Though Sonakshi Sinha has proved herself as an actor in almost every genre, be it romance or action, the character of Noor Roy Choudhary is what she was waiting for. Throwing light on the so called world of journalism and based on the famous novel 'Karachi You’re Killing Me,' 'Noor' stands out to be a much more different from what it was expected.
'Noor' is the story of journalist (cum joker) Noor Roy Choudhary (Sonakshi Sinha) is screwed up with her confusing and not so happy life. To put it in her own words, she hates her life. Noor’s world revolves around handful of friends Zarra (Shibani Dandekar) and Saad (Kanan Gill), a caring and loving father who has nurtured her as a single parent due to her mother’s early demise, a cat, a maid who is more than a sister and an all-time catapulting boss. Things are a mess in her life as she is not all happy with her job. Though her real interest is to work on 'real' and social issues, she is stuck in the midst of gathering news stuff which is not even worth. Suddenly a photo journalist cum con man (played by the suave Purab Kohli) enters her life which changes her it makes it the way she wanted. But as they say, with love comes pain, here it is followed by cheating as well. When Noor finds her biggest story of exposing the biggest organ scam which is bought to light by her maid Malti, she gets cheated with the hands of her hot man. The film unveils some of the darkest truth of the city Mumbai, where people’s life is not given importance than open potholes, big organ scams, corruption, smog and smut and many such things.
Sonakshi Sinha looks refreshing as Noor and this may be marked as one of the best performances by the actress. Her acting as a journalist is beyond perfection and our expectation. Come on, we have never seen her before like this and it seemed that this girl was hiding all her talent in her kitty before, just waiting for the right opportunity to come. Shibani Dandekar is like a normal bestie which each one of us has and is relatable to every girl. Kanan though need some elocution classes is a good to watch on screen and brings freshness. But Purab act as the highlight of the film with his sudden transition from a loving and caring man to a con man. Manish Choudhary as Noor’s boss and his no-nonsense wife (Suchitra Pillai) are fantastic as always.
Director Sunhil Sippy has delivered one of the good films of his life and his execution of the story falls right on track. We cannot claim that no movies are made on journalism in the past, but ‘Noor’ has that extra freshness and all thanks to Sonakshi Sinha for the same. The screenplay is way too good and the cinematography too doesn’t disappoint us. The songs ‘Gulaabi 2.0,’ ‘Jise Kehte Pyaar Hai,’ ‘Hai Zaroori’ and ‘Uff Yeh Noor’ match very well and go with the flow of the story. The music team of Armaan Malik, Amaal Malik, Prakriti Kakkar and others need a special mention.
While Noor’s baggage is already full of her messy life, the film is filled with all the masala today’s young generation want. Stupendous performances by the actors, interesting story line and introducing you again to the city Mumbai, ‘Noor’ relates to every other girl who works in the media industry as well as outside it. So this weekend don’t be screwed up at your homes, instead go and meet ‘Noor’ in theatres near you.