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Jazbaa Movie Review

Jazbaa  Movie Review

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Average Ratings:2.5/5

Reviews Counted:11
Neutral :2
Negative : 3

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

Often the problem with trying to satisfy multiple agendas is that telling an interesting story becomes secondary to everything else.Yet nothing hurts the senses more than the sepia-soaked yellow-green lighting that gives the film a post-apocalypse videogame-like effect. I’m going with two out of five for Jazbaa. Frankly it delivers more than its awful trailer promised. But good luck protecting your eyes and ears from this sensory overload.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV

Overall, Jazbaa feels like a wasted effort, a clear case of superficial style triumphing over substance by a fair distance.But it has just enough for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan fans to justify a trip to the multiplexes. Jazbaa, however, is just as much, if not more, Irrfan Khan’s film.

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Ratings:– Review By:Taran Adarsh Site:Twitter

Watched #Jazbaa. A captivating thriller with a powerful finale. Slick, stylish & fast-paced, the film’s high point is it’s taut screenplay.Sanjay Gupta’s deft direction uplifts even an ordinary sequence. Aiding him are punch-packed dialogue and superb cinematography. Aishwarya makes a stunning impact, conveying a gamut of emotions [grief, strong-willed, determined] with aplomb. Finest work so far. Jazbaa also boasts of two stellar performances: Irrfan [outstanding] and Shabana Azmi [remarkable]. Two major strengths of this film.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Meena Iyer Site:Times Of India

Jazbaa’s narrative has pace and power. From screeching car sequences to emotionally-charged showdowns between his accomplished lead cast; the film throbs. Which is not to say that there are no flaws. The green hue overshadows Mumbai’s skyline. Aishwarya is rusty at the start but eventually takes charge of the dual aspects of her character. Once in the groove, her eyes breathe fire.

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Ratings:– Review By:Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business

Sanjay Gupta’s direction fails to create the right kind of impact. He has concentrated too much on making a stylised film but that has not taken care of the emotional side of the drama which remains dull. On the whole, Jazbaa will fail to deliver at the box-office and will entail losses to all concerned. Class audiences may find the film interesting but that will just not be enough.

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Ratings:1/5 Review By:Raja Sen Site:Rediff

Gupta has cut to a generic hip-hop song, a ‘party song’, the kind Irrfan himself satirised so well recently.That says it all, the gulf between the lampooned and the lampooner.earlier, Khan offers a fellow policeman a bribe of the very purest Shilajit, but that might have come in handier for Gupta’s flaccid film. You can give us red eyes in a green film, Mr Gupta, but that doesn’t make it Christmas.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By:BollywoodHungama Site:BollywoodHungama

While the film’s music (Amar Mohile) is not very massy, it is the film’s background music that keeps the film gripped throughout. The film’s editing (Bunty Negi) could have been a bit better in order for the film to look sleeker. The film’s cinematography (Sameer Arya) is decent. On the whole, JAZBAA is a captivating thriller with good performances that make it a decent one-time watch.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Surabhi Redkar Site: Koimoi

Jazbaa does not promise anything extraordinary. If you have missed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in films, here is a treat for you. Irrfan Khan fans will certainly enjoy.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Shubha Saha Site:Mid Day

Sanjay manages to keep the proceedings on a tight leash, not allowing our attention waver for too long. Even as you anxiously follow Aishwarya’s tense four days in which she has to get the rapist, Miyaaz Shaikh (Chandan Roy Sanyal) out of prison that he’s ensconced in, it is Irrfan who captures your heart and imagination. If only Gupta had gone a little easy on the unnecessary and intrusive melodrama. Even then, it’s a good one time watch for sure.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Lokesh Dharmani Site:Masala

