Jalsa is out on OTT and the film is being unanimously applauded for the acting of Vidya Balan, Shefali Shah and the impeccable casting for the film. The film, which was released on March 18, is a crime drama film that revolves around the life of a star journalist played by Balan and her helper (Shah).
The film has been directed by Suresh Triveni, who had previously made the film Tumhari Sulu with Balan. Along with Shah and Balan, the cast of the film includes Rohini Hattangadi, Manav Kaul, Mohammed Iqbal Khan, Surya Kasibhatla and Shafeem Patel.
The film is about two women–Maya, who is a fearless and honest journalist and does not hesitate to voice her opinion. She has a house help named Rukshana, whose daughter gets into a road accident. This leads to politics, and power struggles laced with money exchanges while Rukshana tries to fight for justice with the support of Maya. Although, Maya is not free of shades. She has her own shortcomings and personal battles to fight.
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Jalsa Review By Viewers:
Calling Jalsa a slow burner, which was a very brave “Hollywoodish” experiment, a user named Rachit tweeted, “@vidya_balan hs such a complex role to play n she aces it flawlessly showcasing varied emotions running thru her. @ShefaliShah_ is perfection personified n mindblowing, eats everyone alive wt her sheer eyes.”
Watched Jalsa on @PrimeVideo Needless to say anything about an incredible performance by Vidya Balan. Made me speechless. What an Artist!” said Shreshtha Dubey.
“#SureshTriveni’s flawless direction, striking performances by two of the best actors of our times. @vidya_balan and @ShefaliShah_,” tweeted filmmaker Kushan Nandy, also praising the film for its “terrific” supporting cast.
“#Jalsa is an exceptionally good thriller. The portrayal of inner conflict has never been done better,” wrote a user named Arya.
“The problem statement of #Jalsa is terrific. The resolution not so much. What if the young girl had died? When the character survives, the problem doesn’t remain that complex. The pursuit for justice takes a backseat. Nobody fights. Only inner-conflict remains to push the story,” wrote user Umair Sandhu.
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