Dr. Romesh [Arjun Mathur] was in awe of Dr. Asthana [Kay Kay Menon] of Shekhawat General Hospital. He had a live-in relationship with Dr. Riya [Vishakha Singh], his co-intern and the love of his life. However, when an 8-year-old boy Ankur [Vishesh Tiwari] dies due to Dr. Asthana’s medical negligence, Romesh realizes that a good surgeon is not necessarily a good human being as well.
Together with Ankur’s mother Nandini [Tisca Chopra], Romesh sets out on a turbulent journey to fight for what is right. A battle for justice against his mentor, the hospital and the love of his life.
Reportedly based on a true incident, ANKUR ARORA MURDER CASE focuses not just on the negligence in the operation theatre, but also throws light on the justice mechanism in our country. Come to think of it, a film like ANKUR ARORA MURDER CASE acts as wake up call for many a doctor or those associated with this profession/medical lobbies, besides making the spectator cognizant of the fact that we ought to have a dedicated procedure for speedy disposal of such cases.
After attempting erotic thrillers and murder mysteries, Vikram Bhatt delves into the realistic zone with ANKUR ARORA MURDER CASE, which tackles the issue of medical neglect. Besides, this film goes beyond the issue of medical negligence. What happens when justice is denied to the victim’s family? Vikram and director Suhail Tatari take the spectator from inside the operation theatre to a courtroom, where an eminent surgeon is tried for medical recklessness.
Kay Kay Menon is flawless as ever and his intense performance infuses life in the character as he dominates every scene that he is a part of. Arjun Mathur as Romesh and Vishakha Singh as Riya show promise too. Tisca Chopra is decent enough too whereas it’s a pleasant surprise to see Paoli Dam in a de-glam role after her seductress act in Hate Story.
As far as direction is concerned, we have already mentioned that the film does have potential but the many flaws that it suffers from, prevents it from being a good film. For example, the entire sequence about Paoli Dam and her secret affair, which ends in an abortion, could have easily been avoided. Plus, the abundance of medical jargon might render the film unrelatable to the audience. Also, the angle about the indifferent lawyer, who suddenly turns over a new leaf and puts up a noble fight, is very Jolly L.L.B and also uneccesarry. The highlight of the film remains Asthana’s outburst at the climax, which ultimately leads to his undoing. (Menon had a similar scene in Shaurya too, incidentally).