Noor movie review: Sonakshi Sinha’s earnest performance makes this otherwise tiresome film watchable

Noor movie review: Sonakshi Sinha’s earnest performance makes this otherwise tiresome film watchable

First of all, Sonakshi Sinha please take a bow. It takes immense courage to carry a movie on your own shoulder, especially in an industry that’s so hero dominated. Yes, we do have a few releases where heroines play the central character, but Sonakshi has done so for a second time and fared well . Last time around she proved with Akira that she’s not just here to stay, but also make a success story out of her stint in Bollywood. Her latest movie, Noor has hit the theatres today and here’s our review… What’s it about Noor , is a goofy journalist who wants to cover serious news. Unfortunately, she’s a junior and her boss thinks that she has great potential, but lacks maturity. Noor’s adorable dad too feels that she’s pure talent, who needs to have some patience and perseverance. But Noor feels that her boss, Shekhar is a jerk and that she’s being paid peanuts for her work. Noor quits/gets sacked and is happy to be a jobless person. However fate has better plans for her and she ends up finding not just a hot looking partner, but also a story that could change her journey forever. And yes, her life does change, but not in an expected way. The movie is based on Saba Imtiaz’s novel Karachi, You’re Killing Me! What’s hot Sonakshi Sinha’s portrayal of a goofy scribe will strike a chord with journos. And yes, she’s dressed well and scores brownie points for her acting especially in the comic scenes. Her scenes with Ayan Banerjee and her rapport with Saad  will win your heart. Most of the characters be it Saad, Ayan or then Noor’s friend Zaara who has the least screen space play their parts well. In fact, in the second half when the film starts to dip it is Kannan and Purab who save the show. The twist before the interval is good even though it is kind of predictable. ALSO READ: Noor quick movie review: Sonakshi Sinha is endearing as a journo  What’s not The plot loses steam in the second half. The vibe of the film changes from happy to glum and it’s not because of the story, but because the film loses its direction. The makers could have focussed on Noor’s self-discovery or her regret and resurrection, but they’ve tried to explore too many things at one time. There’s so much happening, for example, her real love story starts developing, but her emotions don’t really. Noor’s regret on her wrongdoing does not come across as strongly as it should have. The most impactful scene, Noor’s monologue is penned …