Noor Movie Review: Sonakshi Sinha Slays it as a Journalist

April 21, 2017 Author: Abhi Velani

The much awaited film of Sonakshi Sinha, “Noor” is out. The actress takes a voyage from a being a bindaas bubbly girl to the one who is troubled by the humongous work pressure.

She is in her twenties and is hopeless at finding a nice guy due to her body weight. But she does find a best friend in Kanan Gill who is taking his first step in Bollywood with the film.

The Sunhil Sippy’s film is an adaptation of a successful novel, Karachi, You’re Killing Me! by Saba Imtiaz.
The first half of Noor presents some realistic characters. Noor’s boss, who is not too bossy, friends not too sugarcoated and her father not too strict. This journalist wants to do meaningful journalism but totally screws it up when a big story comes her way. She raves about research and sundry but hardly seems to be practicing it. The film calls out her irresponsible and unethical style of journalism.

In the second half the rise of Noor as an influencer and a social media sensation is unbelievable. While we all joke that facts shouldn’t come in the way of a good story for a journalist, it was disconcerting to see the clumsy and cheeky Noor turn into a renowned activist. While she keeps harping about the importance of research and background work in journalism, very little thought seems to have gone into painting an accurate picture of the media in this film.

Noor may remind you of Bridget Jones, the hit Hollywood character played by Renee Zellweger, but that doesn’t make her any less real.

Apart from Sonakshi, Smita Tambe and Purab Kohli does justice to their roles. Apart from them, Kanan Gill makes a promising debut in the film.Watch this if you are in the mood for an enjoyable feel-good film.