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The story revolves around the mysterious murder cases of a 14-year girl, Shruti and the domestic help, Khempal who worked at her place. The film is based on the real life Noida Double Murder Case of 2008, where the parents were said to be the prime suspects of the murders. The film showcases three perspectives to the case which emerge as the investigation moves forward.
Second movie to be released in the same year based on the double homicide true story of Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj Banjade. The first one was Rahasya starring Kay Kay Menon in January 2015. Talvar was released in October 2015 See more »
While the story begins in 2008, soon after the murder, a Fluidic Verna car is seen in a scene. This car was launched in 2011.
Similarly, in one scene, a Honda City is seen driving behind the police jeep. The latest version of Honda City was launched in 2014. See more »
The 2008 murder of Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj Banjade and the subsequent investigations, of which Guilty/Talvar is the fictionalized account, are complex, with multiple official points of view, compromised evidence, and of course breathless media accounts with unnamed sources, rumours and innuendo. The views on this case are polarized and often hardened, so how to make a movie about it? Vishal Bhardwaj and Meghna Guzzal took the time to scrupulously research the case, and present a Rashomon-like telling of the story with multiple viewpoints, allowing the viewer to conclude which case is most compelling.
The acting is superb, and despite the many details, the editing it tight so that the movie is gripping from start to finish. Highly recommended.
For those who want to go deeper into the case, and into the trial that followed (which isn't covered in the movie), Avirook Sen's 2015 book "Aarushi" is detailed deconstruction of the case.
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