Talvar : Two Murders, Three Investigating Teams and Multiple Suspects

Nothing interests the audiences more than high-profile murder cases. From Jessica Lal to Aarushi Talwar and now Sheena Bora, the audiences closely follow all the court proceedings and tune into The Newshour, to absorb all details and draw conclusions on their own.

Talvar depicts the Aarushi Talwar double murder case as an open-ended one. It highlights the fractured legal system, the negligence and incompetency prominent in the police system and the judgemental Indian society. So, in the movie Aarushi Talwar is Shruti Tandon, Hemraj is Khempal, the key accused, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are depicted as Ramesh and Nutan Tandon and the CBI is CDI [Central Department Of Information]


Talvar is a difficult film to watch because we know all along that we aren’t in a fictitious land; we are in Noida where the double murder took place. This film also exposes the professional rivalries between the investigating teams and the insatiable thirst of the Indian media for masala.

The double murder of Aarushi Talwar and the Talwar’s male domestic help shook the Indian society and uprooted the very value system that the Indian society is based on. Prior to this double murder case, a father slaughtering his daughter to death was unheard of. The murder mystery garnered a lot more attention mainly because it dealt with the middle-class Indian society, people like you and me. Movie reaches it’s climax when there is a round-table conference between the two investigating teams, one team that is convinced that the parents killed Arushi, depicted as Shruti Tandon in the movie and the other team that is convinced that the other small-time employees and helpers, who were employed with the Talvars choreographed the killings.

Irfan Khan depicting the role of Ashwin Kumar from originally CBI is the movie’s best highlight. He makes the case interesting and keeps the audiences captivated and wanting for more.

The movie is loosely based on Avirrook Sen’s book, “Aarushi”. After delivering two disasters as a director, it is surprising to see the movie that Meghna has come-up with. More power to you, Meghna Gulzar.

The gripping narrative and the events that unfold make Talvar a must watch!

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7 Responses to "Talvar : Two Murders, Three Investigating Teams and Multiple Suspects"

  1. Shashank Sah says:

    Talvar is really a wonderful movie, where the scenes were enacted as it is. There was no goofup with additional stories.

  2. Akash Gholap says:

    I undoubtedly second this review Shweta.
    Talvar is the literal portray of the inhuman society and negligent attitude of the police system. The characters have done justice to the role they played.
    Truly an amzing Movie of the year!

  3. Rahul Pathak says:

    Hope the movie fares as good as the article…Irfaan u always rock…looking forward to see the movie.

  4. Madhu Kashyap says:

    Good Review Shweta Rajhans
    A Very captivating narrative and a gripping storyline,Talvar gives a very strong message to our society at large.The trio Meghna Gulzar alongwith her Father and Vishal Bhardwaj is successful in creating box office magic….

  5. Madhu Kashyap says:

    Good Review Shweta Rajhans..A very gripping narrative and a captivating storyline.Meghna Guljar is successful in creating magic at the box office. Talvar gives a very strong message to the society at large…

  6. Madhu Kashyap says:

    Good Review Shweta Rajhans.A very captivating narrative and a gripping storyline ,Talvar projects a strong message for the society at large.Meghna Guljar is successful in creating magic at the box office…

  7. Akash Ambukar says:

    Well totally agree wid u shweta the atricle which u wrote over this movie is no doubt true….I mst say u do this thng really very clever n tht makes us notice tht u actually do study well over this field to get yhe best of articles towards the people 🙂
    Waitng for many more reviews frm u 😉

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