The movie tried to strike on the loopholes in the legal system through which the rich and the privileged so called people with connections manage to roam free without guilt after committing terrible crimes.
The story revolves around struggling lawyer Jolly (Arshad) who came to Delhi to try out his luck .
Jolly wants to become rich and famous , and wanted a case that can provide him with much wanted media attention. Movie revolves round the case of 6 pavement dweller who got killed while sleeping on the footpath by a rich drunk boy.
Jolly takes a change and grabs this case but the challenge is that he is pitted against the most powerful and influential lawyer on the opposite side ie Mr Rajpal , brilliantly played by Boman Irani.
First half is quite slow, with some unnecessary songs. The second have is full with twist n turns & court room drama. The dialogues are wise and sensible. Sample this “Aksar suna hai kanoon ke haath bahut lambe hote. Ghanta lambe hote hain! Thakosle hain sab…bakwaas! Kanoon ki baat karta hai saala.”
Performance by Arshad Warsi is good but not great, while Boman Irani has played his character quiet naturally. Amrita Rao has nothing much to do. Sourabh Shukla as the eccentric Justice Tripathi steals the show.
The actors are tailor made for the roles and one comes out of the movie feeling good. The director proves that an engrossing film can be made without the so called superstars and glamour dolls. It’s a hard hitting film and does expose the rot in the system that has now set in. The end gives some hope of good prevailing over evil. Music is below average.
Rating – 3 Out of 5
Verdict – One time watch. Probability of having World TV premier soon
– Yamini Asoor