Actress: Paoli Dam, Tisca Chopra
Release Date: 14th June, 2013
Cast: Arjun Mathur, Kay Kay Menon, Vishakha Singh, Tisca Chopra, Paoli Dam, Manish Chaudhari, Sachin Khurana, Harsh Chhaya
Director: Suhail Tatari
Writer/Producer: Vikram Bhatt
Plot: Rohan (Arjun Mathur) was a young medical intern who dared to dream. He was in awe of Dr. Asthana (Kay Kay Menon), the Chief of Surgery of the Shekhawat General Hospital. All he wanted to was be like him. He lived in with Riya, his co-intern and the love of his life.
However, when an eight year old boy, Ankur dies due to Dr. Asthana’s medical negligence, Rohan realises that a good surgeon is not necessarily a good person.
Together with Ankur’s mother Nandita, Rohan sets out on a turbulent journey to fight for what is right. A fight for justice against his mentor, the hospital and the love of his life.
Rating: 1.5/5 stars (One And Half Stars)
Director: Suhail Tatari
What’s Good: A captivating issue of medical negligence is indeed a thrilling idea.
What’s Bad: Everything else saving Tisca Chopra’s acting and the film’s premise.
Loo break: Yes
Watch or Not?: Basing the movie on the real life story of Ankur Arora, the film is an unworthy tribute to an unsung child hero who was slain by medical discrepancy. Following from the popular American sitcom Grey’s Anatomy in its idea and execution, the film with its drooping second half, shallow approach and mostly overtly melodramatic screenplay packed with unnecessary dialogues make it a terrible drag. I would recommend you to watch Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate episode on Healing Medical Profession, if the issue is that close to your heart. Don’t waste your time on this unnecessary feat!
An arrogant, success in his head kind of veteran doctor makes a petty mistake at a simple appendicitis surgery of an eight year old kid. His intern Romesh who was always in awe of him, now finds himself compelled to bring out the truth about the man he worshiped. Taking on a medical giant, against all odds it is the win of justice for Ankur Arora.
Ankur Arora Murder Case Review: Script Analysis
The script itself is a well grounded and well researched one. The idea is emotional and thrilling. The entire idea of making a film on a issue like this comes with a magnanimous responsibility of portraying the facts right and depicting the stances correctly! The film doesn’t tamper with any facts surely, but the presentation is done without any earnestness. Adding too many dialogues has killed the film’s blaze. The script that is a slice of someone’s life is undoubtedly unparalleled which loses to poor execution.
Ankur Arora Murder Case Review: Star Performances
Tisca Chopra gives a potent performance with grounded intensity. Instinctively she brings on screen the pain of a broken mother’s heart. For her alone, the film is a treat.
Kay Kay Menon is impressive but his repetitive acting mores have clearly become stale.
Paoli Dam can simply not act and doesn’t know how to emote. She doesn’t do justice to the strong character she is meant to enact!
Arjun Mathur is promising but shines only because of his author backed role!
Ankur Arora Murder Case Review: Direction, Music & Technical Aspects
Suhail Tatari blunders while bringing the tear jerking plot on celluloid. It is the over-soaring melodrama along with over the top, naïve dialogues which don’t help the audience try to delve deep into the film’s feeling quotient. If medical dramas have intrigued you in the past, this film is definite- must no – for you. You’ll become averse to the genre altogether. The screenplay is done in a cluttered manner and the editing could surely have been done withh some more neat work.
Ankur Arora Murder Case Review: The Last Word
Ankur Arora Murder Case is not an atrocious film, but is gravely disappointing. Wasting actors like Tisca Chopra and Kay Kay Menon along with making a spiced up version of true life incident of a death of a child due to medical negligence, the film is a sure damp squib for me. This lengthy movie drags on for too long in the second half and kills whatever high the first part had raked up. With a sketchy screenplay and unsure climax doing the film irreparable damage, I can’t settle for anything above 1.5/5 for the film. Grab a season of Grey’s Anatomy and rescue yourself in case you chance upon this anywhere. You’ll destroy the sanity of your taste for this genre if you watch this film.
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Ankur Arora Murder Case released on 14th June, 2013.
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