When team Indian Jugni was invited by Blogmint for the movie screening, we were super excited. And the moment we got to know about the plot, our excitement doubled to witness the unfurling of one of the most intriguing murder mysteries of our times.
Talvar is a thriller directed by Meghna Gulzar and is based on the 2008 double murder case, in which a teenage girl and her family servant were found murdered, and her parents were convicted for the murders. The case was widely covered, twisted and reproduced a number of times in the media. It is even said that the media went a little too far while covering the case. It is also believed that the involvement of media and a lot of tampering with the facts led to a biased verdict in the court.
The poster of the film that was released on Friday read “India’s most controversial case reopens on 2nd October” and says a lot about the intensity of the film. At the Lightbox underground private theatre in Santacruz Mumbai, we were indeed left spellbound with the film. The multiple layers and theories that we had only read in the newspapers actually came alive with the film.
A stellar of a star cast abounds the film with Irfaan Khan, Tabu, Neeraj Kabi and Konkana Sen Sharma. The film portrays some crackling performances by the seasoned stars. The twisted story line is treated with a lot of maturity by Gulzar and the dialogues are just spot on. It is easy to get carried away and take sides in issues like these but Gulzar has done a great job in leaving the film open for interpretation. Her gripping direction will leave you thinking about the movie for a long time.
Irfan is a star in his own right and every bit of his acting says that out loud. The other stars have done a great job as well.
The film was released in the name Guilty on the 14th of September in the Toronto film festival and received great appreciation from the international audience as well. Team Indian jugni watched the film recently and loved it. Team Indian Jugni gives a 4 star to the movie. Do watch it for great performances, a thriller of a story line and to unravel the mystery behind the much talked about double murders of our time.
You can have a look at the Trailer here – Trailer –
And do visit the website for more – Website: http://jungleepictures.com/talvar/