Rating : 3/5.
Cast : Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan khan, Shabhana Azmi, Priya Banerjee and Others.
Directed by : Sanjay Gupta.
Language : Hindi.
Genre : Drama Thriller.
Release date : 9th October 2015.
Music : Amar Mohile.
Bottom Line : Irrfan steals the show.
Jazbaa is the come back film for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Who is considered as the scale for female attractiveness in India. After a hiatus of five years this former miss universe teamed up with director Sanjay Gupta for this thriller. Shabhana Azmi, Irrfan khan and Priya Banerjee played important roles. The promotions were so huge right from the first day of shoot. Let’s check out what’s this Jazbaa all about.
Jazbaa opens with A top paid lawyer in Mumbai, Anuradha varma, who is also doting mother to a six years old girl, Shayna played by Sarah. In a school event, Shayna gets abducted by a mysterious person. The kidnapper then later demands Anuradha to defend for a drug dealer, Nazir, who is on trail in a rape and Murder case. Girija (Shabhana Azmi)’s daughter Siya (Priya Banerjee) gets killed by Nazir. While probing, A corrupted police officer Yohaana ( Irrfan Khan) who is also a friend of Anuradha comes forward to help the lawyer to solve the riddle. While probing they ascertain that An MP, Mahesh (Jackie Shroff) son is involved in this case. Who actually killed Siya? Who kidnapped Shayana? and Will Anuradha get succeed in the case? forms the crux of the story.
Jazbaa is the subtle fight between Aishwarya rai and Shabhana Azmi. One wants to get her kidnapped daughter back and other one seeks justice to her daughter. Sanjay Gupta added twists and turns in this subtle fight between two mothers.Unfortunately, The helmer has failed to keep the viewers on the edge of seat with the narrative. The Visuals captured by Sameer arya are superb and Editing done by Sunil Nayak is so crisp. Amar Mohile composed Background score sumps the visuals.
The protagonist Aishwarya Rai bachachan has done justice to her role.She got blood shot eyes in every frame to express the grief of a mother. Shabhana Azmi’s screen space is less in this 123 minutes film, But she made her mark. Irrfan khan has given dominating performance with his gleaming look and dialogues. In one of the scenes A baddie says that Hey back off you are not a cop anymore I know my rights. Irrfan retorted with India mein rights? Hollywood film baahut dekthe hoon na? Ye Bollywood hai. These lines brought smiles on viewers faces. Jackie shroff role is very minimal and he did a good job. The other cast members did a good job.
On the whole, Jazbaa’s motive is to impart the predicament of rape victims to the viewers. Although, It is the remake of Korean film seven days, It questions the Indian judicial system about rape convicts. The film would have been much better movie if it had riveting narrative. I will go with three out of five.
Reviewed by Shrinu Nakka.