An already gripping story is made extra attention-grabbing by the truth that it’s primarily based on precise occasions
The gripping courtroom drama Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai just lately premiered on streaming website ZEE5. A teenage lady recordsdata a police criticism towards an aged selfstyled holy man, who she alleges sexually assaulted her and he’s arrested.
A righteous lawyer takes on the difficult case towards an omnipotent man with many devotees, nevertheless it isn’t lengthy earlier than witnesses begin to disappear, and his life is in peril. What follows is a protracted battle for justice.
An already gripping story is made extra attention-grabbing by the truth that it’s primarily based on precise occasions. The partaking film reveals much less might be extra because it does away with overblown Bollywood bluster and replaces it with a narrative that’s near actuality.
On the coronary heart of it’s a protecting determine making an attempt to get a younger lady justice towards all the percentages. At a time when the self-styled godmen have a number of political energy in India, that is additionally a courageous piece of filmmaking bringing a hidden secret out within the open.
The engine that drives this movie is a improbable efficiency from Manoj Bajpayee. He flies excessive in each scene with an virtually superhero like position, the place he’s the relatable on a regular basis man at dwelling and a crusading lawyer within the courtroom.
He has a magnetic display presence and is especially good within the courtroom scenes, with explosive dialogue supply, together with a memorable monologue in the direction of the tip. There might have been extra of the sufferer within the film, together with all of the emotional trauma she has suffered and the aftermath.
That doesn’t take away from the influence this surprisingly good courtroom drama makes.
The movie retains its focus and is a lot better than most Bollywood movies launched lately. Don’t be shocked if Bajpayee is nominated for a number of awards after a surprising flip that confirms his brilliance.