It could be difficult for people to sit through the overlong blank scenes that are captured in the film – be it a 30 seconds of car driving scene, or 90 seconds of shopping in departmental stores or even the 2-3 minutes blank scene where we get to see the functioning of servants in a court after it is adjourned for the day. These shots may not have anything said directly but a lot can be gauged from the scenes.
But apart from such scenes, which at point really looked forced, COURT wins brownie points for the way some of the very routine scenes are directed like the one in a Gujarati household on a dining table or the one in ladies compartment of local train. These scenes leaves such a solid impact while watching that you might as well want to let the film free of some of its blemishes.
The actor playing character of Vinay Vora is simply terrific and he is easily the best part of the film. One simmers in his daily routine life even as we see him just driving or watching a video on laptop or the departmental store shopping bit. The lady who play opposition lawyer gives a completely vulnerable and yet earnest performance. The actor playing Narayan Kambhle doesn’t have much of dialogues and also one doesn’t get to have an inner insight into his life which makes it difficult to absorb the highs and lows of his life. The man playing judge is also very good in his role.
Its a film without any background score gimmick or some heroic dialogues. It infact is all about the scenes and the characters. The film in its own sense is a documentary of people who have their life tucked in the abysmal system of Indian Judiciary system.
I would recommend this film for sure but do carry a lot of patience along. Some scenes grapple with the pacing but once you are through that stumbling block, you will come out satisfied especially because of extremely well written screenplay and some fantastic acting bits.
Rating – 3.5/5Tags: Court Member Reviews Reviews