The movie tells a story about a young journalist named Ragini. She receives an anonymous information that reveals the secret behind the death of Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. The ambitious journalist decides to publish the story. And as the result, there sets up a committee of the government to investigate the case.
This political drama is based on one of the most controversial events in the history of India, with the modern setting when a journalist digs deeply into the case of Indian Prime Minister’s death back in 1966. After over half a decade, when there has no longer been much concern for the scoop, a journalist, with the power of social media for a sensationalist topic, makes it hot again. She joins in a committee that is in charge of reinvestigate the case and reveal all secrets around it.
The film is directed by Vivek Agnihotri, the writer who has witnessed tremendous cases related to politics, rumours and hidden facts about the story. The film reveals to us the political world, which is not familiar with us at all, how complicated it is, and how seriously it may affect people’s lives.
Although the story written for this film is good, there are still bad sides about the execution. There is an inconsistency in terms of the film direction and narration. The background music is also too loud and not very suitable for the story. Nonetheless, the casts act very well in this production, with famous stars like Naseeruddin Shah, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Pankaj Tripathi, or Mandira Bedi. The characters seem to be too simple for them to show all of their talent, though.
There will be shocking claims to be told in “The Tashkent Files” about the political world in India history. It also highlights some important social issues and includes sensational contents cleverly.
It is not a movie that has no drawbacks, but it is a worth-watching film that you can learn a lot from, and be excited with the story telling.