Talvar Official Trailer starring Irfan Khan, Konkona Sensharma

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    aryan 4 years ago

    Did’t like trailer at all below average direction by Meghna.

  2. sputnik 4 years ago

    Good trailer. This seems more factual than Rahasya.

    Had not liked Filhaal which was directed by Meghna much. So not sure if she will be able to pull this off.

    This probably should have been directed by Vishal.

  3. Ritz 4 years ago

    Looks really good.

  4. sputnik 4 years ago

    This sounds like another Arushi murder mystery. And this one has some weird stuff. Mother claiming her own daughter to be her sister. Son being in a relationship with her stepmother’s daughter.

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    Indrani Mukerjea murdered daughter Sheena over her affair: Cops

    A murder case involving 9X Media founder Indrani Mukerjea, arrested for allegedly killing her sister three years ago, took a dramatic turn on Wednesday when it emerged the victim was her child born out of wedlock.

    Police arrested Indrani, the wife of former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea, on Tuesday on charges of murdering her “sister” Sheena Bora in 2012 and dumping the body in the ravines of Raigad district in Maharashtra.

    Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria said Sheena was Indrani’s daughter and not her sister. Other officials said police are likely to make more arrests.

    Sources close to the investigation said Indrani initially insisted that Sheena was her sister and that she was in the US. But Indrani broke down when she was confronted with evidence and accepted Sheena as her daughter, they said.

    In yet another twist to the case, Peter Mukerjea told CNN-IBN news channel he had been told Sheena was sent to the US because she was in a relationship with Rahul Mukerjea, his son from his first marriage, that Indrani did not approve of.

    Sources close to the investigation told Hindustan Times they suspected the prime motive for Sheena’s murder was her affair with Rahul Mukerjea. Indrani was scared she would lose her share in Peter Mukerjea’s property if Sheena married Rahul, they said.

    “We are also investigating if the murder has anything to do with the money the couple got after exiting INX Media and INX News in 2009,” said a police officer who didn’t want to be named.

    Sheena’s brother Mikhail Bora told media in Guwahati he and his sibling were born out of wedlock but declined to reveal the identity of their father. He further said he had no doubt that “Indrani killed my sister Sheena”.

    Read | TV honcho Peter Mukerjea’s wife Indrani held for sister’s murder

    Police officials said Indrani and her driver Shyam Manav Manohar Rai were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly murdering Sheena and disposing of the body in Raigad in 2012. Both are in police custody till August 31.

    Rai, 43, told police about the alleged murder when he was recently arrested under the Arms Act for the illegal possession of a firearm.

    Police alleged that Sheena was forcibly taken by Indrani and Rai to a forested area near Pen village of Raigad district and killed. Her body was burnt and buried, they said.

    A police team from Mumbai recently went to Raigad and recovered some bones from a spot identified by Rai. Police sources said the process of recreating the sequence of events and finding corroborative evidence had been complicated because so much time had passed since the murder.

    Peter Mukerjea told CNN-IBN he was introduced to Sheena and Mikhail as Indrani’s sister and brother. The Boras and Indrani often spoke in Assamese and he couldn’t follow their conversations, he said.

    He said he had not spoken to Indrani since her arrest and he was not aware of any dispute over assets and property between Indrani and her children.

    Peter Mukerjea said he believed Indrani’s family had decided to send Sheena to the US because of her relationship with his son Rahul. He added Rahul had told him several times there was “something fishy” about the reports that Sheena had been sent to the US.

    His wedding with Indrani in 2002 was attended by only one of her relatives, Peter Mukerjea said. “I was 16 years older and there was a disagreement and I was told that her parents didn’t want to meet (me),” he said.

    Indrani had also turned down his suggestions that they should visit Assam and her hometown Guwahati, he added.

    Indrani’s son Mikhail told CNN-IBN he and Sheena had been told by their grandparents that Indrani was their mother. They didn’t question Indrani about the matter because she provided money to run the household and pay for their education, he said.

    “She never used to meet us. Just every month, she used to send a little funding to run the house,” Mikhail said.

    He said Sheena had gone to Mumbai after passing out of Class 12.

    Police have said a financial dispute was the likely motive behind Sheena’s murder.

    “We have arrested Indrani Mukerjea and her driver for murder and other charges under sections 302, 201 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code,” deputy commissioner of police Dhananjay Kulkarni said.