The film gives such gyan on life, love and universe that it seems less like a whodunnit murder mystery and more like a satsang. There is a spiritual spin to everything. A character in the movie says, I like holding my coffee mug close, because I want to hold my life close and feel it with my naked fingers. I laughed out so loud that my cheeks still hurt. Yep, you can hold the coffee mug close, hold your life close too. I am not sure if you should come anywhere close to Jazbaa.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Manjusha Radhakrishnan Site:Gulf News

Jazbaa’s taut pace and streamlined approach towards the second half glosses over these glaring inadequacies. The climax is sharp and unexpected. The whodunit also addresses the issue of violence against women, in an entertaining manner. The film looks at how rape cases are shoddily handled by Indian courts and dwells briefly on how a manipulative criminal can walk away scot-free if aided by a smart lawyer. The thrilling bits are saved for the last in this succinct thriller, making you wonder why the bits about retribution, justice, crime and punishment were not explored in depth. The wicked climax of Jazbaa makes it a satisfying watch, but not a watertight thriller.

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 Movie:  Jazbaa

Synopsis:  Prominent criminal lawyer Anuradha Verma’s daughter is abducted, and the abductor informs her that the only way she will ever see her daughter again is by defending a convicted felon, charged with brutally raping and murdering a young woman.

The abductor watches Anuradha’s every move, forces her to comply and orchestrates a perfect crime by outwitting the police. Anuradha’s friend Yohan, a suspended policeman with disregard for old rules, is too tangled up in his own mess to help her.

The prosecutor is a longtime rival who is determined to defeat Anuradha professionally. Anuradha has only seven days before the trial ends and race against time and corruption to save her daughter.

Release Dates: Oct 9, 2015

 Director:   Sanjay Gupta

Producer: Sanjay Gupta,Aishwarya Rai

Running time: 2h 3m

Music composed by: Sachin-Jigar Amjad-Nadeem Arko

 Aishwarya Rai
Anuradha Gupta
 Nittin Keni
Akash Chawla
Sachin R. Joshi
Sachin R. Joshi

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  1. Jazbaa helmed by Sanjay Gupta which is the comeback vehicle of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a fast-paced, taut thriller peppered with some outstanding dialogues, excellent performances and a formidable climax. For my detailed review, please visit……….http://rohitmoviereview.blogspot.in/

  2. JAZBAA:
    Not all Greens are good! [2/5]

    The reason behind a remake can be disciplined into more than one intention or culpable justification. Recreating the success story at the box-office now in your favor [HUM AAPKE HAIN KOUN…! tops the list] is one. Blessing the original with a new perspective to instate your radical creative expression [DEV D could be the most genre-defining example] is other. Meanwhile, some choose to be unapologetically lazy to create anything at their own. Calculatedly, Sanjay Gupta’s JAZBAA is a lethal combination belonging to each one of the above given grounds but unintentionally it proves to be one of those lame efforts that make the original look a classic while it wasn’t. JAZBAA is nothing but the return of a ‘stuck in his own world’ filmmaker who believes more in styling their actors than in making them dive into the characters they are playing on-screen, to a great deal of depth.

    Looking at the vital components in the plot, Korean thriller ‘SEVEN DAYS’ was a perfect film destined to be remade by Sanjay Gupta at any given time. Tainted characters, twisted plot and the dark world of crime to deal with; Gupta has always a ‘green’ eye for such vulnerable subject. Criminal lawyer and a single-parent Anuradha Verma [Mrs Rai Bachchan] never minds taking false cases from evidently guilty clients as only they can afford her services and not the innocent ones. Though we rarely see her best foot being put forward in the court scenes, the tag of being an advocate with 100% success record is forced-feed to us very conveniently. One day, her daughter goes missing and now the abductor wants her to take the case of a rapist and murderer [Chandan Roy Sanyal] and bring him back alive from the death ropes. Anuradha has a ticking bomb in her hands that makes her run, jump and chase to save her daughter. Suspended corrupt cop Yohaan [Irrfan] is the only helping shadow by her side.

