Jazbaa – Thriller At Its Best
When the beauty pageant queen (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) comes back after 5 years by teaming up with one of the most bankable and creatively blessed stylized director-producer Sanjay Gupta who had proved his mettle with Aatish, Kaante, Musafir and Shootout At Wadala along with the supremely talented Irrfan Khan – the true Maqbool of Bollywood; what can you expect other than a worth watching cinematic journey? Let’s see if Jazbaa (Passion) is full of surprises for its viewers.
Jazbaa is a thrilling and very taut script, inspired from Korean movie Seven Days. It revolves around different focal points which are attached to a murder-rape case. The focal points include a lawyer Anuradha Verma (Ash), a suspended cop Yohaan (Irrfan Khan), victim’s mother Garima Chaudhary (Shabana Azmi), suspect Niyaz Sheikh (Chandan Roy Sanyal) and a kidnapper who kidnaps lawyer Verma’s daughter and in ransom wants the suspect to walk clean from the court of law. There are a few other characters in the movie that are dashed when needed and that’s the beauty of this thriller. Will Anuradha Verma ever see her daughter alive? Will the suspect walk away with clean chit from the court of law? What was the motive behind killing and abduction? For this, you have to watch a very well penned and nicely crafted Jazbaa.
Ash was last seen on screen in Guzaarish (2010). Jazbaa is the perfect comeback feature film for Ash because the role offers a lot of meat and she surpassed numerous scenes with knack. She is in supreme form and does justice with her character. Irrfanis the screen stealer. As the main lead in main-stream-commercial movie, Irrfan is flawless. Viewers couldn’t hold their claps and whistles on his dialogues. He adds zing to almost every dialogue that is given to him – that’s a sign only awesome performers can spark. Shabana Azmi is effective and it’s one of her strongest and very well penned roles in the last few years. She excels with ease.
Jackie Shroff is amazing in his short-lived role, his persona, expressions and performance are praiseworthy. Chandan Roy is one amazing actor who needs to be given more roles. Chandan has always delivered his part with sincerity and dedication (D-Day, Kaanchi). He is a raw talent. Abhimanyu Singh is okay.
Direction wise Jazbaa is amazing. From start to end the movie grows at every possible spot. Sanjay Gupta lives up to the expectations. Dialogues will be remembered and mouthed by many; a great job by Kamlesh Pandey and Sanjay Gupta. Jazbaa is definitely worth a watch for good performances, interesting dialogues and a good cinematic experience.