Movie Review : Talvar
Noida Double Murder Case - what comes to your mind when you read these words? Hemraj, Aarushi Talwar and her parents? If not, then you are someone who doesn’t get hold of news very frequently. The Noida Double Murder Case was a media sensation and every single media house, be it print or web or electronic, everyone wanted to be the first one to share the so called breaking news, which were the new findings in the case.
For all those who don’t know much about the case; Talvar, a movie directed by Meghana Gulzar, is a must watch. It is called India’s most controversial case. According to me it was like a coin. Just as a coin has two sides, the murder case has two stories - one by the Police and the other by CBI. The case would have been closed or rather solved if it was as easy as tossing the coin and going ahead with whichever side came up, but no, it’s all about the punishment to the guilty and hence the entire mystery.
|Movie Review : Talvar|
I have seen the movie Talvar; I was aware of the happenings in the Noida Double Murder Case and I have also read about the entire case in detail. Talvar, doesn’t deviate from the actual plot of the case like any typical Bollywood masala. For me it was a no-nonsense movie, which concentrated only on the actual subject of the movie. The direction of the movie has constant back and forth in an attempt to represent the different sides of the story and the best part is you are still glued to the film without any distractions in the story.
The casting of the movie is good too, Irrfan Khan is at his usual best while Konkona Sen Sharma and Neeraj Kabi have played their parts as parents of the victim very well. As I had mentioned earlier that the movie is a no-nonsense movie, but it has its own way of portraying humor with Irrfan Khan delivering the quirky one liners and one of my personal favorites being “Gyaan Nahi Samadhaan Chahiye” for which the situational translation is “Not Knowledge, I need satisfactory answers“.
The movie represents both the sides of the story very well and leaves you with the question, which story is correct. I must say a great amount of research have been put in by the Talvar team to make this movie. The movie is releasing on October 2, 2015 and I would recommend it to be watched not for entertainment purposes, but for an understanding of the case.