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OTTplay Lost and Found - The Bypass ( Short )

There’s something decidedly eerie about thrillers set in locations divorced from civilisation. The nature of the construct is such that one isn’t bound by societal rules. And that drives characters to resort to unimaginable acts, sometimes in an attempt to just survive. Amit Kumar’s chilling 2003 short The Bypass starring the likes of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the late Irrfan Khan, takes us on a helluva ride and it’s our Lost and Found for today.

  • Nikhil Kumar

Last Updated: 12.22 PM, May 09, 2022

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OTTplay Lost and Found - The Bypass ( Short )

Lost and Found

There’s something decidedly eerie about thrillers set in locations divorced from civilisation. The nature of the construct is such that one isn’t bound by societal rules. And that drives characters to resort to unimaginable acts, sometimes in an attempt to just survive. Amit Kumar’s chilling 2003 short The Bypass starring the likes of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the late Irrfan Khan, takes us on a helluva ride and it’s our Lost and Found for today.

The film opens to a newlywed couple struggling to keep their hands to themselves as they drive through a desert in an Ambassador. We find a couple of dubious characters perched at a precarious position behind a dune, possibly waiting to spring into action at a precise point. Soon, one of them lobs a rock at the car driving past and manages to catch the windshield leading to a disastrous turn of events. Their devious plan seems obvious. Relieving the blood-covered young couple of their belongings, the two desert thieves seem relentless. While the husband succumbs to the crash, the wife seems to be barely alive and moaning in agony. A smooth swish of the axe across her neck does the job. The same tool is then used to hack the husband’s wrist to retrieve his watch which seems to be lodged between the steering wheel. And you know right away, that this is not a film for the faint-hearted.

The Bypass spends no time in setting the tone. It’s a film that will keep you tense and terrified through the proceedings and drive your imagination to expect the worst at every turn.

The 2003 film is one of Siddiqui’s early screen appearances at a time when he would feature in blink-and-miss parts in films such as Munnabhai MBBS, Shool and Sarfarosh. Khan, who plays a cop here, is in inimitable form and one can only appreciate the actor’s ability to infuse various shades to his character.

Giving away how this one folds up will be an utter spoiler and we’d rather you find out for yourself. What we can assure you is that this film would definitely be the most chilling 15 minutes of your day.

Catch this short streaming on Youtube.

Well thats the OTTplay Lost and Found for today, until the next episode its your host Nikhil signing out.

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