Real will be on reel this Friday as Meghna Gulzar’s film hits the screens. And our reviewer Moumita Bhattacharjee is now watching Talvar to find out if it’s worth your time and money….
Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma’s murder mystery Talvar will release tomorrow. The movie is revolves around the 2008 double murder case in Noida. And while this episode has already been showcased in an earlier film titled Rahasya, Meghna Gulzar brings to celluloid an unseen story of the same case. Here’s what Moumita has to say about the film…
“The heinous double murder case that rocked Noida couple of years back is back to haunt the silver screen. It’s a fight to find out who is the real culprit: the Parents or someone else. Talvarhowever has dealt till now with how shabbily police conducted the investigation! So far…. So GOOD!
The film goes straight to the point. The Tandons woke up to see their daughter Shruti in a pool of blood. Somebody slit her throat and killed her. Police reaches the spot and deals with the investigation like a joke. In fact, the knowledge that the servant Khempal is absconding from that day itself convinced both the Tandons and the police that he is the murderer. But when they unearth his body too, it takes a different turn. Bogged down by pressure to close the case fast, they deduce Tandons as the killer based on circumstantial evidence. The father is jailed first but when realisation dawns that the investigation was done too sloppily, CDI’s Ashwin Kumar (Irrfan Khan) is entrusted with case who swoops in and figures out the ghastly truth of botched up investigation by the police. It will be interesting to see how he manages to unravel that.
For a film based on real incident, the trick is to keep the audience involved in the proceedings since the end is known to many who have followed it through newspapers. Talvar keeps you hooked. The insensitive way of dealing a sensitive murder is shown perfectly without any gimmicks. Irrfan brings in the much needed punch in the film. But a thriller should keep people on the edge of their sears. Otherwise the purpose is defeated! Talvar initially drags a bit even though it comes straight to the point. It needed to be pacy.
Tabu’s cameo as Irrfan‘s estranged wife wasn’t really necessary but it doesn’t jeopardise the film. Guess it was done to give some breather to a serious film.
As of now, the film has managed to draw us to it. Hope it continues!”