- Movie – Jhalki
- Director – Brahmanand S. Siingh
- Star cast – Boman Irani, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Divya Dutta and Sanjay Suri
- Producer- Brahmanand S. Siingh and Annand Chavan
- Production Company – Mobius Films
- Screenplay- Jagdeep Sidhu, Brahmanand S. Siingh, Kamlesh Kunti Singh, Tanvi Jain
- Cinematography- Roopesh Kumar
- Ratings – 2.5
The film revolves around a story of a nine-year-old girl called Jalki played by Aarti Jha. Her sibling Baby played by Goraksha Sakpal is forced to get into child labor which remains modern-day slavery, she seems to go painful lengths to free him from the different clutches of carpet factory over the owner Ramnath played by Akhilendra Mishra and thus bring him home.
The crux of the script is the modern-day slavery called child labor, which poses trials and tribulations to a young girl called Jalki while she plans to make her sibling free from it in an alien city. The director who is also the writer of the film seems to have done justice while dealing with both the elements like a sensitive and socially alarming way. Now, talking about the performances, the child actors Aarti and Goraksha Sakpal have done a decent job while playing the characters have been awesome as they appear to be natural actors.
Taking a dig of the story, it is a blend of pathos and plight, however, it is been presented in a way where the likability for the movie seems to diminish away with every sequence. Although Aarti being a headstrong sister is seen playing her part convincingly, but the director has failed to establish a strong bond between the girl and her sibling on the silver screen. The emotions failed to create any real emotion within the audience. The most ironical part was the humor which seemed to be added by the director for no reason making comedy struggle to fit in it.
In a way, it fails to take away the seriousness of the narrative. Talking about the performances of others like Boman Irani, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Divya Dutta and Sanjay Suri seemed to have done a decent job. Talking about the other elements, music by Sandesh Shandilya seemed okay but at times it failed to add much weight to reciprocate the feel of this film. The other elements like script, direction, photography, screenplay and editing seemed okay but these have failed to contribute much in boosting up the entertainment value in a big way.
Jhalki – The Last Word
The film has tried to embark with some key takeaways keeping the heart at the right place. However, the execution of the film has remained a big problem. The writing also lacks the depth that was otherwise required to give the required depth to the film.