    Authorities detained Rai on August 21 following a tip-off from an informer and found an illegal weapon in his possession. Officials said he confessed to killing Sheena during interrogation.

    Police then called Indrani in and arrested her after several hours of questioning. A court remanded both of them in police custody till August 31.

    Indrani and Peter Mukerjea married in 2002, when she was an HR consultant and he was CEO of Star India.

    They established INX Media in 2007 – Indrani was the CEO and Peter the chairman. They both quit INX Media in 2009, after which it was renamed 9X Media.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/indrani-mukerjea-passed-off-daughter-as-sister-killed-her-cops/article1-1384386.aspx

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    aryan 4 years ago

    Insaaf Song

  6. Author
    aryan 4 years ago

    Patli Gali Song

  7. Ritz 4 years ago

    Film is looking good.

  8. sputnik 4 years ago

    Talver Review by Screen Daily

    Dir. Meghna Gulzar, India, 2015, 133 minutes

    Guilty is an epic look at two gruesome killings, made worse by a series of wild miscarriages of justice. Meghna Gulzar’s thriller based on a true story is such a mockery of the legal system that much of it plays as a comedy.

    This tale of crime and corruption, with a dream team cast, should shake things up in India as it revisits one of the country’s incendiary tabloid stories that exploded in 2008.

    The film’s appealing cast bring personality and plenty of laughs to a painfully serious story.

    The ensemble drama, Gulzar’s third feature, should also fill India’s many new multiplexes and play to the broad Indian diaspora in the UK and North America. Parallels with quirky East Asian crime sagas should help build an audience there. Guilty, in Hindi and English, will also draw on the US art house crowd that knows Irrfan Khan from The Lunchbox or Life of Pi, although conquering the American market will be a struggle. US studio producers might eye the story for a remake.

    Guilty’s title points to a foregone legal conclusion reached in the murder saga, yet getting there, while rough and muddled in places, can be genuine fun here.

    The crimes seem simple. Shutri, the 14 year old daughter of two proper doctors (Neeraj Kabi, Konkona Sensharma), is found murdered with her throat cut in their apartment. A Nepalese servant is the logical suspect, until his body is found. The police then decide that the girl’s father killed both victims when he found them in bed together – an honor killing. While the father and mother, both accused accomplice, are locked up, two other Nepalese servants are scrutinized by a new detective on the scene, Ashwin Kumar (Khan) and both confess under the influence of sodium pentathol. It doesn’t take long for things to derail once a judge takes a dislike to the parents, in this darkly satirical picture of Indian institutional dysfunction.

    The action advances in massive awkward steps, groaning and pulsating its way in rhythm to an overbearing score by Vishal Bardwhaj, who is also a producer and the film’s screenwriter. This can feel like CSI on sound hormones.

    But even Bardwhaj’s soundtrack can’t overwhelm his own clever dialogue and the film’s appealing cast, which brings personality and plenty of laughs to a painfully serious story.

    Khan leads the ensemble as a dutiful detective, skeptical of cronyish bosses. He’s also in court himself, in the middle of an awkward divorce from the beautiful Tabu.

    Gajraj Rao gets the comic ball rolling as the oafish Inspector Dhaniram, who targets the parents with a smugness that anyone who has seen police incompetence will recognize. Atul Kumar plays a second clueless cop appointed to investigate.

    When a country’s best-loved character actors are cast as fools who happen to be public servants, the audience pays attention. Konkona Sen Sharma plays against the film’s comic strain, capturing the hopelessness of a mother judged to be the killer of her child.

    Gulzar’s film includes a notice, before the action begins, that it takes no position on the guilt or innocence of the characters in its drama. Indians and anyone who sits through the odd and seductive police story will know better.

    http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/guilty-review/5094277.article

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    aryan 4 years ago

    Zinda Song

  10. Author
    aryan 4 years ago

    Movie Review by Aseem Chhabra

    Riveting and extremely disturbing

    We human beings are a strange lot. Most of us cannot live without our neighbours or outside the society. And yet we cannot hide our sense of glee when the society around us crumbles, our neighbours are shamed.

    We appear shocked, stunned when horrible things happen to people like us and yet we want to know all the gossip-laced details. There is also relief that bad luck passed by our door, but went and parked itself outside our neighbour’s home.

