“Farrey,” directed by Soumendra Padhi, unfolds the gripping tale of Niyati, portrayed by Alizeh Agnihotri, an orphan prodigy whose academic brilliance propels her from a local orphanage in Delhi to an elite school on scholarship. The film, an official adaptation of Nattawut Poonpriya’s ‘Bad Genius,’ navigates Niyati’s journey from academic excellence to a perilous world of cheating orchestrated by her affluent friends.
The screenplay by Abhishek Yadav and Soumendra Padhi delves into the moral complexities faced by Niyati as she becomes entangled in a high-stakes cheating racket. The narrative skillfully explores the lure of higher rewards juxtaposed against the escalating risks she faces. The character development, especially that of Alizeh Agnihotri’s Niyati, is commendable, capturing the nuances of her internal conflict.
The cinematography by Keiko Nakahara adds visual depth to the story, enhancing the suspense and intensity of pivotal moments. The movie’s ensemble cast, including Sahil Mehta, Prasanna Bisht, Zeyn Shaw, Ronit Roy, Juhi Babbar Soni, and Shilpa Shukla, delivers convincing performances that contribute to the overall impact of the film.
While the film successfully maintains tension throughout, it skillfully underscores the potential consequences of Niyati’s choices. “Farrey” stands out as a thought-provoking drama that goes beyond the surface of academic pressure, shedding light on the moral dilemmas faced by its characters. Soumendra Padhi’s direction and the collaborative efforts of the cast and crew make “Farrey” a compelling watch, leaving the audience with lingering questions about the price of success and the true meaning of achievement.