The trailer of much-awaited comeback film of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jazbaa is now out. Starring Irrfan Khan, Jackie Shroff, Shabana Azmi and Chandan Roy Sanyal in key roles, the film’s basic plot stars Aishwarya as a feisty lawyer and Irrfan as the cop.
The trailer takes off typically Sanjay Gupta style as the tones of sepia and green take the screen. He seems to be the only director who enjoys giving his films the dramatic lighting effects. The first frame itself sets out the story straight, it’s a classic blackmail plot where Aishwarya has to play the strong woman lawyer who is forced to defend a criminal after her daughter is kidnapped by his well wishers. Obviously she hops on to the case for her daughter’s sake and what starts ahead is her race against the time and law.
Yawn! that sounds like some movie from the 90s when kidnapping was a major twist in all the films. Change the calendar ahead and well, in 2015 we may see the kidnapped kid in fancier cars now as opposed to the vans that Bollywood made famous as the kidnapping cars.
The only high point in this trailer is Irrfan Khan who gets all the good punchline in the trailer itself. His ‘Ab Jaisi Duniya, Waise Hum’ act seems quite impressive and once again I am sure, he will pull off a great act in this film.
Aishwarya on the other hand seems a little uncomfortable coming back on-screen. No doubt that in spite of being older, she still possess enough charm. Although, I would agree that given her real life role of a mother, getting into the skin of this character may have been easier for her and to truly feel its challenges.
So overall, unless Aishwarya and Irrfan have truly given a performance of their lives, there is nothing appealing about Jazbaa. We hope there is more to the story than what it looks like in the trailer.