    Meghna Gulzar’s riveting and extremely disturbing Talvar is a reminder that while we are essentially a race of good people, we are also flawed people. In exploring the Aarushi Talwar murder case (in the film the family name has been changed to Tandon with Aarushi becoming Shruti), Gulzar working with a tightly woven script by Vishal Bhardwaj, informs us that it is easy for us to blame the incompetent police, the investigators, the media, the bureaucrats and the politicians.

    But Gulzar and Bhardwaj are also looking at each one of us who consumed the gory details about the double murder of 14-year-old Aarushi and her family’s domestic help — 45-year-old Hemraj Banjade.

    No, we did not kill Aarushi and Hemraj, but we have to take our share of the blame. Horrible things were done to Aarushi and Hemraj — at the time of their deaths and later when the murders were tried in the media and the courtrooms. As members of society we allowed a lot of horrible things to happen.

    In making Talvar, Gulzar and Bhardwaj are telling us that we are all guilty!

    We human beings are a strange lot. Most of us cannot live without our neighbours or outside the society. And yet we cannot hide our sense of glee when the society around us crumbles, our neighbours are shamed.

    We appear shocked, stunned when horrible things happen to people like us and yet we want to know all the gossip-laced details. There is also relief that bad luck passed by our door, but went and parked itself outside our neighbour’s home.

    Meghna Gulzar’s riveting and extremely disturbing Talvar is a reminder that while we are essentially a race of good people, we are also flawed people. In exploring the Aarushi Talwar murder case (in the film the family name has been changed to Tandon with Aarushi becoming Shruti), Gulzar working with a tightly woven script by Vishal Bhardwaj, informs us that it is easy for us to blame the incompetent police, the investigators, the media, the bureaucrats and the politicians.

    But Gulzar and Bhardwaj are also looking at each one of us who consumed the gory details about the double murder of 14-year-old Aarushi and her family’s domestic help — 45-year-old Hemraj Banjade.

    No, we did not kill Aarushi and Hemraj, but we have to take our share of the blame. Horrible things were done to Aarushi and Hemraj — at the time of their deaths and later when the murders were tried in the media and the courtrooms. As members of society we allowed a lot of horrible things to happen.

    In making Talvar, Gulzar and Bhardwaj are telling us that we are all guilty!

    Talvar is a very well made film — despite its length and some brief scenes that could have been edited out. But it is also a very uncomfortable film to watch, and that is what makes it so good. A good film should be able to get into our skin, challenge us, shake us up and Talvar does all of that.

    The details about Aarushi and Hemraj’s killings in Noida are known to most people in India. It was the most talked about double murder case until a few weeks ago when Sheena Bora’s murder story broke out, much to the delight of the broadcast media and each one of us who could not seem to get enough of the salacious reports. And the like the Talwar-Banjade killings, Bora’s murder and the scandal surrounding it also happened to people like us.

    But even when we know about the Aarushi and Hemraj killings, Gulzar grabs our attention — focusing on a couple of possibilities. Each time a different scenario of the murders is examined, Shruti and Hemraj are killed one more time before our eyes. And in each Rashomon-like situation a new ‘truth’ seems to emerge.

    Gulzar and Bhardwaj go about methodically developing the police procedural without making any judgments or actually solving the murders. Solving the crime is beyond their expertise and in any case, that is not the purpose of the film.

    It has been eight years since Gulzar made her last film — one of the segments in Dus Kahaniyaan. She was perhaps busy with personal life, but that break has made her into a damn good director. Working with superb lead actors and an excellent supporting cast — many who get the chance to shine, Gulzar has created a remarkable ensemble piece of drama.

    A lot of fingers point towards Shruti’s parents — Ramesh (Neeraj Kabi) and Nupur (Konkana Sensharma). Kabi and Sensharma are both seasoned actors. Here, they balance the acts of playing the wrongly accused as well as grieving parents. It is tough task for them, more so because many in the audience will visit the film with their own baggage and the belief that they know the identity of the killers.

    Watching Kabi and Sensharma one cannot conclusively say that Shruti (or Aarushi)’s parents could be guilty.
    Talvar’s central core is Irrfan Khan’s performance where he plays one of the most complex and nuanced roles of his career. There are many shades to Khan’s CBI Inspector Ashwin Kumar that it is so rewarding to watch this gem of an actor display his skills. And by the look of it, Khan seems to have really enjoyed playing Kumar.

