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Talvar (2015)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2 October 2015 (USA)
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An experienced investigator confronts several conflicting theories about the perpetrators of a violent double homicide.

Director:

Meghna Gulzar

Writers:

Vishal Bhardwaj, Aditya Nimbalkar (associate writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Irrfan Khan ... Ashwin Kumar
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Nutan Tandon
Neeraj Kabi ... Ramesh Tandon
Sohum Shah ... ACP Vedant Mishra
Atul Kumar Atul Kumar ... Paul
Gajraj Rao ... Inspector Dhaniram
Prakash Belawadi ... Ramashankar Pillai
Shishir Sharma ... JK Dixit
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sakshi Bhatia Sakshi Bhatia ... Reporter #2
Purnendu Bhattacharya ... Forensic Expert
Vijay Kumar Dogra Vijay Kumar Dogra ... Kanahiya' brother in low
Sumit Gulati Sumit Gulati ... Kanhaiya
Kiran Khoje ... Basanti (Tandon's Maid)
Somen Mishra Somen Mishra ... Reporter
Alisha Parveen Alisha Parveen ... Shruti Tandon
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Storyline

The story revolves around the mysterious murder cases of a 14-year girl, Shruti and the domestic help, Khempal who worked at her place. The film is based on the real life Noida Double Murder Case of 2008, where the parents were said to be the prime suspects of the murders. The film showcases three perspectives to the case which emerge as the investigation moves forward.

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

2 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Culpa Declarada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$144,713, 4 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$342,370, 30 October 2015
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie, Irrfan Khan and Tabu go through a failing marriage and in one scene Irrfan Khan mentions the name of movie Ijaazat which has similar story as that of Irrfan and Tabu in this movie.The movie Ijaazat(1987) was directed by Gulzar, father of Meghna Gulzar which is clearly a tribute to him. See more »

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While the story begins in 2008, soon after the murder, a Fluidic Verna car is seen in a scene. This car was launched in 2011. Similarly, in one scene, a Honda City is seen driving behind the police jeep. The latest version of Honda City was launched in 2014. See more »

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References Permission (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Shaam Ke Saaye
Performed by Arijit Singh (Vocals)
Lyrics by Gulzar
Guitars: Tushar Parte, Mayukh Sarkar
Flute: Paras Nath
Music composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
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Must watch of the year.
5 October 2015 | by sharduliyerSee all my reviews

Before going to watch this movie, everyone might have speculations, preconceptions, and many thoughts as to what the real thing happened. This is a true story which took place and was the talk of the country for years. Some have anticipation of what might be the truth, some have pre-decided views of what happened and some who didn't know what happened.

Coming back to the movie, it consists of all the ingredients to make it a blockbuster. A murder, many suspects and absurd local police work results into special police to take up the case. Enter Irrfan and the whole case takes a new angle. Newer thoughts are given to the case as to what might have happened with help of logic.

The major thing about this movie is its logic as to what might have truly happened. Some dialogues are comical and really make you see the funny side of some situations. As the movie ended I wondered whether what might have happened because of the twist shown in the movie. But nonetheless this movie has been made with precision and sticks to its main topic.

The only disappointing thing, perhaps, was Tabu not getting much of a role. For a powerful actor like Tabu she should have got a much better role than she got. Irrfan is spot on and is wonderful in every scene and so is Konkona.

Verdict: A must watch even if you know or not know what happened in reality.


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