Movie Review – 420 IPC
Movie Review by Rishi Kapoor
This one was among the last 2 movies which I watched in 2021 and I was happy that my decision was right. An engaging courtroom suspense drama which is based on a true story is well researched & directed by Manish Gupta.
The movie is currently streaming on Zee5.Director Manish Gupta always prefers making movies which are based on true incidence and his research backed by his writing always does a good job. This one is another courtroom drama from him after section 375 (which was a good movie).
Set in 2015, a Mumbai-based chartered accountant Bansi M Keswani (Vinay Pathak) finds his home ransacked by a team of CBI officers while his significant other (Gul Panag) protests in vain.Later, his office is raided too, where the discovery of three forged cheques, sneaked out of his builder client’s (Arif Zakaria) office, throws Keswani behind bars.The accountant’s existent monetary issues and a previous episode of an influential client’s arrest in a case of money laundering render him guilty before the law. Until Birbal (Rohan Vinod Mehra), a young, raring to go lawyer agrees to fight his case. What follows is the backbone of the movie , arguments which are countered in the courtroom , forensic evidence , fake evidence , etc. Birbal ( Rohan Mehra) struggles hard against the seasoned public prosecutor Savak Jamshedji (Ranvir Shorey).
Performance wise Rohan Vinod Mehra tops the pack , he is a promising actor one should watch out for , he was way impressive in his debut movie as well (Baazaar) & has a great screen presence. Ranvir Shorey is killer as Parsi lawyer , Gul Panag in a dowdy role was a surprise & did a good job and so was Vinay Pathak.
What could have been better , may be the production quality, otherwise I didn’t find many flaws in the movie. Director Manish Gupta does a fine job of narrating the entire plot in 90 odd mins. with a fast pace that keeps you engrossed throughout. The plot has many turns & twists which is well handled.