Akshaye Khanna starrer is based on a movie director who is accused of raping a costume assistant working on his film. While he is sentenced to jail by the session court, the case is reopened in the High Court. The case is then battled it out by two determined lawyers in the court.
Anjali (Meera Chopra) goes to director Rohan Khurana’s (Rahul Bhat) home to show him costume options for a shoot. The same evening Khurana is arrested for raping her. The main plot of Section 375 is what happened when she was at the director’s home.
The filmmaker is sentenced to ten years of rigorous imprisonment by session’s court based on evidence but the case is soon reopened in the High Court.
Going against public high profile lawyer Tarun Saluja (Akshaye Khanna) takes up the case of defending Rohan Khurana and the prosecution lawyer representing Anjali is Hiral Gandhi (Richa Chadha) who is an earlier associate of Saluja.
Saluja believes that “we are not in the business of justice, we are in the business of law” and it is something Hiral doesn’t believe it at all. The plot follows routine procedures, corruption and investigation lapses with a realistic feel.
As the courtroom drama goes ahead, the layers of the case come to fore with some facts. It is something that will keep the audience hooked and enthralled. To show a balanced view and two sides of the story, the screenplay highlights how media and social media take trials over a criminal case of such type.
The sensitive issue is touched upon by the director Ajay Bahl through its intriguing narrative. Overall the film is a gripping watch and the top-notch performances make it worth the while.
The film is relevant and tackles complexities with ease. It would surely open up discussions and debate in people.
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