Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar: India: Toronto Star: "Reliving a niece's murder in a graphic, 'powerful film.'..."Guilty revisits 2008 murder of Star editor's niece and a controversial conviction." Shree Paradkar. Toronto Star. (;

"Talvar, directed by Meghn Guzar, is a powerful film. It is unflinching with the graphic details without being gratuitous. I watched it closely and was relieved that it stuck to the facts without embellishing or caricaturizing people in the name of "dramatization." Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Lunchbox) played the investigator focused on evidence gathering. But I was more focused on whether Konkona Sen Sharma and Neeraj Kabi could capture the essence of Nupur and Rajesh. They did, and credibly so...Talvar shows three perspectives of events, but the truth has only one version. To me, a shortcoming was that it portrayed only the incompetence of the investigators, not their malice or criminal wrongdoings. So while the film strives for balance, I hope Nupur and Rajesh are spared the agony of watching it. Wounds that haven't healed don't need to be reopened." The entire article by Shree Paradkar can be found at: