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Talvar (2015)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2 October 2015 (USA)
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An experienced investigator confronts several conflicting theories about the perpetrators of a violent double homicide.

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Ramashankar Pillai
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JK Dixit
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Kanahiya' brother in low
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Kanhaiya
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Somen Mishra ...
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Alisha Parveen ...
Shruti Tandon
Pramod Pathak ...
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The story revolves around the mysterious murder cases of a 14-year girl, Shruti and the domestic help, Khempal who worked at her place. The film is based on the real life Noida Double Murder Case of 2008, where the parents were said to be the prime suspects of the murders. The film showcases three perspectives to the case which emerge as the investigation moves forward.

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Culpa Declarada  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$144,713, 4 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$342,370, 30 October 2015
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Second movie to be released in the same year based on the double homicide true story of Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj Banjade. The first one was Rahasya starring Kay Kay Menon in January 2015. Talvar was released in Ocrober 2015 See more »

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While the story begins in 2008, soon after the murder, a Fluidic Verna car is seen in a scene. This car was launched in 2011. Similarly, in one scene, a Honda City is seen driving behind the police jeep. The latest version of Honda City was launched in 2014. See more »

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References Ijaazat (1987) See more »

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Shaam Ke Saaye
Performed by Arijit Singh (Vocals)
Lyrics by Gulzar
Guitars: Tushar Parte, Mayukh Sarkar
Flute: Paras Nath
Music composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
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A true film, and Excellent is a very small word!
7 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Based on Arushi Talwar's murder case. Written by Vishal Bhardwaj. Directed by Meghna Gulzar. Starring Irrfan Khan, Konkana Sen Sharma & Niraj Kabi. I was not aware of what was happened to Arushi. I only knew that her parents have been proved guilty and they are still in jail. But this film describes something else. And after watching the movie, I can't imagine the life of her parents. Pannel Discussion scene is one of the best scene I've seen this year. Serious topic with a light humor, is Vishal's cup of tea. Irrfan can do everything. Neeraj Kabi is growing faster and faster. What should I say about Kankana! Tabu has a cameo too. Music by Vishal and Lyrics by Gulzar. Insaaf is the perfect song. No background music makes the movie real. Just a one superb background score, during the scene of murder. I have never seen any movie, in which the audience is sitting so quietly and enjoying, as this is not for single screen type audience. People are changing, so it's a good hope for the better Indian cinema. I've read in some of reviews that the movie is very disturbing. I found it too. Questions and questions are there in my mind. With an addition of sorrow. One poor mistake of policeman leads the case to nowhere. Just watch it and it will come in your thoughts for some days for sure. Not writing much, as I've to come out from the film.


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