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Vidya Balan & Shefali Shah Steal The Show In A Noir Where Moralities Are Put To Test

The filmmaker with the team blends the writing so much in the real world that within the first few scenes these people become three dimensional for the audience. Mentions of Alia-Ranbir�s relationship or how journalism works now, connect the audience stronger. And after a point makes you forget this...(more)

Source: Shubham Kulkarni, Koimoi


Vidya Balan, Shefali Shah deliver terrific performances in this epic thriller

Jalsa's biggest strength is director Suresh Triveni�s treatment of the story. For someone who invests in characters as much as the climax of the film, Triveni creates a fascinating world for Maya and Rukshar. The performances of the lead women are a major reason why you will sit through some flawed ...(more)

Source: Tushar Joshi, India Today



A gripping portrayal of guilt and self-reflection, Suresh Triveni puts inner conflict at the core of his story. He cleverly abstains from letting his two lead characters verbally confront each other and there lies its brilliance. One swamped with guilt, shame and remorse. The other, stifled with pai...(more)

Source: Renuka, Times Of India


Shefali Shah rescues the film in the final act

Vidya Balan, Shefali Shah film has one of the most tightly-executed beginnings, which develops the odd bump as the plot progresses, until it reaches a cathartic end.(more)

Source: Subhar Gupta, Indian Express


Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah light up a story of class, happenstance and the human conscience

Jalsa is not about social disparities and human relationships alone though. It is thematically an unslottable film that is not specifically about anything yet is about everything, ranging from class differences to happenstance and the call of the human conscience � in short, it is about life itself....(more)

Source: fIRSTPOST, Firstpost.com


Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah are powerhouse talents and are tailor-made for Jalsa's overwrought premise

The entire film is a lead up to a confrontation between wrong and wronged, but when the moment finally arrives, Jalsa leaves us in the cold and to mull over the state of things. (more)

Source: Sukenya Varma, Rediff.com