DIRECTOR: Chaitanya Tamhane
CAST: Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi
Court is an Indian film that revolves around the story of a case wherein the fate of man has to be decided- whether or not he influenced the death of a man by his songs. The film gives a fresh and realistic perspective on how things actually work in the Indian legal system.
We often see Indian courtroom drama to be just that- drama. But this film is not simply about the court proceedings of the case but also of the different lives led by the three key characters of the film: the judge and the two opposing lawyers. The script is brilliantly structured and you can feel slow pace of the court procedure. The film, in a very short time, delves into different subjects that affect Indian society, the most important one being that India’s cultural diversity is slightly inconvenient for the judiciary, as they have to take into account every sect and religion’s rights.
The performances of the cast and the art direction of the film is low key, and at the same time the director has managed to maintain the satirical tone of the film, an achievement that needs to be appreciated and recognized.
People looking for unconventional Indian cinema, should give this film precedence over the other Indian commercial films.
Watch the trailer of this amazing film right here: