Director: Sanjay Gupta
Producor: Sanjay Gupta and Anuradha Gupta,Nittin Keni, Akash Chawla and Sachin R. Joshi and Raina Sachin R. Joshi
Screenplay: Sanjay Gupta and Robin Bhatt
Starring: Aishwarya Rai, Irrfan Khan, Shabana Azmi
Music: Sachin-Jigar, Amjad-Nadeem and Arko
Background score: Amar Mohile
Cinematography: Sameer Arya
Editedor: Bunty Nagi
Production Company: white Feather Films and Viiking Media & Entertaiment
Distributor: Essel Vision Productions
Release dates: 9 October 2015
Story line: Jazbaa is a suspense thriller. It is a remake of the 2007 South Korean film Seven Days. The film is about a lawyer whose daughter is kept hostage while she is asked to fight a case for a man who has been charged of rape and murder five times and win it within seven days.
While Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will play the role of the lawyer, Irrfan Khan reportedly will essay the character of a suspended cop and Shabana Azmi will play his onscreen mother who is also a professor.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Gupta started his career with Aatish: Feel the Fire. Later he went to write and direct films including Ram Shastra, Khauff and Jung. The filming of Jung (2000), lasted over two years. Gupta and producer Satish Tandon had a dispute about the release of the film, with Tandon pushing for a release while Gupta wanted Sanjay Dutt to re-dub some lines, which Dutt was refusing to do.
While filming Kaante in the Los Angeles in 2001, the events of the 9/11 attack forced the film to relocate planned scenes from several areas that were then considered sensitive. Commentators noted a similarity in Kaante to Quentin Tarantino’s film Reservoir Dogs. Gupta says that he was inspired by a number of other films as well, including The Asphalt Jungle, The Killing, and the film that inspired Reservoir Dogs, City On Fire. Gupta’s Zinda (2006) has been described as a unofficial remake of the Korean film Oldboy
He also produced the films Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007), Dus Kahaniyaan, and directed and co-produced Shootout at Wadala the sequel to Shootout at Lokhandwala.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Jazbaa is a remake of 2007 South Korean film “Seven Days”. “Seven Days” was a commercial and critical success for its targeted market. So we can safely predict that Sanjay Gupta has a tried and tested engaging plot to start with. Now the question is that, is he capable of adapting a thrilling plot and presenting it as per Hindi cinema audience sensibility. The answer is Yes, as he had success fully done it in the past with Kaante and Zinda.
His way of film making emphasizes on styling the central characters of his movies. He takes optimum leverage that falls under the purview of typical bollywood masala movie. And through this differentiation, he is able to strike a chord with his targeted audience.
Same is the case with Jazbaa, where Irfan Khan has been given few one liners which are catchy and enhancing his screen presence in the movie. Aishwarya has selected a sensible role that presents her in a very refreshing look. She is playing the central character in this film and is looking captivating in the role.
Soulful music has always been the notable point in Sanjay Gupta’s features, music of Jazbaa is yet another addition to the list. My favorite song of the movie is, “ Jaane there shehar ka kya irada hai, asmaan kam, parinde zada hai”
I am expecting few flaws in the screenplay, especially in the second half. However I am sure that the chances of this movie going completely off track is negligible. It should keep the audiences engaged throughout the movie.
It appears to be a decent movie, if not as exceptional as last week’s release movie “Talvar”.
Written By: Rajat Narula