    There is a side plot in the film that gives us Khan’s back-story — his troubled marriage to Tabu. Irrfan Khan and Tabu together are a dream cast. Bhardwaj has worked with them twice, including in last year’s Haider and in Talvar he even gets to tip his hat to the director’s father Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar’s 1987 film Ijaazat and its iconic song Mera Kuch Samaan.

    All of this indulgence can be fine, but it also feels like a diversion and it makes Talvar a tad bit long. Khan’s Kumar stands tall despite this back story.

    The advantage of working with Bhardwaj (he is also one of the film’s producers) is that he can contribute his multi-faceted talents to the project. So as expected, Talvar’s music is composed by Bhardwaj adding to the dark texture of the film. And as a package deal we also get to hear Rekha Bhardwaj’s rich melodious voice singing the film’s closing song Zinda.

    Rating: 4/5

    http://www.rediff.com/movies/review/talvar-riveting-and-extremely-disturbing/20150930.htm

  11. sputnik 4 years ago

    Talvar Movie Review by Rajeev Masand

    Rating: 3.5

    Cast: Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sensharma, Neeraj Kabi, Sohum Shah, Atul Kumar, Gajraj Rao, Tabu

    Director: Meghna Gulzar

    That truth can often be stranger than fiction is the point director Meghna Gulzar wants to drive home in Talvar, her gripping, then baffling, and ultimately disturbing account of the Aarushi Talwar murder case of 2008.

    So what really happened that night at the home of a middle-class dentist couple in a quiet Noida colony? Meghna’s film – fashioned as a police procedural – digs deep to address the questions behind the gruesome double murders of the Talwars’ 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj (the victims’ identities thinly disguised here as Shruti Tandon and Khempal). This is standard CSI stuff, except that Vishal Bhardwaj’s sharp screenplay unravels Rashomon style, with different people offering different versions of that night’s events.

    Yet the film tilts clearly to the side of the parents, Ramesh and Nutan Tandon (Neeraj Kabi and Konkona Sensharma). Like Avirook Sen’s recent book Arushi, the film too suggests a miscarriage of justice – that the real-life Talwars have been tried by the media, and sent to jail following a botched-up investigation that first implicated servants, then backtracked to blame the parents despite no concrete evidence against them.

    Details are key in a film of this nature, and Bhardwaj’s script is the real hero here, based on rock-solid research. You’re drawn into this compelling narrative, watching from the start how the UP cops bungled up the crime scene, destroyed vital evidence, came up with unproven theories of sexual relations between the victims, and portrayed the parents as partner-swapping swingers who committed the crime in the heat of the moment.

    Into this scenario steps Ashwin Kumar (played by Irrfan Khan channeling CBI officer Arun Kumar), who takes the case reluctantly, but methodically sets out searching for evidence and other possible culprits. Just when you think he’s nailed it, having secured a witness on top of incriminating narco-analysis tests, his investigation is upended by dirty office politics and corruption, and he’s promptly replaced on the case. The best scene in Talvar, arriving late in the third act, involves two sides of investigators arguing their versions and contemptuously discarding the other’s theories. It’s a firecracker of a scene that comes alive on the strength of some powerful dialogue and terrific performances.

    To be fair, the acting is consistently top-notch across the board. Ashwin Kumar’s trusted deputy Vedant is played with minimal showboating by Ship of Theseus star Sohum Shah. Meanwhile, Atul Kumar nails it as the eloquent and frankly buffoonish rival investigating officer Paul. Cast in a tiny role as Ashwin’s estranged but empathetic wife, Tabu is expectedly subtle, but this track feels misplaced in an otherwise riveting whodunit. And Konkona Sensharma expertly brings pathos and ambiguity depending on what’s required in the moment.

    It’s Irrfan Khan, of course, who is the glue that holds this film together. The actor builds his character brick by brick, delivering an intricate, nuanced performance that’s hard to fault. From watching sardonically as the junior cops play the blame game, to barely looking up from his phone, occupied in a game as Ramesh Tandon weeps inconsolably during his testimony, this is acting of the highest order.

    Alternately wry, witty, persuasive and shocking, Talvar evokes feelings of fear, anger and shame as you consider the likelihood that a pair of innocent parents are serving life terms for a crime they may have had no hand in. Deliberately unsentimental and melodrama-free, the film goes about its business in docudrama fashion, exposing a flawed legal system, a judgmental society, and an impatient media.

    I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five. This is essential viewing, if only to understand the world we live in.

    http://www.rajeevmasand.com/reviews/our-films/the-justice-league/

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