It's Breaking News - Notepad

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

A woman centric storyline is always a welcome change. Especially when the lead ladies stand up to the tall task. Unfortunately though every once in a while the script digresses into a subplot and thus loses focus.

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Plot Summary

Vidya (Koel Puri) is a news reporter who is given charge of the crime department in her TV Channels. She thus organizes sting operations. She wants to stick to her ideologies and also gets emotionally involved in one such operation.

What Worked

  • The sarcastic take on the news coverage that the entertainment industry gets.
  • Using a woman as the defense lawyer for Gupta was a great move.
  • The style in which Vidya's memories overlapped with the scene in which she is taking a shower. Excellent visuals

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • What happened to the witness whose testimonial would change the course of the case? Granted the turn that the story takes does not need him/her. Was he/she mentioned just for effect, or to keep curiosity live? If so, that is a cheap tactic!
  • The comedy in the celebration bash was so unnecessary, not to mention, not at all funny.
  • Whatever happened to the DVs that Vidya picked up. It came across as they were the same DVs that her friend, Trishna was looking for.
  • The build-up towards Bala showing Vidya what the first news on his channel was going to be - got irritating. Especially because it did not go with the tone of the rest of the movie.

Nitty-Gritty

This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • The minister's daughter who is being interviewed by Vidya, does not even move an inch in panic when the door to her room opens (this is when Rafique the cameraman enters)
  • The suspense thriller style background music in the scene where Vidya is taking a shower.