Movie this week: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Irrfan Khan’s Jazbaa! The Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Irrfan Khan-starrer Jazbaa is making news for its unique casting. Film-maker Sanjay Gupta has managed a casting coup of sorts by bringing together the two global icons who have made their mark in Hollywood.
And the actors, too, are excited about the project. “Working with Aishwarya was a wonderful experience. We shared a great bond. I was looking forward to working with her, and hence, the chemistry we shared on the sets was very natural.
That is exactly what you will see in the film as well,” says Irrfan. He adds that he was impressed with how Aishwarya handled her personal and professional life. “She is a pure soul. The best thing is to see her balancing her work and her personal life. She took perfect care of her daughter and shot for the film too.”
Though it’s an action thriller, the film is also highly emotional, and that is what drew Aishwarya to it.
“Jazbaa was just the kind of movie I wanted to do. It is the subject that I said yes to as it was relatable to me. If Jazbaa had come to me three or five years back, I would have still agreed to do the film, but the whole experience of becoming a mother in real life, and then playing the role of Anuradha Verma helped me have that integrity and truth towards the role. The movie is socially relevant, and will make people sit up and think,” says Aishwarya.
This week we have a solo release which perhaps is the most awaited one. It brings back to the big screen one of the beautiful faces on earth Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Of course, the anticipation is tremendous. But before you get ready to buy the tickets, let us tell you what it is all about!
Director: Sanjay Gupta
Star cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Jackie Shroff
Synopsis: Anuradha (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) is in a grave and dreadful predicament. Her daughter has been abducted and the only way she can get her back is by defending a convict who has brutally raped and murdered a woman. Will she comply to his demand for her daughter’s sake or will she sacrifice her daughter’s life for the right thing?
Why should you watch it? The fact that Aishwarya is back on the big screen is reason enough to check out Jazbaa. She has returned after a long hiatus. If you need more reasons, then there is Sanjay Gupta who is known to dole out stylish and slick thrillers which are exemplary. But above all that, it has Irrfan Khan in a role we haven’t seen him do in recent times. Dollops of action and dhamekadar dialogues are what he ensures because acting is something that comes pretty natural to him. He is simply effortless.
You don’t really have any reason to not watch this film and so this Friday, Jazbaa is highly recommended.