Talvar – The inside untold story

The movie Talvar is based on true story of the controversial double murder case of a 14 year old girl and a house help in Noida, the case was filed in 2008. As part of the special preview screening for bloggers organized by blogmint i got a chance to view the movie first hand.

Thou many of us would have read the newspapers and watched the special coverage report by News channel about the case, there is much more to the case then what we think we know , the movie Talvar has showcase that details and minutes in a very undramatic way, considering the seriousness of the case.I feel the movie has its stand very clear in the case and wants to show a wide perspective of the complete investigation, a perspective in which it is for us to decide what is right.

My top reasons why you should watch the movie:

1) Screenplay : The adaptation of the case elements are 355px-TalvarFilmPostervery well portrayed.

2) Perspective: The different angles and viewpoints of the people related to the case is well shown.

3) Cast: All the actors specially Irrfan, and Konkana Sen made the scenes come alive with the method acting skills, truly vivid contrast to what they have acted before.

4) Plot: There were no dramatic elements added in this movie Talvar, considering the seriousness, it covered all the view points and elements in details of case, which really turned out very well in trying to showcase as in what really happened!

5) Detailing overall scenes: Nothing is left half read or half told, the detailing of each testimony ,key frames and curiosity is maintained till the very end.

Thou I am not a big fan of documentary/ dark titled movies, but full credit goes to the writer of the movie Talvar Mr. Vishal Bhardwaj for scripting the emotions and soul of the characters in such a presentable way, even the direction headed by Meghna Gulzar of the movie Talvar is to be given credit for taking a bold step and moving ahead with the movie.

Overall, i feel its a movie you should not miss, thou many of us might be well verse with the case however the way the case has been opened up from all perspective is something to watch out for in the movie and finally is the justice served is something that we ultimately have to decide, if for nothing else.


10710797_758717224221902_2726848845181051876_nThe movie revolves around “UCIL factory”  a American enterprise lead by Warren Anderson (Martin Sheen) who is the chairman and decision maker, the company has a pesticide plant in Bhopal being centrally located in the heart of India and subsidiary of water and other facilities from government.

The movie is well weaved in showing the human elements of emotions in condition of poverty and the need for money which leads Dilip (Rajpal Yadav), a rickshaw wala to work in Union Carbide factory to make ends meet, build his name in the ghetto and  to save funds for his sister’s marriage.

Motwani a budding news publisher who is on a mission but struggling to open the dusted black truth about dangers, safety and health hazards of UCIL’s factory gas which is taking a toll on lives surrounding the factory and city of Bhopal.

His mission gets wing when he comes across a young American journalist Eva Gascon (Mischa Barton)  who is in the city for other reasons, Motwani tells her about his struggle and tries to convince her to help him on his journey to disclose truth and asks her to meet the UCIL chairman Mr Anderson to know answers which are ignored deliberately for many reasons and keeping lives at stake.

Other sub characters have also done justice to their roles, like the lead actress and wife of Dilip (Tannishtha Chatterjee), the manager of the factory, safety officer at UCIL, Engineers, UCIL foreign staff and associates and other co actors have contributed to show and highlight the real life event.

A tale to tell, well screened by Ravi Kumar (Director and Script writer) and Team

Thou there has been many reviews and documentaries made on this tragic disaster but no one has able to capture the insights of what really happened that night and how the lives suffered that tragic night, also covering the before event which lead to this tragedy, the diplomacy of government, the reasons for UCIL to continue production despite knowing the aftermath of safety hazards is really something to look upto in the movie.10432989_776971639063127_3264961243010015204_n

“People suffered and died in thousands due to the biggest industrial chemical catastrophe on that December night of 1984, Thou 30 years passed by but the scar of no relief in form of any official statement or apology is still a far talk from both the state government and UCIL.

The pain, anguish, emotions of innocent lives are the form factors that the movie “Bhopal – a prayer for rain”  covers in the most realistic and significant way”

The movie preview was made possible by Indiblogger team  who tagged up with Bhopal a prayer for rain for a private screening of the movie.

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