Guilty till proven innocent – Talvar – the Movie – Review

Guilty till proven innocent – Talvar – the Movie – Review
Talvar, the movie is based
on the 2008 murder case in Noida which rocked the nation, in which a 14 year
old teenager, Aarushi Talwar was found murdered in her bedroom.

This Bollywood murder
mystery thriller takes us back our memory lanes to the story of the double
murder, in which initially the 45 year old household servant was suspected for
the murder until he was also found murdered and his body discovered in another
part of the same building, the following day.

The movie takes us
subtly through the various aspects of the case that followed in which the originally
the girl’s parents were suspected and then convicted of the murder and later
due to mounting media pressure, the case was handed over to the CBI who
exonerated the parents and charged three other people including a staff at the
Talwar’s clinic and two domestic servants of committing the crime.

Moving across from one
conclusion to other, all of which looks as convincing from one angle as it
looks doubtful from another, Talvar, the movie, tries to present conflicting
and differing accounts of the case, that variously try to depict the parents as
well as the domestic servants as innocent or guilty leaving it to the viewer with
the big question mark of #YouDecide.

Taking the viewers
through a strongly and sturdily fabricated screenplay, Talvar depicts how
politics, professional enmities and rivalries, and even media coverage can
influence and sway the course of justice.

Though the script tries
its best to be downright unprejudiced, impartial and unbiased, towards the
second half of the movie, it does leave the viewers with an iota of doubt that
the filmmaker’s empathies lie with the parents, which perhaps could have been

When Truth has many
faces; Honour Killing, Revenge, Conspiracy, you decide, which one you want to
believe. It’s perhaps, Guilty, till proven innocent.

NB: The plot of the
movie not covered and disclosed at all in this review as requested by the

Directed by: Meghna Gulzar

Produced by: Vineet Jain and Vishal Bhardwaj

Story, Screenplay
and Music by
: Vishal Bhardwaj

Production Company: Junglee Pictures

Irffan Khan – Ashwin Kumar,
Deputy Director, CDI
Tabu – Reema Kumar
Konkona Sen Sharma –
Nutan Tandon
Neeraj Kabi – Ramesh Tandon
Sohum Shah – ACP Vedant
Gajraj Rao – Inspector Dhaniram
Atul Kumar – Paul
Ayesha Parveen – Shruti

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official trailer of the movie in this video:

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