BEST BOLLYWOOD DRAMA
While we would dread the sight of a court in real life, we sure like watching it on screen. Seeing intriguing cases being opened and solves in the confines of a courtroom makes for quite a watch.
Hence, I have created a short list of great courtroom movies that Hindi cinema has seen in recent times. From corporate battles to murder mysteries, this genre has it all.
Batti Gul Meter Chalu
The latest movie in this list, Batti Gul Meter Chalu has Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Divyendu Sharma in the lead. Taking on the issue of inflated electricity bills in small towns, the movie has its leads in never before seen roles.
With Shahid Kapoor playing a street-smart lawyer, the movie raises quite a few relevant questions about the world we live in today. Apart from the social theme, the unique dialect, humour and performances are the other highlights of the film.
Kyo Kii… Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta
This Govinda movie is comedy gold. The humorous scenarios that play out in the first half of the movie can make anyone roll with laughter.
Even when the courtroom scene kicks in, Govinda is able to skillfully balance humour and seriousness with ease. It’s still a treat to watch Govinda’s character in the movie struggle to lie and the issues that follow.
This movie kick started a serious conversation about consent, women’s safety among many other issues when it released. Revolving around an attempt to murder cases filed on three girls in Delhi, Pink sees Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in top form.
The dialogues exchanged during the court scene can still give goosebumps for their sheer frankness about our world, even today.
Often cited as an underrated movie, Jolly LLB is another courtroom drama that knows how to balance funny and serious scenes. Featuring Arshad Warsi in one of his best performances, the movie supposedly takes inspiration from some real-life cases.
But while one does expect Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani to leave a mark, it is Saurabh Kapoor as the judge who surprises audiences with his razor-sharp dialogues.
Inspired by the real-life Nanavati case of 1959, Rustom is a period courtroom drama that has Akshay Kumar, Illeana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta in the lead.
This movie takes on the sensational real-life case and presents a larger than life story that is whistle worthy. Akshay’s performance as a naval officer was particularly appreciated by the audience.
So, that was my list of best Hindi courtroom drama movies you should watch. Have I missed any other movies? Let me know what you think of my picks in the comments.