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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: 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: The Paper Chase

Movie: The Paper Chase Starring: Timothy Bottom, John Houseman and Lindsay Wagner Directed by: James Bridges Year of Release: 1973 Adapted From: The Paper Chase by John Jay Osborn, Jr. Prima facie, The Paper Chase appears to be like any other college themed movie. It tells the story of a first year law student at Harvard…

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aaLAWchak: No One Killed Jessica

In the Capital, everybody is somebody and it is a common phrase to say ‘To Jaanta Hai, Mera Baap Kaun Hai’ Movie: No One Killed Jessica Starring: Vidya Balan and Rani Mukherjee Directed by: Raj Kumar Gupta Year of Release: 2011 No one killed Jessica tests this attitude of the Capital of the World’s largest…

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aaLAWchak: Anatomy of a Murder

Movie: Anatomy of a murder Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remrick, Ben Gazzara, Brooks West Directed by: Otto Ludwig Preminger Year of Release: 1959 The recent documentary India’s Daughter has caused quite a stir in India due to the lewd comments of the rapist stating that the “girl should not have fought back” and the lawyers…

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aaLAWchak: OMG Oh My God!

Movie: OMG Oh My God! Starring: Paresh Rawal, Mithun Chakraborty, Govind Namdeo, Mahesh Manjrekar and Akshay Kumar as Lord Krishna Directed by: Umesh Shukla Year of Release: 2012 OMG Oh My God! is an official remake of the 2001 Australian comedy ‘The Man Who Sued God’. Originally the makers had adopted the film ‘The Man…

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aaLAWchak: The Rainmaker

Movie: The Rainmaker Starring: Matt Damon, Danny Devito, Mickey Rourke and Danny Glover Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola Year of Release: 1997 The Rainmaker sees the law from the eyes of a novice lawyer, who has just entered the profession and wants nothing other than making it big in the profession. He however suffers from…

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aaLAWchak: Runaway Jury

‘Trials are too important to be decided by juries’ Movie: Runaway Jury Starring: John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman and Rachel Weisz Directed by: Gary Fleder Year of Release: 2003 At it’s first glance, the title seems funny. However, when you probe and delve further into the movie, the title seems appropriate. The movie ‘Runaway…

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aaLAWchak: Witness for the Prosecution

Movie: Witness for the Prosecution Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton Directed by: Billy Wilder Year of Release: 1957 There is certain penchant for old classic movies, they are enigmatic and yet so simple. The film adaption of the Agatha Christe who-dunnit novel really holds this close. The stellar performance of Charles Laughton…

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aaLAWchak: THE VERDICT

The Verdict is not a typical over the rung court room thriller. The movie deals with moral code of a lawyer, more than it deals with the law. Movie: The Verdict Starring: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason Directed by: Sidney Lumet Year of Release: 1982 The opening sequence shows Frank Galvil (Paul…