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aaLAWchak: A Few Good Men

Movie: A Few Good Men Starring: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Wolfgang Bodison, James Marshall Director: Rob Reiner Year of release: 1992 Introduction A Few Good Men is an American legal drama film. It was adapted for the screen by Aaron Sorkin from his 1989 play of the same name and includes contributions by…

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aaLAWchak: Pink

Movie: Pink Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Piyush Mishra, Vijay Varma Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury Year of release: 2016 Introduction Pink is a powerful statement on the existing patriarchal mindset of a majority of India, where men and women are judged by a different yardstick. Minal  Arora (Taapsee Pannu),…

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aaLAWchak: Article 15

Movie: Article 15 Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Nassar, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra, Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub Director: Anubhav Sinha Year of release: 2019 Introduction Article 15 is an uncomfortable and unpleasant watch. It makes you aware about the horrors in the society. The film draws its title from Article 15[1] of the Constitution…

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aaLAWchak: Chicago

Introduction Chicago is a 2002 American musical crime film based in Chicago in the 1920s. It explores the themes of celebrity scandal, greed, fame and corruption in Chicago during the Jazz Age. Chicago centers on Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger) and Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) two murderers who find themselves in jail together awaiting trial. Roxie,…

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aaLAWchak: Section 375

Introduction Section 375 is a brave and relevant film that tackles a rather complex issue — of laws made to protect women, and the very same laws being misused by women for their vested interest. The way narrative switches from one person’s point of view to another’s, presents both sides of the story. Premise Notable…

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aaLAWchak: Just Mercy

Movie: Just Mercy Starring: Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rob Morgan, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Michael Harding Directed by:Destin Daniel Cretton Year of release: 2019 Introduction ‘Just Mercy’ is based on the true story and activist lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s 2014 memoir, titled “Just Mercy – A Story of…

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aaLAWchak: Mulk

  Movie: Mulk Starring: Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, Manoj Pahwa, Ashutosh Rana, Prateik Babbar, Rajat Kapoor Directed by:  Anubhav Sinha Year of release: 2018 Mulk is inspired by a true story when a man named Sartaj in Lucknow, in 2017, refused to take the body of his son Saifullah who was a member of a…

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aaLAWchak: QATL

  (Image from here) Movie: Qatl Starring: Sanjeev Kumar,Shatrughan Sinha, Ashok Kumar, Marc Zuber & Sarika Directed by: R.K. Nayyar  Year of Release: 1986 Introduction Qatl is one of the many films released post the death of Sanjeev Kumar (and is dedicated to him). It is an interesting thriller which gives a new definition to…

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aaLAWchak: The Founder

Movie: The Founder Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B. J. Novak and Laura Dern  Directed by: John Lee Hancock   Year of Release: 2016  “In the world of business intellectual capital has to be accompanied with passion and persistence” John Lee Hancock’s ‘The Founder’, is one of those rare…

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aaLAWchak: Budhia Singh: Born to Run

Movie: Budhia Singh: Born to Run Starring: Manoj Bajpayee and Mayur Patole Directed by: Soumendra Padhi Written By: Soumendra Padhi Year of Release: 2016 “God’s Gift, Unwrapped by a Coach, ruined by a Country” Budhia Singh is probably the only biopic on the life of an individual as young as five years. Budhia Singh rose…

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aaLAWchak: Man Disposes, God proposes

‘Sometimes, you just need a tryst of destiny in your favour’ Starring: Salim Shah and Vishal Singh Directed by: Salim Shah Duration: One Hour ten minutes Language: Hinglish ‘Man Disposes, God proposes’ by Mr. Salim Shah, revolves around two individuals, an accused and his lawyer. The accused, Himaqat Qureshi, has been charged for murdering his wife…

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aaLAWchak: Neerja

‘Heroes can come from unlikeliest of places’ Movie: Neerja Starring: Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and Shekhar Ravjiani Directed by: Ram Madhvani Written By: Saiwyn Quadras Year of Release: 2016 When we started aaLAWchak, we made a policy that we will cover movies related to law and the legal system. However, we believe that there are…