Shrey Shrivastav's Insaaf: The Justice, has been inspired
by a real life incident which took place in Bihar (India).
officer's wife was raped by the son of a minister.
film opens with army officer, Vishwanath Prasad (Sanjay Suri) typing
a suicide note and shooting himself.
suicide leads to an investigation led by police officer Pradhan
(Mohan Joshi) and army officer Abhimanyu Singh (Dino Morea).
Vishwanath's wife, Kunti (Namrata Shirodkar) reveals the reason
behind her husband's death, we are taken on a flashback.
happily with their young daughter, the couple's life is disrupted
when Bunty, a minister's son, rapes Kunti.
to seek justice, Vishwanath tries to get Bunty punished for his
terrible deed, but to no avail.
of fighting a losing battle, he commits suicide.
Kunti's plight, Abhimanyu promises to catch the culprit.
is helped by journalist Reena, with whom he eventually falls in
love - After all, this is a Bollywood film and we need a romantic
angle in this tense thriller!
as the film progresses, Abhimanyu goes back on his promise, telling
Kunti to fight her own battles.
about-face isn't explained at all, and simply doesn't ring true
to this reviewer.
it bad editing or was it meant to be part of the story? This is
not made clear.
your guess is as good as mine with regard to the film's climax.
the film lacks originality.
yet another Bollywood film where the lead star takes the law into
her hands to seek revenge. The whole film is predictable. We know
what's going to happen next.
addition, the rape scene - at about five minutes - goes on way longer
a fraction of the length would have provided the necessary impact.
Shirodkar plays her role with conviction but lacks the range to
show the fury of her character required in the climax scenes.
Suri has done well as the helpless husband.
Morea supports well whilst Reena 's debut is just average.
Insaaf does not do full justice to the film. This one will
only appeal to Bollywood die hard fans.
by Manish Gajjar, BBC Shropshire’s Mr Bollywood.