Order a ‘triumph of justice’, says director of Talvar
The Aarushi murder case remains one of the most intriguing murder cases in recent times. The sensational case has generated a lot of controversy and had virtually divided the public opinion.
The story which had gripped the nation had also generated a book Aarushi by Avirook Sen and a movie Talvar by filmmakers Vishal Bhardwaj and Meghna Gulzar. Both the book and the movie incidentally raised questions on the conviction of the Talwar couple and also the shoddy investigation undertaken by the country’s premier agencies.
Mr Sen’s book combined interviews and an examination of documents to come up with an account that reveals the apathy prevalent in the Indian judicial system. Apart from highlighting the shoddy and insensitive investigation by the Uttar Pradesh police and the CBI, the book also pointed out the insensitivity of the judiciary and the appalling bad luck of the Talwars.
While the movie presents various accounts of the case, which differently portray the parents as guilty or innocent.
Filmmakers Vishal Bhardwaj and Meghna Gulzar, the duo behind the critically-acclaimed Justice delayed is not justice denied. Overwhelmed and deeply relieved upon hearing the news of the acquittal. Vishal Bhardwaj, Talvar on the 2008 murder case, on Thursday hailed the Allahabad high court verdict.
Bhardwaj was the producer and the writer of the 2015 thriller, while Meghna directed the movie that presented alternative narratives of what happened on the night of May 16, 2008, when Aarushi was found murdered in her Noida home.
“Justice delayed is NOT justice denied. Overwhelmed and deeply relieved upon hearing the news of the acquittal. #AarushiVerdict #Talwars,” Bhardwaj tweeted.
While speaking in Mumbai, Meghna called the verdict a “triumph of justice”.
“I just feel that the truth has finally prevailed. It is a triumph of justice. I can only imagine what the parents must have gone through,” she told
Bhardwaj, in a statement, said they faced a lot of questions while making the movie.