simple man, living an ordinary life who goes nonchalantly about the murkiness of his surroundings, before finding himself in a soup and ultimately, redeeming himself.
Navdeep Singh's directorial debut, Manorama, Six Feet Under, feels like you're reading one of Surender Mohan Pathak's detective novels. It's brazenly noir in nature, and has perfect mix of exotic locales and weirdly interesting characters.
Suspended PWD engineer Satyaveer (Abhay Deol) is visited by a mysterious woman who asks him to pursue her husband, powerful local MLA. A failed detective novel writer, SV sets out to shadow P P Rathore (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) and finds more than he would have wished for. The mysterious woman dies a cruel death. Suddenly, nothing is as it seems.
Director Navdeep Singh takes us back to 70s and 80s pulp fiction novellas with quirky storyline and quirkier characters. Best Friend, foul-mouthed Brijmohan (Vinay Pathak), cribbing wife (Gul Panag, brilliant), nosy neighbour (Brijendra Kala) or funny, but brutal, pair of local goons (one of them Nawazuddin)..every character is criminally original.