NEW DELHI: It is no hidden fact that the recently released ‘Talvar’ starring Irrfan Khan and Konkana Sen is based on the real life events of the Aarushi Talwar murder case. It reflects the trauma of the incident that took place in Noida in 2008 where a 14-year-old girl Aarushi Talwar and her family’s domestic help Hemraj were found brutally murdered under mysterious circumstances. The case was not only highlighted in the media and sensationalized to a great extent but was also considered to be one of the most watched cases in recent history.
The directorial venture of Meghna Gulzar is receiving immense appreciation from viewers across the country since its release this Friday. The characters of the movie have been named with minor variations made to the original names. While Aarushi Talwar is Shruti, her father Rajesh is Ramesh, mother Nupur is called Nutan and CBI is called CDI in the movie. 

Let’s take a look at some important incidents that you will learn from Talvar:

  1. Some of the most reputed actors of Indian cinema star in the movie and play out the dreadful details of the 2008 Aarushi Talwar murder case.
  2. You simply cannot ignore the fact that how the story unfolds on the big screen is closely associated with real life events.
  3. The movie settles on the tackiness of the Uttar Pradesh Police in its investigation over the case. It highlights the major fact that the police actually ignored vital leads and crucial evidence a day after Aarushi and Hemraj were found dead that would have helped to identify the killers convincingly.
  4. Keeping in mind the focus of the film, it is certain for a viewer to sympathize with the parents during the course of the film, while public opinion continues to be polarized on who the actual killer is and if justice has actually been given to the innocent teenager and the poor domestic help.
  5. The movie probably is demanding to reconsider Talwars’ plea and fate as Irrafan Khan who plays the role of investigator Ashwin Kumar becomes the voice of it in Talvar with his statement that it is better to release 10 guilty than to punish one single person.
  6. Talvar actually highlights different versions of the murder case. At first, parents are assumed to be the culprits, then in the second happening, ‘servants’ are assumed to be the culprits and the third version adds critical details to the event which brings a major twist to the entire episode. 
  7. Talvar’s main highlight is the investigation than the trial which makes it justifiable that why Gulzar fails to mention Nupur Talwar’s changing statement over where she had left the room keys of her daughter Aarushi Talwar on that fateful night.
  8. The movie intends to highlight the miscarriage of justice that Aarushi’s parents were actually tried by the media and sent to police custody following a messy investigation by the police.
  9. Overall, the movie is disturbing but is not worth giving a miss.

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