27 July, 2021


Gupta has a stellar cast, but loses out on this adv­antage with his slipshod direction.


Starring: Irrfan Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Shabana Azmi, Atul Kulkarni, Jackie Shroff
Directed by Sanjay Gupta

South Korean cinema should be protesting. In his obsession with remaking Korean films in Hindi, Sanjay Gupta continues to make a hash of them, although this time he does it officially. What stands out in Jazbaa (original, Seven Days) is all that’s wrong with it: the needless stylistic gimmickry (aerial shots of car chases with deja vu written all over them; they seem to occur in the same areas in Mumbai) an all-round loudness, a terrible colour pale­tte dominated by icky yel­lows and greens and a perennially overcast, orange sky. What Gupta doesn’t realise is that all...

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