Talvar Movie Review: This Irrfan-Konkona starrer is as real as it gets

Talvar Movie Review: This Irrfan-Konkona starrer is as real as it gets

By Dev Meher

Jun 29, 2017  Updated On : Apr 23, 2018

David Fincher, Anyone? If you have seen Zodiac, you get the reference. 

You would never have seen an unsolved murder mystery play out like a nail-biter with such overbearing mood in Hindi movies. A filmmaker with unmistakable grip over her craft, Meghna Gulzar excels in Cinema Verite form of story-telling. 

This film takes on the spine-chilling murder of teenager Aarushi Talwar which is also infamously known as 2018 Noida Double Murder Case. The other victim was the live-in domestic help Hemraj. Since the parents became the accused in the case, the narrative played out in Indian media in an overtly dramatized fashion.

The film stars Irrfan Khan (a public investigator) who has a sharp observation and almost cracks the case but it is botched up by the abject negligence of police who fiddle with the evidence objects of the crime scene as if they are at a toy store. Konkana as Nupur Talwar gives an unforgettable performance that is so real that it is eerie.

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