The pairing of Vidya and Shefali has given a strength to this film. While the writing and direction seem to falter in this film, Vidya and Shefali’s performances have held it firmly in place.
- Movie_ Jalsa
- Release Date_ March 2022
- Genres_ crime drama
- Language_ Hindi
- OTT Platform_ Prime Video
- Director by _ Suresh Triveni
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- Star Cast_ Vidya Balan, Shefali Shah, Rohini Hattangadi, Surya Kasibhatla, Manav Kaul, Kashish Rizwan, Shafeen Patel, Vidhatri Bandi, Mohammad Iqbal Khan,
In Suresh Triveni’s Jalsa, you are going to see two very powerful women, who might not let you get up from your TV screen. These women are Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah. Both the actors are passionate and strong too. This film of Vidya and Shefali is a suspense thriller.
Lots of strong dialogues, emotional turmoil and dramatic unfolding events are to be expected from this film. Now whether Shefali and Vidya as well as director Suresh have been able to live up to these expectations or not, you should read this review once.
Jalsa Movie Story
The beginning of Jalsa makes you feel like you are a passenger on a local Mumbai train. Voices are playing in the speaker system. It’s a quiet night and there is train movement. Later at this quiet railway station, a young girl is seen pushing the boy who came with her. After this, the girl is shown being hit by a speeding car. she is lying on the road
But there is no one on that deserted road to save him. Meanwhile, a journalist Maya Menon (Vidya Balan) is questioning a retired judge on her prime time show and her interview goes viral on social media.
After this, it is revealed that the girl who got into the accident is named Ayesha and she is the daughter of Rukhsana (Shefali Shah), who works as a cook in Menon’s house. As scene after scene unfolds, Maya and Rukhsana’s lives get entangled with each other in strange ways. On the other hand, Rohini, another journalist working in Maya’s office,
starts searching for the truth about Ayesha’s painful and suspense-creating accident. Who was the boy who was thrown in front of the train? Why did Ayesha’s accident happen and what was the mystery between Maya and Rukhsana, if you want to know this, then you will have to watch this film once.
The story of the film is good, but there is a slight mistake in telling it on screen. It seems a bit confusing to see which story is going from where. The pace of the film or rather the way things are happening can bother you a bit. Somewhere in the story there has been a mistake in the pre and post interval switch. Without giving any spoilers, all I will say is that the climax can leave you very disappointed.
Many questions have come to mind after watching the film. The biggest question is whether Bollywood is ready for this kind of experiment cinema, where what happens in the end is not told properly in the climax. We feel it will take a little longer for OTT films to break the norms of traditional cinema as films like Jalsa are complicating things a bit instead of entertaining the audience. Well, if you are fond of watching such kind of movies, then you can watch it once.
Talking about acting, every character of this film has given a great performance. Vidya Balan once again proved why she is called the best actress of Hindi cinema. Be it showing confidence and boldness as a reputed journalist or portraying a woman who is forced to hide the truth. The actress displays every color of her character on the screen in a very spectacular way.
Like Vidya, Shefali Shah has also acted very well. Shefali has portrayed fierce anger and love in this film as powerfully as Vidya. The pairing of Vidya and Shefali has given a strength to this film. While the writing and direction seem to falter in this film, Vidya and Shefali’s performances have held it firmly in place. Apart from Vidya and Shefali, all the actors have done full justice to their character.