Director: Sanjay Gupta
Writer: Robin Bhatt (screenplay), Sanjay Gupta (screenplay), Kamlesh Pandey (dialogue)
Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Shabana Azmi, Jackie Shroff
Released: 09 Oct 2015
Synopsis: Anuradha Verma is a prominent criminal lawyer and a single mother who has never lost a case. One day her daughter Sanaya is kidnapped and no ransom is demanded, but instead the kidnapper contacts her and tells her that she has to defend a convicted felon to get her daughter back. The felon is Miyaaz Shaikh who is convicted for rape and murder of a young woman and the case against him is set for judgement in four days. The kidnapper keeps track of Anuradha very closely to make sure she complies with his demand. With the pressure of time against her, Anuradha tries to get help from her suspended police friend Yohan who has been suspended from the police force for flaunting the rules and regulations too often. The case against Miyaaz Shaikh is handled by a renowned public prosecutor played by Atul Kulkarni who has been defeated by Anuradha and hence has a long time professional rivalry against her. How Anuradha races against time and saves her daughter by twisting the laws to win the case is the rest of the plot.
Review: A top female lawyer is forced into defending a criminal after her daughter is abducted. ‘Jazbaa’, based on Korean thriller ‘Seven Days’, is fashioned as a hard-edged courtroom-drama, where the protagonist wears sharp power trouser suits and wields a smart mind, and the tale is sprinkled with kinks, drugs, rape, violence and murder.
The trouble with the film, all familiar green-tones and dark angles and panoramic views of the Mumbai skyline, is that it sticks too close to its brief, which is, clearly, to bring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan back in our midst. And to topline her above all else. Result: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is not just an element in the crime drama. She is framed as any superstar Bollywood hero would: too many solo scenes, a great deal of slo-mo, and lots of opportunity for her to ‘act’. Says a character in the film, “yeh Bollywood hai”. The statement is redundant: if ‘Jazbaa’ was as taut as its origin, the lead actor would be complementing and pushing the theme, not created simply to overpower the whole.
It’s not as if Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gets Anuradha Verma, the anguished legal eagle who takes up cudgels for people whose guilt is beyond doubt, all wrong. In the scenes in which she has to be matter-of-fact, where she is recounting facts and bringing up counter-arguments, she uses her star-power just right. In the others, she is over the top, see-sawing between hysteria and over-wroughtness. And has you wincing.
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