A novels based movies are nothing new in Bollywood. There are many successful films that have been adapted from a book like 3 Idiots. The movie directed by Sunhil Sippy is based on the Saba Imtiaz’s novel ‘Karachi, You’re Killing Me’. The makers Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Vikram Malhotra have changed the backdrop from Karachi to Mumbai. So, does this film which has journalism as its baseline impress us or not?
Find out in our ‘Noor’ movie review here…
Noor whose character is played by Sonakshi Sinha, is a journalist, but hates her life as according to her everything in her life is going wrong. Noor’s father loves the pet cat more than her; she is forced to cover the stories and the interviews which she doesn’t want to do. Taking example, an interview of Sunny Leone. Well, she wants to do hard beat journalism like some hard-hitting stories, and finally she gets one. How Noor’s life takes the turn after she does that one story, takes things in the movie forward.
Is getting breaking news only important to us and not the people related to it? Well, every journalist watching this movie will relate to her character ‘Noor’. When Noor’s boss explains the importance of interviewing Sunny Leone, is outstanding. The sequence, when Noor interviews the person who is going to give her the big story, is fantastic. Believe us, it will pump you.
But, we’re not saying there are no irritating moments. There are a few moments in the first half which are a bit unnecessary for the film. Even towards the climax when the film’s pace should have gone up, it just stays neutral which is little disappointing.
The movie will surely make you think ‘Is Mumbai, actually killing us?’. Well, talking about city Mumbai, Keiko Nakahara has done wonderful job to capture the city. Editing which is handled by Aarif Sheikh is good, but it could have been better.
Only department that this film gets full marks in, is the performances. Sonakshi Sinha played her character extremely well and she is just perfect. She looks the part and yes, has brilliantly managed to portray different emotions on the big screen.
Kanan Gill makes his debut in Bollywood with the film and he is quite good. Purab Kohli and Shibani Dandekar impresses us with charms. A special mention for Noor’s boss Manish Choudhary and Shweta Tambe (Malti), they are amazing in their respective roles.
Sunny Leone’s cameo is nice and sweet.
On the whole, ‘Noor’ surely deserves a watch for its honesty and of course a great performance by Sonakshi.