MOVIE TIMINGS, JAMMU
Film: “Jazbaa”; Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Shabana Azmi, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Atul Kulkarni, Jackie Shroff and Sara Arjun; Director: Sanjay Gupta; Rating: ***1/2
Anuradha Varma (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) is a successful criminal lawyer whose life turns topsy-turvy when her young daughter Sanaya (Sara Arjun) is kidnapped suddenly. As ransom, she is compelled to handle the case of a murderer and rapist Niyaaz (Chandan Roy Sanyal) and has to ensure he walks out free.
The music is subtly and cleverly used and there are no unwarranted song sequences to break the uninterrupted viewing experience. “Jane tere sheher ka kya irada hai”, sung by Vipin Aneja, is soulful and touches your heart.
Cinematographer Sameer Arya’s camera work is flawless and he adroitly captures the mood of the scene in a stylised manner.
Bunty Nagi’s editing is praiseworthy as he has seamlessly layered the film.
“Jazbaa” is a well made, stylish action-drama, with good performances, strong screenplay and distinctive cinematography. However, the picture-perfect designing of the film is over-egged, giving the film a glossy, albeit, synthetic and unreal look.
With ample thrill and entertainment, this one is a good weekend watch.