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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

Movie: Section 375 Starring: Akshaye Khanna, Richa Chadha, Meera Chopra, Rahul Bhat, Kruttika Desai and Kishore Kadam Directed by: Ajay Bahl Year of release: 2019 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…

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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…