CAST & CREW
Talvar doesn’t rely on mediocre thrills and is true to its genre. This deals with a foul killing and the aftermath of it, in a genuine manner.
Plot: The film doesn’t beat about the bush, but gets to the things straight. The parents see their daughter killed and the police arrive. They don’t treat the case seriously. In the meantime, the servant flees from the scene. But the twist lies when the servant is also dead. With circumstantial proof, the police assume the parents as the killer. And here is the role of Irrfan Khan.
The main character of this flick is Irrfan Khan, who plays the chief investigating officer. When the case seems to lose the flavor, Irrfan is appointed to pick it up. Irrfan is indeed pragmatic and he has his gray side. His wife Tabu has endured enough with him. The Aarushi’s murder case which happened in 2008 is still fresh in our minds for the very reason that the case doesn’t seem to end at all. In our society, the media worsens the case even before the court announces the verdict. This is genuinely criticized in this film. Fiction and reality are mixed in the right sense in this film. The murder is perceived from the angles of three different investigating groups, and this naturally results in different theories. Irrfan Khan is the clear-cut winner of Talvar. He has an alluring magnetism to him and has given a matured performance. Neeraj Kabi and Konkana Sen Sharma rely on their eyes to convey what they want. They have imbibed what is required and done that with much finesse.
Though Tabu is in a short role, she has done an appreciable job. Gajraj Rao, Sumit Gulati, Sohum Shah, Prakash Belawadi, Atul Kumar and Shishir Sharma have essayed their roles well. The lyrics are penned by Gulzar and the songs are good, though they don’t have any room for happiness. The screenplay of Bhardwaj is good and the tension that it brings forth is commendable. Meghna Gulzar, who has helmed direction, after a break of 8 years, has come out as a winner in the sense that, she manages to maintain the reality of the story. Also, she seems to have studied the case quite well. The film didn’t take the route of showing a blissful joyful family, in order to depict the loss. It just drives home what it exactly wants to say. Right from the first scene we get involved in the film. The different perspectives of the characters are shown nicely in this film.
Verdict:This movie has its share of humor too, and that should be appreciated, since this is an intense movie. Meghna doesn’t do well on emotions, instead calls a spade a spade. The editing is good and the final scenes are really applaudable.
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