128 Min | Drama – Thriller | June 2013
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Director: Sohail Tatari
Starring: Tisca Chopra, Paoli Dam, Arjun Mathur
Ankur Arora Murder Case Review: Ankur Arora Murder Case, produced by Vikram Bhatt and directed by Suheil Tatari is a celluloid dramatization of a real incident on medical negligence which led to the death of the patient. Dr Astana (Kay Kay Menon) is a very reputed surgeon and Romesh (Arjun Mathur) is a medical intern working under him in the same hospital. Romesh idolizes Astana until one day, a patient, Ankur Arora dies on the operation table due to the sheer negligence of Astana who is unwilling to take responsibility of the same. Conscience hits Romesh and he sets out on a turbulent journey for justice, against his mentor and the hospital.
Emotional drama has been the forte of Vikram Bhatt’s Ankur Arora Murder Case and he returns to this zone after a hiatus, with a gripping subject which has not been experimented by most in the bollywood fraternity. The initial reels lack the requisite intensity and the plot is marred by a floundering screenplay, but the narrative only gains momentum when the action switches to the courtroom. Tatari makes his characters believable, by infusing the elements of human flaw in each of the individuals, succeeds in absorbing the viewer’s attention by creating a tense atmosphere catalyzed by some well-written dialogues.
Ankur Arora Murder Case is effectively salvaged by some commendable performances. Arjun Mathur delivers a convincing act with the portrayal of a whistle-blower at crossroads of fight against the system. Tisca Chopra is simply brilliant as Ankur’s hapless mom, depicts the emotional rupture with phenomenal capacity. Kay Key menon is outstanding with his grey shades. The arrogance, the indifference that he portrays on the screen and his climactic outburst is unquestionably attention-grabbing! Paoli Dam and Manish Chaudhry are efficient. Vishaka Singh is adequate, but she could have been better in the sequences where she has to choose one between her ambition and conscientious boyfriend. On the whole, this is a touchy and sensitive film, and handled thoughtfully. A heartfelt effort for sure.
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