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Nail Polish is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language legal thriller drama film written and directed by Bugs Bhargava Krishna.Produced by Pradeep Uppoor, Seema Mohaptra, Jahanara Bhagava and Dhirajj Vinodd Kapoor with the production house as Ten Years Younger Production. Starring Arjun Rampal, Manav Kaul, Madhoo, Rajit Kapur and Anand Tiwari, the film follows the trial of a famous social activist who is accused of raping and murdering two migrant children while also suspected of killing others.Nail Polish premiered on ZEE5 on 1 January 2021.

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Is Nail Polish movie on true story?

The ZEE5 Original OTT film has been earning praise for its gripping tale and refreshing take on courtroom battles. … Inspired by a true story, Nail Polish takes viewers on a journey through the uncertainties of the human mind and stars Arjun Rampal, Manav Kaul and Ranjit Kapoor in lead roles.

Nail Polish Story

Nail Polish, starring Manav Kaul, Arjun Rampal, Anand Tiwari and Rajit Kapur, is inspired by real-life events, and this makes it more susceptible to scrutiny as the audience draws parallels between the events happening on the screen and what can actually happen in real life.

Nail Polish Movie Info

Directed by Bugs Bhargava Krishna
Written by Bugs Bhargava Krishna
Produced by
  • Pradeep Uppoor
  • Seema Mohaptra
  • Jahanara Bhagava
  • Dhirajj Vinodd Kapoor
  • Arjun Rampal
  • Manav Kaul
  • Madhoo
  • Anand Tiwari
  • Rajit Kapur
Cinematography Deep Metkar
Edited by Tinni Mitra
Harshad Palsule
Music by Sanjay Wandrekar
Ten Years Younger Productions
Distributed by ZEE5
Release date

1 January 2021

Running time
128 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi


No. Title Singers Length
1. Gustakh Mausam Vibha Saraf & Ronit Chaterji 3:13


  • Nail Polish, written and directed by Bugs Bhargava Krishna, stars Arjun Rampal, Manav Kaul, Anand Tiwari and Rajit Kapur. It’s a legal thriller that explores the uncertainty of the human mind.
    —Devdeepa Mukherjee
  • 36 children have been brutally killed and burned in and around Lucknow. This crime wave lasts for five years without anyone being arrested or charged. A newly appointed police officer, faced with two more such killings, stumbles upon clues that lead him to arrest a very surprising suspect. The trial seems to be proceeding as expected when it takes a totally unexpected twist that throws the court room into turmoil, creating an emotional and psychological roller coaster that hurtles to an ending that will leave the audience thinking long and hard.
    —Devdeepa Mukherjee
  • Lucknow is rocked by a serial killer who kills kids of migrant workers and later burns their bodies DCP Sunil Sachdeva finds evidence connecting to his friend a cricket coach Veer Singh whose also a former Army undercover spy.Thou all the evidences prove he is guilty but Veer pleads to be innocent,Siddarth Jaisingh a top defense lawyer decides to take his case as he is promised a Rajya Sabha seat by a politician while Anand Tiwari is appointed a prosecution lawyer.While serving in jail Veer is tried to be molested by goons but he ignores them Siddarth tries to bail him at any cost when things seem to be out of control Veer attacks the goon but in turn is attacked by other jail mates leaving him in bad state.After Veer recovers he has lost his memory and suddenly he starts remembering everything but there is a change in his body language and calls himself a Kashmiri women Charu Raina.

Release Dates

India 1 January 2021

Also Known As (AKA)

(original title) Nail Polish
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Production Companies

  • Ten Years Younger Productions
  • Neo Films
  • Dhirajj Walks Of Art


  • Zee5 (2020) (India) (all media)
  • Zee5 (2021) (World-wide) (video)

Nail Polish movie review

Director Bugs Bhargava Krishna’s Nail Polish is a court procedural in the strictest sense of the term. Written by Krishna himself, Nail Polish is about a popular social activist, Veer Singh (Manav Kaul), accused of raping and murdering two poor migrant children and suspected of having killed dozens of others. The case is being prosecuted by Amit Kumar (Anand Tiwari), while the lawyer for Singh is a seemingly soulless rich fellow called Sid Jaisingh (Arjun Rampal). Judge Bhushan (Rajit Kapur) is hearing the case.

Krishna is an advertising professional and a familiar face as an actor. Not for him the “dhai kilo ka haath” style of Bollywood dialogues in a courtroom. In Nail Polish, he keeps the thunder and lightning, trumpets and drum rolls determinedly away, to deliver an appropriately understated, effectively low-key film.

The twist in this unusual tale is dramatic but presented without melodrama. No more information can be given since the element of astonishment is crucial here. You will have gathered from the trailer that the film deals with human psychology – “The mind commits the crime, the body takes the blame” are the opening words in the voiceover. This much can also be said: Nail Polish touches upon aspects of sexual violence rarely discussed in Hindi cinema or in Indian society at large. It does both the above in a pared-down fashion uncharacteristic of Bollywood, clinically, systematically and matter-of-factly chronicling the trial, revealing only bare essentials of the lawyers’ and judge’s backgrounds while giving Veer Singh a backstory with depth and detail.

The only time the film strays away from its purposefulness is with a needless albeit short song inserted into the narrative to recount a man-woman romance in a formulaic, cursory fashion. Since the man in the equation has already been elaborated upon, this motif serves the same purpose here that it serves in most Indian films resorting to it: in a virtually all-male world, it offers visual relief in the form of a pretty female face without investing in the characterisation of that woman (Samreen Kaur).

The woman in question is crucial to the plot but is written sparingly – the story remains, from start to finish, of and about men, notwithstanding nicely done asides about the judge’s alcoholic wife (Madhoo Shah) and the public prosecutor’s family.

Nail Polish movie review Manav Kaul screams subtlety in a restrained and engaging psychological thriller

Arjun Rampal and Manav Kaul in a still from Nail Polish.

Nail Polish is, despite that lacuna, noteworthy and interesting. The performances by all the actors are restrained and well-matched to the film’s unfussy style. Krishna clearly hasn’t forgotten that Rampal’s looks have a huge fan following, and with that in mind, he gives the model-turned-actor a lovely shot draped in a white towel, but is careful to keep the shot brief.

Manav Kaul deserves to be singled out for his exceedingly subtle enactment of a role that might easily have been reduced to a certain kind of Bollywood cliché but in his hands is not. The director too deserves kudos for not demanding a stereotypical routine from the actor – to explain further would involve spoilers.

Nail Polish does not dwell at great length on sexual violence, but the mere acknowledgement of an area of violence usually left untouched by Hindi cinema is significant. It does not deliver a PhD thesis on mental health either, but by not misinforming the public in the way too many Hindi films have done in the past, it serves an important purpose.

Most of the events in Nail Polish occur in Uttar Pradesh – I missed a local flavour in the narrative although the passing reference to the state’s politics is amusing. And after treating the viewer’s intelligence with respect throughout, it could have done without that last shot of Veer Singh’s face that overtly tries to suggest a reading of the situation to the audience. Overall though, Nail Polish is a smartly handled, intriguing, well-acted psychological thriller that comes as a pleasant surprise.

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