Movie Review: Jazbaa
Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Shabana Azmi, Jackie Shroff, Chandan Roy Sanyal
The biggest highlight of the movie is Aishwarya Rai’s comeback after a
long interim of five years, which makes this movie a crucial film for her career as well. Another important fact about the movie is the trio alliance Aishwarya, Irrfan, Sanjay which will be seen for the first time on screens.
The movie is about a single mother who is a virtuoso lawyer, everything in her life was going well till a call reveal that her daughter is been kidnapped and fighting and winning a case for a convicted felon would only release her daughter.
Anuradha Verma ( Aishwarya ) is an ace criminal lawyer and have a track
record of 100% success rate. She is a single mother and her life revolves around her daughter. One day on her way to somewhere, and gets a call proclaiming that they have kidnapped her daughter and are least interested in money. She has to fight a case for their convicted felon (Sanyal) who has been convicted under the charges of rape and murder. Here inspector Yuhan (Irrfan Khan) comes in and does everything to help Anuradha to get her daughter. He is a laureated but suspended police officer and have an appreciation inclination for Anuradha, so decides to be with her and rescue her daughter back from the kidnappers. In this chase, they meet victim’s mother ( Shabana Azmi ) who elucidate them about the brutal act, which took place with her daughter. After knowing the details of how this inhuman act took place, she digs in a guilty that she is trying to save an animal. But her maternal instincts underfoot her guilt aside to concentrate on the case and get her daughter back. Into this hullabaloo, enters a politician ( Jackie Shroff ) who is cloaking his drug addicted son. The case is becoming more intricate and is unfolding the unseen pages and forges towards the fidgety climax.
Initially, the movie is a bit slow but captures the grip in the later part. The movie is inspired by a south Korean thriller ‘Seven Days’, however, it has Sanjay Gupta’s tint. Running toward the climax, the movie keeps a hold on you to know who did what.
It’s a perfect comeback for Ash, she gets an apt leeway to mark her performance and does it in a profound manner which marks her way. She has exhibited some scenes so well that it takes you in the flow and in some scenes the fire in her eyes might even get you the goosebumps. Shabana Azmi is flawless and plays her part effortlessly. Irrfan is ingenious in his own way and especially the way he evokes and emotes is infallible.
If you love thrillers and are Ash fan then this flick is not the one to miss. A perfect role for Aishwarya’s comeback.