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420 IPC Movie Review: Rohan Mehra Is The One To Lookout For In This Courtroom Drama

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Rating:


3.0
/5


Star
Cast:

Vinay
Pathak,
Ranvir
Shorey,
Rohan
Mehra,
Gul
Panag,
Arif
Zakaria


Director:

Manish
Gupta

‘Laxmi
Toh
Ma
Hoti
Hai’ says
Vinay
Pathak’s
character
CA
Bansi
Keswani
occasionally
in
this
film,

420
IPC
.
However,
it
is
this
connotation
that
either
shows
his
dedication
towards
his
work
or
reflects
a
certain
tint
of
greed
within
him.
The
viewers
then
get
to
unravel
the
same
in
this
gritty
courtroom
drama
when
Pathak’s
character
is
embroiled
in
an
ugly
bank
forgery
case.


What’s
Yay:

Performances
and
production
design


What’s
Nay:

Lack
of
establishment
of
characters
that
results
in
lack
of
empathy
and
relatability
with
them


Story

CA
Bansi
Keswani
(Vinay
Pathak)
comes
under
the
scanner,
once
after
CBI
raids
his
house
after
one
of
his
clients
is
arrested
in
a
high-profile
corruption
case
and
second
after
he
gets
arrested
for
allegedly
committing
bank
forgery
involving
cheques
belonging
to
his
client
and
builder
Neeraj
Sinha
(Arif
Zakaria).
His
lawyer
Birbal
Choudhary
(Rohan
Mehra)
is
hellbent
on
proving
his
client
innocent
through
any
scrupulous
manner
and
locks
horns
with
Public
Prosecutor
Savek
Jamshedji
(Ranvir
Shorey).
In
the
midst
of
this
Bansi
and
his
wife,
Pooja
Keswani
(Gul
Panag)
may
have
more
skeletons
under
their
closet.

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Direction

Filmmaker
Manish
Gupta
has
tried
to
curate
a
gritty
sensationalized
courtroom
drama
revolving
around
IPC’s
Section
420
that
deals
with
cheating
and
dishonesty
when
it
comes
to
property.
The
viewers
will
definitely
be
engaged
with
the
chain
of
events
that
unfold
after
the
protagonist’s
arrest
in
the
forgery
case.
The
writing
by
Gupta
unravels
some
plot
twists
intricately
which
acts
as
a
catalyst
in
taking
the
plot
to
one
of
its
most
interesting
junctions.

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IPC
Release
Date
And
Streaming
Time
On
ZEE5
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Inside]

However,
the
movie
falters
to
showcase
a
sharp
screenplay.
There
is
no
sense
of
establishment
or
interplay
between
the
lead
characters
that
results
in
one
not
being
able
to
relate
or
empathize
with
them.
Be
it
Bansi’s
relationship
with
his
family,
Jamshedji’s
no-nonsense
persona,
Birbal’s
struggles
to
prove
his
client
innocent
or
Pooja’s
mysterious
side,
none
of
these
aspects
of
the
characters
is
explored
meticulously.
As
a
result,
though
the
pace
of
420
IPC
remains
steadfast,
somewhere
the
movie
lacks
a
realistic
touch
within
its
characters
that
is
very
integral
in
a
courtroom
drama.

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INTERVIEW!
Gul
Panag:
People
Are
Still
Influenced
By
My
Off-Screen
Persona
When
They
Offer
Me
Roles


Performances

Vinay
Pathak
once
again
delivers
an
effortless
act
as
CA
Bansi
Keswani.
The
viewers
will
be
left
wondering
if
he’s
the
hunter
or
the
hunted
in
this
one.
Shorey
as
the
feisty
Public
Prosecutor
Jamshedji
sinks
deep
into
his
character
but
his
overbearing
Parsi
accent
can
get
a
little
overwhelming
sometimes.
However,
it’s
Rohan
Mehra
as
Bansi’s
lawyer
Birbal
Choudhary
who
takes
the
cake.

After
his
last
2018
outing
Bazaar,
Mehra
has
upped
his
game
and
how!
He
shows
the
perfect
balance
of
restraint
and
shrewdness
that
is
required
for
his
role.
Needless
to
say,
he
complements
stalwarts
like
Shorey
and
Pathak
well.
Arif
Zakaria
as
the
shady
builder
Sinha
was
convincing
in
his
act.


Technical
Aspects

The
production
design
by
Gobinda
Baidya
is
extremely
nuanced
and
looks
organic.
It
captures
the
tense
setting
of
the
courtroom.
The
cinematography
by
Arvind
Kannabiran
and
Raaj
Chakravarti
also
brings
out
the
essence
of
the
movie
to
its
finest.


Verdict

Watch
this
one
to
experience
a
fresh
subject
on
IPC’s
Section
420.
Vinay
Pathak,
Ranvir
Shorey
and
Rohan
Mehra’s
performances
are
one
to
look
out
for.
We
give

420
IPC

3
out
of
5
stars.


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