Talvar Reviews

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  • 70 Bollywood Hungama | Taran Adarsh

    Talvar is such a film in which the script is the undisputed hero. And Meghna has let the film's 'hero' do the talking. Even though the film has powerhouse of talents, it is Irrfan Khan who leads the film right from his entry in the film. Talvar is an engaging, edgy thriller with no dull moments. A must watch.


  • 70 NDTV | Saibal Chatterjee

    Talvar is a minor miracle of a movie. At one level, Talvar is a classic whodunit and a sharply observant police procedural that pieces together different facets of the mystery. Talvar is a mature. It is a must watch.


  • 80 Rediff | Aseem Chhabra

    Talvar's central core is Irrfan Khan's performance where he plays one of the most complex and nuanced roles of his career. Working with superb lead actors and an excellent supporting cast -- many who get the chance to shine, Gulzar has created a remarkable ensemble piece of drama.


  • 70 First Post | Rajyasree Sen

    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. To make a film like this with a cast that has no commercially viable star, you really need to believe in the story you are telling.


  • 90 The Times of India | Srijana Mitra Das

    Talvar gets your mind ticking along the murders' mysteries while it moves your heart at two lives - and one truth - lost. The acting is superb. Talvar's frames are relentless. Talvar takes reality head on - and turns it on its head.


  • 70 CNN-IBN | Rajeev Masand

    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. The acting is consistently top-notch across the board. This is essential viewing, if only to understand the world we live in.


  • 70 Hindustan Times | Sweta Kaushal

    A beautiful aspect of Talvar is the way Meghna and Vishal chose to weave sly wit into the intense narrative. With Irrfan’s ever-effortless acting prowess and Gajraj’s amazing performance, none of the jokes cracked at the cost of those involved in the murder case seem insensitive. Talvar is an intriguing and gripping thriller and boasts of brilliant performances, witty dialogues and much more. You should definitely not miss this one.