Movie Review: Jazbaa (2015)

Box Office: Above Avg.

Jazbaa-MovieProminent criminal lawyer Anuradha Verma’s daughter is abducted, and the abductor informs her that the only way she will ever see her daughter again is by defending a convicted felon, charged with brutally raping and murdering a young woman. The abductor watches Anuradha’s every move, forces her to comply and orchestrates a perfect crime by outwitting the police. Anuradha’s friend Yohan, a suspended policeman with disregard for old rules, is too tangled up in his own mess to help her. The prosecutor is a longtime rival who is determined to defeat Anuradha professionally. Anuradha has only seven days before the trial ends and race against time and corruption to save her daughter.

Starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead role, with Irrfan Khan and Shabana Azmi in supporting roles, Jazbaa is a remake of the 2007 South Korean film Seven Days.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “JAZBAA is a well-made film true to its genre. It has a message and it has a motive!”
3.5 “Despite the story being highly far-fetched, the film is still arresting for its pacy storytelling, actors who perform with conviction, and a few interesting surprises in the finale. “
3.5 “If you enjoy whodunits, watch it. You won’t see the suspense coming.”
DNA India
3.5 “Aishwarya Rai back with a bang”
3.0 “Irrfan Outshines Aishwarya In This Gripping Thriller.”
3.0 ” JAZBAA is a captivating thriller with good performances that make it a decent one-time watch.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “If only Sanjay Gupta had gone a little easy on the unnecessary and intrusive melodrama. Even then, it’s a good one time watch for sure..”
3.0 “If you are a fan of Sanjay Gupta’s films, Jazbaa would not be a bad watch for the weekend…”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Jazbaa, however, is just as much, if not more, Irrfan Khan’s film. “
Movies NDTV
2.5 “Melodrama clubbed with slo-mo is extremely irritating in the film.”
2.5 “Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s green return gift to Bollywood”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Jazbaa will entertain in bits and leave you bewildered at points. Watch if you are hardcore Sanjay Gupta fan. “
2.0 “Gupta gets caught pandering to his Korean cinema fetishes”
2.0 “Aishwarya-15-expressions-for-one-emotion-Rai exhausts every muscle in her body to ACT”
1.5 “Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is over-the-top in this convoluted, over-plotted crime-drama.”
1.0 “Jazbaa is a sloppy green mess”

Video Review By: KRK – “Sure shot hit. Sanjay Gupta has proved again that he is a master director of action films.”

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