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Jazbaa

Gupta has a stellar cast, but loses out on this adv­antage with his slipshod direction.

Jazbaa Jazbaa

Starring: Irrfan Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Shabana Azmi, Atul Kulkarni, Jackie Shroff
Directed by Sanjay Gupta
Rating:

South Korean cinema should be protesting. In his obsession with remaking Korean films in Hindi, Sanjay Gupta continues to make a hash of them, although this time he does it officially. What stands out in Jazbaa (original, Seven Days) is all that’s wrong with it: the needless stylistic gimmickry (aerial shots of car chases with deja vu written all over them; they seem to occur in the same areas in Mumbai) an all-round loudness, a terrible colour pale­tte dominated by icky yel­lows and greens and a perennially overcast, orange sky. What Gupta doesn’t realise is that all this feels like a terribly fake attempt at creating moodiness rather than being organic to the film.

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