After the 40thToronto Film Festival, Meghna Gulzar's directorial film "Talvar" has opened to positive reviews in India as well.
Starring Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma and Neeraj Kabi in pivotal roles, "Talvar" is based on the 2008 Aarushi Talwar murder case.
The film, which was recently screened at the Toronto Film Festival, has garnered rave reviews. The critics have called it a must-watch film.
Read what critics have said about the investigative thriller below:
Srijana Mitra Das of The Times of India said: "In wiping away stains from the sword of justice, Talvar shines."
Bollywood Hungama in its review said: "TALVAR is an engaging, edgy thriller with no dull moments. A must watch."
Nandini Ramnath of Scroll.in said: "Talvar makes an elegant and convincing case for the Talwars, but it ignores one of the biggest factors behind their conviction. A separate, cautionary tale can be spun on how news anchors in hot pursuit of ratings and tabloid-influenced editors stacked the odds against the couple."
Shilpa Jamkhandikar of Reuters said: "In one scene, a police officer tells his juniors that they must not be emotionally involved with their cases. Keep a distance, he tells them. For all its positives, "Talvar" fails to keep that distance, and therefore compromises its ability to be an impartial, unbiased chronicle of what is India's most sensational murder case."
Rajyasree Sen of Firstpost said: "It's after a long time that I've seen a film that has spent so much time and effort on research. Hats off to Gulzar and Bharadwaj for their digging and making a documentary thriller, a genre that is largely unexplored in Indian mainstream cinema."
Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV said: "No matter which of the faces of truth the audience takes away from the film, its importance as a mirror of our times is unlikely to diminish in any way.
Talvar is a must watch."