An interesting, informative and entertaining film
Do you guys know what’s there on 2nd October? I am sure you guys will say it is Gandhi Jayanti, but the date also marks the birth anniversary of another great personality and he is Lal Bahadur Shastri. Just like this, The Tashkent Files tells us about many things that we didn’t know about our second Prime Minister.
Watch it If you like -
You will really get some information about Lal Bahadur Shashtri and his mysterious death that too in an entertaining manner.
But Beware of -
First half has a few scenes that are boring…
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Vivek Agnihotri, who has directed films like Chocolate, Hate Story, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, etc. has helmed The Tashkent Files. I won’t be wrong if I call this movie one of his best works in recent times. The director has very well narrated the film and there are scenes in the movie that will make you think a lot of things. But then here we cannot ignore the fact that while coming towards the end this one starts looking like a propaganda.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
The Tashkent Files is about a journalist Ragini (Shweta Basu Prasad) who writes an article about the mysterious death of India’s second Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri. Thanks to her article, an investigation committee is formed to get into the details of the former PM’s death. Ragini is also appointed as one of the committee members. Then the movie moves forward trying to disclose the truth about Shastri’s death.
The screenplay of the film is engaging especially in the second half. The first half is bit weak here and a few scenes turn out to be boring. Scenes where committee members argue and put their point forward are highlight here.
Vivek Agnihotri has got a talented bunch of actors in this film. Shweta Basu Prasad leads and gives an outstanding performance. Mandira Bedi and Pallavi Joshi shine throughout the film. Pankaj Tripathi is amazing and Mithun Chakraborty too leaves a mark. Naseeruddin Shah is wasted, we surely wanted to see more of him.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
This music of the film is strictly okay and even the background score doesn’t much help here. In such movies, background score plays a very important part but here that’s not the case.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
The Tashkent Files is an interesting watch and gives us an insight of Lal Bahadur Shastri’s life and his mysterious death.