When a former Miss World decides to make a comeback to the main screen after a five year long hiatus, the movie will definitely be worth watching. By teaming up with one of the most bankable and creative director cum producer, Sanjay Gupta, Aishwariya Rai Bachan, along with the supremely talented Irrfan Khan – the true Maqbool of Bollywood – have laid out a wonderful cinematic journey for viewers in the form of Jazbaa.
Jazbaa is a thrilling and captivating movie, inspired by the Korean movie, Seven Days. The plot of the movie revolves around varying focal points regarding a murder-rape case. The main characters in the movie are the lawyer, Anuradha Verma (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), a suspended police officer, Yohaan, (Irrfan Khan), the unfortunate victim’s mother, Garima Chaudhary (Shabana Azmi), the prime suspect, Niyaz Sheikh, (Chandan Roy Sanyal) and a kidnapper.
The interesting bit emerges when the kidnapper abducts Verma’s daughter, and for ransom the kidnapper demands his name should be cleared and he should be able to walk out of the court room clear off all allegations.
The movie is crafted brilliantly along with a taut script. The best part about the movie is the fact that viewers will have numerous questions whizzing in their mind all throughout the movie.
Direction wise, Jazbaa is remarkable. The movie does not remain stagnant; instead, it keeps growing, allowing the viewer to be engrossed till the very end. The dialogues are such that will linger on in your mind after the movie ends, Kamlesh Pandey and the director have done a great job in this regard. Sanjay Gupta has yet again lived up to expectations of him being a maestro in the world of cinema.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was last seen on screen in the movie Guzaarish (2010), therefore Jazbaa is the perfect comeback feature film for her, because the role was demanding and she surpassed numerous scenes with complete ease. She seems to be in supreme form and does complete justice to her character.
My favourite character was Irrfan Khan; he stole the show for me. As the main lead in a main stream commercial movie, Khan is flawless. Viewers couldn’t help but applaud and whistle whenever he would deliver his dialogues. He adds a certain zing to almost every dialogue he speaks – a sign of a commendable actor.
Shabana Azmi’s acting is laudable as well; I felt this was one of her strongest roles over the past few years. She excels in her role as the victim’s mother with ease.
Jackie Shroff, who makes a guest appearance, was incredible in his short-lived role. His persona, expressions, and performance are praiseworthy.
The actor who plays the prime suspect, Chandan Roy, is downright amazing; I feel he needs to be given more roles in upcoming movies. Roy has always delivered his part with sincerity and dedication; for instance, his performances in D-Day and Kaanchi.
Jazbaa is definitely worth a watch if you are interested in great acting, interesting dialogues, and a good cinematic experience.
I would rate Jazbaa 3.5 out of five.