Michael Winterbottom’s gripping thriller follows Jay (Dev Patel), a man on a mission that quickly goes awry. Arriving in Pakistan, he must stage an abduction of Samira (Radhika Apte) ahead of her arranged marriage. But before she can be reunited with her lover, they are pushed into events beyond their control.
Patel's Jay is a steely enigma, a man with a particular set of skills who we follow across India. Winterbottom creates a real sense of place, and turns up the heat both with taut action and smouldering romance. Told with spare efficiency, this is a compelling modern noir.