Vodka Diaries

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Vodka Diaries is a 2018 Indian thriller film co-produced and directed by Kushal Srivastava. Set in contemporary Manali, the story revolves around a club called Vodka Diaries, where few murders occur and their investigation. The film was produced under the banner of K'Scope Entertainment Pvt.Ltd. & Vishalraj Films & Production Pvt.Ltd and was released on 19 January 2018.[2][3]

Vodka Diaries
Vodka Diaries - Poster
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kushal Srivastava
Produced by
  • Vishal Karkera
  • Vishal Raj
  • Kushal Srivastava
  • Atul Pupneja
  • Vivek Sudhindra Kulshrestha
Written by Vaibhav Bajpai
Music by Songs
Sandesh Shandilya
Harry Anand
Background Music
Sanjoy Chowdhury
Cinematography Maneesh Chandra Bhatt
Edited by Aalaap Majgavkar
K'Scope Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Vishalraj Films & Production Pvt.Ltd
Distributed by AA FILMS
Release date
19 January 2018
Country India
Box office 1.26 crore[1]


In the misty town of Manali, ACP Ashwini Dixit is in quest to solve series of mysterious murders happening over a single night,which seem to be connected to a night club, Vodka Diaries.



Vodka Diaries
Soundtrack album by Parvaaz Band, Sandesh Shandilya & Harry Anand
Released 9 February 2018[6]
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 16:14
Label Zee Music Company
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The soundtrack of Vodka Diaries has been composed by Parvaaz Band, Sandesh Shandilya and Harry Anand.

No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Beparwah" Khalid Ahamed and Kashif Iqbal Parvaaz Band Khalid Ahamed 05:44
2. "Sakhi Ri" Aalok Shrivastav Sandesh Shandilya Ustad Rashid Khan & Rekha Bhardwaj 03:59
3. "Heeriye" Harry Anand Harry Anand Labh Janjua & Shalmali Kholgade 03:06
4. "Angoor" Harry Anand Harry Anand Harry Anand 03:25


Critical response

Rajeev Masand criticized the film saying that, "The gorgeous snow laden landscape of Manali is the setting for Vodka Diaries, which starts out as a whodunit, quickly turns into a psychological thriller, before it finally reveals itself to be a waste of time." and gave the film a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5.[7] Lasyapriya Sundaram of The Times of India appreciated the performances of the actors but criticized the poor writing saying that, "What works for the film are the performances by its lead actors. Kay Kay Menon, does the best he can with the material at hand. But even an accomplished performer like him cannot save a film that sounds conceptually good, but is derailed by its poor execution. The film's dialogue writing also leaves much to be desired. While the mystery should be intriguing in a suspense thriller, what remains a mystery is the lack of anything intriguing." and gave the film a rating of 2 stars out of 5.[8] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express gave the film a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5 and said that, "On paper, Vodka Diaries, starring Kay Kay Menon, Raima Sen, Mandira Bedi, Sharib Hashmi, may have sounded like an engaging whodunit. But what we see is clearly not."[9] Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times gave the film a rating of 2 stars out of 5 and said that, "Vodka Diaries is about under-utilised actors and losing a promising opening. It probably needed a more thorough approach."[10]


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