In the heart of Indian cinema, a gripping tale unfolds in the 2023 thriller “Joram.” Directed by Devashish Makhija, the film takes us on a 119-minute journey into a world of suspense and survival.
Manoj Bajpayee, a seasoned actor, leads the narrative as Dasru/Bala, alongside a talented cast. The story revolves around a desperate man and his infant daughter, escaping a relentless system that seeks to crush them. Their paths cross with an unwilling cop and a bereaved mother on a quest for vengeance.
Set against a backdrop of devastated forests and the aftermath of blind greed, “Joram” weaves a tense thriller exploring the consequences of unchecked development. The film has traveled the globe, screening at prestigious events like the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Sydney Film Festival, and more.
Critics have hailed “Joram” for its powerful storytelling. Phil Hoad of The Guardian praised Makhija’s blend of social satire and realism, awarding the film four stars. Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV gave it four stars too, applauding Manoj Bajpayee’s compelling performance.
As the Filmfare Awards recognized its brilliance with wins for Best Film (Critics) and Best Story, “Joram” stands as a testament to impactful storytelling and stellar performances, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of Indian cinema.