Story (Synopsis of the film): Set in New Castle, UK, ‘Phhir’ revolves around Kabir Malhotra (Rajneesh Duggal), a doctor by profession, who is head over heels in love with his wife Sia (Roshni Chopra). Everything looks rosy until, one fine evening, when hell breaks loose, as Kabir discovers that Sia's missing without any intimation. Police comes into the picture, but someone, who really leads Kabir to unravel the mystery, is Disha (Ada Shah). Actually, Disha is blessed with a strange skill- to foresee things with a mere touch. Now, how will Disha help out Kabir and the police to reach out to Sia, is the rest of the story. Story Treatment: ‘Phhir’ penned by Vikram Bhatt, is an outdated plot, which doesn’t appeal even a bit. Although, one can’t take away the credit of writing a crisp screenplay from Vikram, the bottom line is that ‘Phhir’ is a flick with style, but no substance. Advanced computer technology fails to impress, when writer/director puts forth a character, who bores one to death with her unbelievable ‘touch therapy’. The fact that the cops of a city like New Castle are amazingly handicapped and can’t do without a touch therapist (Disha), is highly indigestible. Star Cast: Rajneesh Duggal looks good, as a romantic chocolate boy, but falls flat at expressing fear and sorrow. Adah Sharma is impresses most of the times, but her character that of a touch therapist, becomes too irritating after one point of time. Roshni Chopra leaves a mark in her small but pivotal role. Parag Tyagi, as a police officer acts well, but due to his poor characterisation, his performance lacks a punch. Mohan Agashe as a father, is brilliant. Direction: Girish Dhamija impresses one in the initial 20 minutes, as he doesn’t waste time in establishing the story. But as soon as the ‘Sia search operation’ begins, the plot starts losing threads. The second half could have been actually wrapped up faster, as the film's plot- with various twists and turns of past-life karmas, becomes completely predicatble. Music/ cinematography/ Dialogues/Editing : Music is barely registered, although it goes with the flow of the story. Cinematography is noteworthy, as Praveen Bhatt captures the locales beautifully, along with the crisp camera moves, complementing the suspence element of the film. Dialogues are not intriguing and leave one totally numb at points. Editing is good and again syncs in with the crisp screenplay. 3 Ups and 3 Downs : A racy screenplay, good editing and decent cinematography are the high points of the film. Extremely dragged second half, in terms of direction, dialogues and non-impressive music, are the drawbacks. Overall, ‘Phhir’ is a flick, which can be easily given a miss.