I have been hearing a lot about this movie from the people and especially how hard hitting the movie is concerning the abuse women face almost on every day basis.
The trailer of the movie with Amitabh Bachchan donning the lawyers robe and making an argument make you wonder if its going to be better than Sunny Deol's role in Damini.
The movie touches upon a sensitive topic related to sexual harassment/abuse to women. More so especially objectification of women who are independent and bias towards them.
Good suspense has been maintained as they never really show how the sexual assault took place. I think it was very smart of the writers of the script to keep it that way. In a way it would prevent any kind of preconceived bias that the audience may come up with if they had watched it in the beginning
The story of three women living independently in a rented apartment. However the incident shook up their lives and they end up getting termed as prostitutes and how they are able to overcome the situation with the help of the Amitabh Bachchan.
The first half of the movie keeps you on the edge as one tries to understand what has happened. Only the aftermath of the incident has been shown and that is enough to keep one glued to their seats.
The boy Rajveer (Angad Bedi) who belongs to a politically connected family apparently try to force himself on Meenal (Tapsee Pannu) had almost has a scare as he has been hit with a bottle over his eye and could lose the same.
The girls are frightened with the incident and are ready to say sorry however boys being boys want more out of it which leads to the situation to explode further.
Meenal goes to the police to file a complaint but instead of filing one the inspector starts lecturing her and informs her to think about it. Before she could do so she ends up getting arrested for attempt to murder and is put in jail.
The only part that kept me thinking is why Amitabh Bachchan was shown suffering from a disorder and his wife hospitalized. I thought it might have a connection but till the end could not find any. If he was shown as a normal character of a lawyer wont the impact on the court scene been much better? Just wondering.
The movie keeps you on the hook as the drama on the court proceeds. The points mentioned by Amitabh for women safety measures certainly holds water. We as a society tend to do that and it was well highlighted in the movie.
Tapsee & Kirti Kulhari gets your attention as caught in between in this melee Vijay Varma who plays the friend of Angaad also does well. The only think that I would have to like to see that the court room drama could have carried more punches. Like I said showing Amitabh suffering from a disorder kind of took away the sheen on what could have been a great court room drama...
Apart from that I did not get the climax especially the part where Vishwa (Tushar Pandey) has been let off with a warning and is seen crying and seated in the end. Was that supposed to mean something? I think it would have better to edit the scene and not show it.
The movie certainly goes into the grey area where very few film makers walk. The movie has been well handled and directed by Aniruddha Chowdhary. The script of the movie could have been more tight.
Overall, a movie worth watching...