Director Meghna Gulzar is feeding our morbid curiosity with her murder mystery thriller, Talvar. The movie is inspired by one of the most baffling murder mysteries in India – the 2008, Aarushi Talwar murder case, also known as the 'Noida Double Murder Case'. The murder mystery is still one of the most intriguing and talked about murder cases in India.
This fictional dramatization of true life events revolves around the murder case investigation, inquiring whether the parents (Talvar’s) were guilty of killing their teenage daughter. Importantly, the incident still resonates in the public minds, as there is no sense of closure in the case in spite of the guilty verdict with a life sentence for killing their daughter and the domestic servant.
The movie features Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma and Neeraj Kabi in leading roles. Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has penned the story. The movie has recieved positive reviews from the critics.
Singh Is Bliing
Singh Is Bliing is an action comedy film directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Ashvini Yardi and Jayantilal Gada under the banners Grazing Goat Pictures and Pen India Pvt. Ltd. The movie features Akshay Kumar (as Raftaar Singh) along with Amy Jackson, Lara Dutta and Kay Kay Menon in lead roles.
Akshay is returning to the silver screen after a brief hiatus of some years, as a ‘Super Sardaar’ with the movie. Akshay who acted in a lot of ‘khiladi’ movies during 90’s has lately being playing the role of Sardar or the famous Singh of Punjab to good success in his recent movies.
However, the movie which claims to be a ‘roller-coaster ride of craziness’, will whether shine or blink; only the time and the audience response can answer it. The critics have not rated the movie highly. One of the review says – “Nothing is shining here”.
Apparently, 'Bling' refers to the shiny accessories worn by the rappers and the underground artistes, which is also be worn by Akshay in the movie.
So, in an extended weekend (Friday being a holiday due to Gandhi Jayanti in India), 'Singh Is Bliing' or 'Talvar'; what's your pick?