    Sanjay Gupta with Robin Bhatt doesn’t feel any shame in lifting clues and cues from its original Korean film. While the original has managed to stick on the plot as a plain crime thriller, Gupta does make an effort to make it socially relevant film by raising the burning issue of rapes in India. He makes his characters speak about it. He ends the film with stats and facts about the issue. And this was the only addition apart from the veteran Kamlesh Pandey’s verbal punches but the way Sanjay Gupta deals with it; I think it declines more on the ‘exploitation’ side. Gupta gives you all shiny and well-styled characters that wear sunglasses even at the darkest places on earth, show off their ‘killer’ attitude through the cheesy one-liners that could easily get turned into a cheap ‘Whats App’ picture message and cry out so loud you would start feeling sorry more for your eardrums than her pain. Here, even the most insignificant characters treat you as the punching bag in their drawing room and keep throwing at you heavily philosophical lines about life, death and what not.

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in her comeback shows magical sparks in her presence on screen like the way she always has in her. No matter how intense or depressing the scene is, you could never turn aside your eyes from appreciating her flawless beauty. You can count the same a negative in a performance based role like this. Irrfan plays it ultra-cool and takes away all the claps and whistles every time he talks something utter meaningless yet massy lines. Shabana Azmi is as melodramatic as she could be yet her being in the frame itself brings more credence, power and life altogether. Jackie Shroff, Atul Kulkarni, Abhimanyu Singh and Chandan Roy Sanyal are wasted.

    JAZBAA could have been a good thriller if the melodrama, styling, obsessively done color-correction and uninspiring background sound would have not shadowed the more significant aspect of the filmmaking i.e. honest storytelling. Wait till it premiers on TV and you might enjoy the latest addition in Bollywood’s ‘Khan-brigade’ with all the required swag; Irrfan! [2/5]

  3. Nice movie…dont believe these idiotic reviews…story is ok,acting by irfan khan,aish was simply superb..songs are good,direction was also good..they can gve minimum 3/5…3.5/5

  4. Jazbaa…Nice Movie…Great Acting By Irfan Khan and Aish…Also Shabana Azmi…Tight Thriller…Engaging Story… Go and watch Jazbaa and please Beware of Idiotic reviews ha…They all Enjoyed Watching Jazbaa and Some Idiotic Reviewer Giving advice to Avoid Jazbaa…Na Its Wrong Number…

  5. Yaar Gaurav Aap Wapas Q aagye ho yaha…Or Remake he to Ghatiya Hi hogi kya film? Rehne do yaar…Itne review to aate he to Apna review yaha chaapna jaruri hota he kya? Rehne dia kro ha…Jazbaa Movie Aankh Khol kar dekhne par pata chalega k Jazbaa deserve 2* or 3*,3.5*,4* ……..

  6. movie is a remake of Seven Days…a Korean crime/Thriller…and Korean movies are the best in Asia..their production values are similar like Hollywood…It is a pity that Indian Filmmakers only pasting the Korean movies in Hindi…If you have so much money..give me a chance i can write better story then Your Writers and can give much batter production values if Sajid Nadiadwala or YRF (Any big production House) investing blindly on such projects because Bahurani is making a comeback..Learn From Amir Khan…It is all about understanding the psyche of audience..People in India have time and money to watch movies on weekends even when they don't have any options…so if any producer reaching a break even point on box office in terms on revenue…it does not mean you have made a good movie…it's just that your are conning yourself..and you have been lucky…Movies like Talvar or Queen are still an example..our original stories are far better than stolen stories..But what difference of a single man like me make a difference when Bollywood still revolve around the Relatives of Directors, Actors and Producers…If Nephew/Niece of Veteran Director/Actor wants to take opportunity to come in Lime Light without having actual talent this industry cannot overcome the setbacks of these flopps..Even a country Like Philippines produces Man On Job blockbuster with better script and Acting…Indian Cinema is still a Family Controlled Business…I hope people around the world know Indian cinema for its better stories and acting than dance and singing..

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