Contemporary topic, fascinating script, exemplary direction when you mix all these top things with legendary actor like Amitabh Bachchan then it should be a magnificent project. Shoojit Sircar has great track record for good cinema and he has a super hit film 'Piku' with Big B very recently. This time he produced this film.
He put lot of faith in another most talented Bengali director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.
We have already watched many court room dramas with screamings, shoutings and an over the top performances but this film stand apart from those flicks. It has more realistic presentation. It has Big B's impeccable performance and well supported by Taapsee Pannu and Kirti Kulhari. It has laudable message but you never feel preachy but it compels yo to ponder. It does truly expose the vulnerability of urban women and their insecurity and of course tare the stinking hypocrisy prevailing in our society with too much feudalistic influence.
If we get into story, three girls - Minal Arora (Taapsee Pannu), Falak Ali (Kirti Kulhari) and Andrea (Andrea Tariang) are staying together as tenants in a posh South Delhi locality and are normal working professionals in their respective fields. One night, after a rock concert they accept a dinner invitation from Rajveer (Angad Bedi) and two others to a resort in Surajkund, Faridabad district, Haryana. Rajveer and his friends get drunk and try to molest Minal Arora (Taapsee Pannu) and her two roommates. Andrea is touched inappropriately by Dumpy (Raashul Tandon). Minal picks up a bottle and smashes it on Rajveer's eye, leaving him bleeding despite she said NO to him. Rajveer lodged a wrong FIR against the girls labelling them prostitutes, using his powerful connections. Minal is charged for 'Attempt to murder', where she could face imprisonment for more than 10 years, if convicted.
Deepak Sehgall (Amitabh Bachchan) is a lawyer suffering from bipolar disorder who experiences frequent mood swings. He represents the girls in the court. The film revolves around how Deepak fights the girls' case against these influential boys. What will happen in the end and will the girls get justice you have to see on screen only.
As far as performances are concerned each and every actor did full justice to their roles. Well Amitabh's amazing performance is a must watch. There is no suitable words to describe his phenomenal performance. Tapsee is natural and Kirti Kulhari is impressive. Piyush Mishra sizzles as lawyer.
Music by Shantanu Moitra, Faiza Mujahid, Anupam Roy is soothing. good camera work by Abhik Mukhopadhyay and tight editing by Bodhaditya Banerjee.
Over all it is a brilliant script which strongly addresses the problems of urban women. It is a must watch film for Big B performance and smart direction. I strongly recommend this film. Do not miss it.
- Parvez Chowdhary