Talvar (2015)

Hindi Mystery, Thriller
97 %
Total Reviews: 33
Sahi: 32 Nahi: 1

Review Summary: Talvar is gritty, meaningful cinema. Meghana Gulzar gives us one of the best films of the year!

Average Critic Rating: (3.77)
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Release Date:
Est. Budget: 21.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 24.0 CR

Plot: Talvar is an upcoming Bollywood mystery thriller film directed by Meghna Gulzar. It is based on the Noida double murder case and stars Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Tabu, and Sohum Shah in leading roles. The film is produced by Junglee Pictures, the films division of The Times of India... Read more

Talvar - Movie Reviews

That truth can often be stranger than fiction is the point director Meghna Gulzar wants to drive home in Talvar, her gripping, then baffling, and ultimately disturbing account of the Aarushi Talwar murder case of 2008
Rajeev Masand
The masala loving audience might shy away from this movie, but everyone who loves good cinema will cherish this film for years to come. It's said that a pen is mightier than the sword, but in case of this 'Talwar' it's the crime thriller which is mightier than a sword.
Moviez Adda
Like a breath of fresh air to parched lungs, here comes this film with its perfect balance of sobriety and cruelly dark humour
Talvar movie review: The Irrfan-Konkona starrer make us question our precepts about crime and punishment
Indian Express
Talvar is a cleanly-crafted film
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.
बेहतरीन एक्टिंग और स्क्रीनप्ले है फिल्म ‘तलवार’ की जान
Taut screenplay back by extensive research, well shot and neatly edited, Talvar makes a fantastic watch. But it is important to keep in mind that it is just a film and not a statement.
Gritty, gutsy re-examination of the events following Aarushi Talwar's murder
Film Fare
The film has an engaging plot and is backed with superb performances. If you are planning to catch a film during this long weekend then Talvar should be your first choice.
Irrfan Khan's ‘Talvar’ Exposes Flaws in Indian Justice System With Gritty Realism
India West
Well done, Team Talvar
This real-life case was a pretty grotesque one, and the film doesn't shy away from details
Planet Bollywood
TALVAR is not breakthrough cinema. Neither is it exciting or informative.
Glam Sham
In wiping away stains from the sword of justice, Talvar shines.
Times of India
In the thinly disguised version of Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj murders, Meghna Gulzar's film shows a cracked mirror to our suburbia.
तलवार' में धार है
Konkona Sen Sharma and Irrfan Khan’s movie will keep you hooked!
Bollywood Life
Unnerving, unsettling and gripping—this Irrfan Khan starrer is a must watch!
The gripping, partisan ‘Talvar’ lends its weight to the Justice For Talwars campaign
TALWAR Is Gripping Thriller With A Soul
Box Office Caoosule
This Irrfan Khan and Konkana Sen Sharma thriller is dreadfully ENGAGING!
Bollywood Life
Aarushi Talwar double murder case was one of the most talked-about and followed cases in recent times, both in the media and the public.
Guilty is a painstakingly detailed account of the Talwar double-murders and the horrifying mishandling of justice that continues to haunt long after its verdict.
Bolly Spice
Hats off to Meghna Gulzar, Vishal Bharadwaj, Irrfan for this must-see whodunnit based on Aarushi-Hemraj murders
First Post
Vishal Bharadwaj's retelling of Aarushi-Hemraj murders will leave you heartbroken
First Post
‘Talvar’ Will Keep You on the Edge of Your Seats
The Quint
We all know that Bollywood is a place where reel incidents imitate the real ones...
Bollywood Hungama
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.
Reuters India
It is a very uncomfortable film to watch, and that is what makes it so good. A good film should be able to get into our skin, challenge us, shake us up and Talvar does all of that
The story of the film is a known secret for everyone who are regular followers of news. The screenplay and the dialogues of the movie have been handled brilliantly. Vishal Bharadwaj should be praised for his terrific contribution for screenplay and dialogues. The background score of Talvar elevates the film well and the editing has been crisp. The cinematography of the film is the other highlight along with some decent production values. Meghna Gulzar excelled in executing the film in an engaging way.
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
Vishal Bhardwaj's tight screenplay, great casting and Meghna Gulzar's slick-yet-with-an-emotional-undercurrent handling of the material in hand, makes this an immensely watchable film