Genre: Drama Director: Sunhil Sippy Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Kanan Gill, Shibani Dandekar, Manish Chaudhary, M K Raina, Purab Kohli Rating: 3/5
‘Noor’ is an adaptation of the novel “Karachi! You are killing me!” by Pakistani writer Saba Imtiaz. The story is about Noor Roy Chaudhary (Sonakshi Sinha), a 27 year old journalist working in one of those TRP-hungry, masala news agency in the city of Mumbai. She wants to delve into meaningful and issue-based broadcast journalism. Inability to do so makes her life a mess and she hates herself, her world and her life in general. But in a ground breaking discovery, she finds the story which was at last going to make her life.However, in mishandling the assignment, she ends up ruining people’s life as well as relationships.
Being one of those female-centric movies that Bollywood has recently started lining up, the movie ‘Noor’ loses its plot and purpose somewhere in the drag-on portrayal of the private life of Noor. Sonakshi has done a very good job of portraying a dorky, witty, lazy, whimsical, working girl in a big city with weight issues and no love life. A very realistic picture of any common, working girl!!
A cool father (M.K Raina) and a BFF guy friend, Saad (Kanan Gill)sounds convincing enough. But the boss-employer relationship looks and sounds fake (Reality check, please!!). And Journalism? Real journalism calls for carefully researched facts and figures.But Noor just records one statement (evidence??) and shows it to the whole world. A glimpse of her frivolous attitude towards serious work like journalism!!Journalism is not a cake walk!
Nothing much to expect by means of music, except one party song. The actors have lived up to their characters. The overall plot is predictable. The screenplay could have been much better with such talented actors.
A one-time watch surely, for the sake of Sonakshi’s acting!