Noor directed by Sunhil Sippy feels like an uneven drama which can’t really achieve anything in particular. The movie is about this female journalist who hates her life because of the disappointments she faced in everyday life. But this tale of the millennial girl isn’t absorbing to the fullest.
Noor Roy Chaudhary is a journalist who does mostly trashy stories. She has ambitions to be a better journalist by covering significant news stories but she never gets the green light to proceed with such stories. The movie is actually aboutone particular story she gets which had a massive news value and how it changes her life.
Well the film has two sides, one which looks on the life of a single girl who is fed up of her life and then there is this angle which somehow gives a lecture on responsible journalism. At one point our fed up Noor is making a video with the title “Mumbai you are killing me”, which is almost like a synopsis of the entire movie. It is partly personal, largely social and ultimately an uneven mixture. The film at certain points takes drastic turns switching modes from a romcom or sitcom to investigative journalism and stuff. This uneven phase shift in a less than 2 hour long film makes it a bit hard to digest.
Sonakshi Sinha looks fine as the under confident Noor. She is easily likeable and somewhat relatable. Kanan Gill makes his acting debut in this film and he is kind of okay to play that semi comical dude character. Other than these two there are actors like Purabh Kohli, Shibani Dandekar, Manish Choudhary and a few others in this film. I liked the performance of Smita Tambe in the movie.
Sunhil Sippy makes the movie without much of energy in its treatment. The feel is somewhat similar to the Sonam Kapoor film Aysha at certain areas and it shifts abruptly from that to become an investigative thriller. And pretty soon the film shifts to London and all these along with predictable foul plays and stuff creates a lot of sound but no real impact. By the end, the content becomes just a preachy statement rather than being an enlightening experience (like the title). On the technical side, the film looks fair enough and I really don’t like these old song remixes they do these days.
To conclude, I would say Noor doesn’t have any emotional impact on us as viewers. Very sporadically this movie entertains you. But other than that it is dull.
I would say Noor doesn't have any emotional impact on us as viewers. Very sporadically this movie entertains you.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended