I was numb, terrified and confused when I was coming out of theatre. It wasn't like I have had not any confrontation with Indian justice system before by medium of film. We have such movies that succeeded to show wonky conditions of our justice system, corrupt and irrelevant way of investigation and feeble laws. And not long ago, We witnessed an eye-opener movie No One Killed Jessica, that was another movie based on real-life murder case, co-incidentally it also took place in Delhi. We were amazed of seeing the way Jessica murder case had been manipulated and almost buried under powerful roof of big politicians and venal laws. But, with Talvar, its director Meghna Gulzar has taken our imagination on whole new level. It makes a question mark on our justice system. And that question is, "Can I trust you?". How can we trust when justice varies more on speculation and less on evidences. I'm sure even justice word will be feeling ashamed here.
All those investigation scenes those are shown in Talvar are still vivid in my psyche and haunts my mind here and there. It's been 5 days since I've watched this movie, still I can't abstain thinking about it. I must say powerful screenplay by Gulzar and inflammable direction of Meghna played an important part in this movie. It was brutal, unbiased and gripping. I didn't feel distracted at any point of time. In fact, surprisingly, I had Goosebumps many times, and it's not something very common about me. There are some dark humour in this movie that has brought some sudden laugh on my face in many scenes, interestingly those all scenes are serious, and at very next moment every sign of laugh lost in darkness of the story. That's something I always love in Bhardwaj's product.
With assemble and brilliant cast, one can never doubt about performances before going to theatre. And, as we found Irrfan Khan, Konkana Sen, Neeraj Kabi always have their nose in their characters throughout the movie. They played their part passionately, honestly. Meanwhile, loved presence of Tabu. And also separation-chemistry, that in other way was more beautiful than most of love-chemistry of Bollywood, between Irrfan and Tabu. That maker tried to show something not very much related to main topics of movie, but it definitely brought a different flavour to audiences that I refer as an important move.
Lastly, I'd say it's indeed come out to be the best movie of this year and it won't be a wise idea if you are thinking to give a miss to it. It's a movie that make you think. Think about ourselves, our society, our system, our country. It doesn't try to preach you, it shoots out and bombers realities on you that you have to accept anyhow, although you always wish lest you should have not to accept this harsh truth. Truth that is always slow to penetrate.