Movie Review: Noor

Movie Review: Noor

By Akash Ranjan

Noor is an adaptation of critically acclaimed book “Karachi! You Are Killing Me!” written by Saba Kazmi. This movie is directed by Sunhil Sippy. Noor fails while the book excelled. Karachi was cherished due to an honest portrayed of a small journalist who try to maintain balance in her worldly life and fights the demons in the outer world is so that she can get an award winning report. The cast of the movie is Sonakshi Sinha, Purab Kohli and Kanan Gill. It is a story of a young journalist who only covers the small stories. But she aspires to bring the real stories. Half of the movie tells the story of Noor Roy Choudhary who is a 28 year old journalist and is clumsy. She lives with her unbelievably understanding father and a cute cat. In the story, when Sonakshi tells about her life and ambition, she starts off in a very Sex and the City style. It was longish but fun. Ishita Moitra Udhwani wrote the dialogues of the movie and she should really be appreciated for keeping the tone light as well as conversationalist.

 Sonakshi played very well with her looks as she looks convincing with the goofy grins, pouts, grimaces, eye rolls and scowls which displayed an amazing duskiness. In the movie, Noor keeps complaining about her life, not having a boyfriend and lack of opportunities to shine. And she makes very little efforts to get any of these three things. She is shown as a very lazy personality in the movie who does not even research her stories and does not even make her own bed.

When she tells her editor that she has submitted six well researched as well as good stories but even after that she is asked to cover Sunny Leone interview as well as of a woman who never takes of her helmet. It is consistently seen in the movie that how Noor lacks the manner of professionalism as she yawns while interviewing Sunny Leone. Even though Sonakshi Sinha, Kanan Gill and Purab Kohli and all the other supporting actors played confident and impressive roles, the movie fails to engage as a whole. Had it not been Sonkashi and Kanan, this film would have been unbearable.