Criminal Justice Behind Closed Doors Review: Pankaj Tripathi’s Legal Drama Series Causes Domestic Abuse, But Mistakes in Tiring Subplots (Particular Specific)

Criminal Justice Behind Closed Doors Review: Second season of Hotstar Special criminal justice They bring justice to a new needy as they bring back the disgruntled pair of Madhav Mishra (Pankaj Tripathi) and Nikhat Hussain (Anupriya Goenka). This time, Anuradha Chandra (Kirti Kulhari), who is in need, accused her husband, the famous lawyer Bikram Chandra (Jissu Sengupta) of stabbing her. The witness to the incident is his teenage daughter Riya (Adrija Sinha), who has been abandoned after the incident. Bikram’s mother Vijai (Deepti Naval) is determined to bring justice to her son in any way. Criminal Justice Chapter 2: Kirti Kulhari calls Pankaj Tripathi’s legal drama More Confused, the second season of Gripping.

Madhav, who is recently married, is assigned to defend the accused, and he later brings in his former partner Nikhat. They soon realize that this is not an open-closed case as it is supposed to be. For one, there is no clear motive as to why Anuradha would kill her husband. Secondly, he is taken aback after the crime and is not ready to speak on it. The daughter hates her mother for harming her father, but is withdrawing something. Domestic murder and marital rape soon became a simple case of murder.

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First season of criminal justice Was inspired by the BBC’s British series by the same name (later adapted by HBO Night of). It was not only a legal drama, but also a bitter prison drama and a murder mystery. Although it hasn’t done full justice to all aspects of the three-point plot, there are moments that stay with you throughout the season and productions by Vikrant Massey, Jackie Shroff and Tripathi entice you.

Directed by Rohan Sippy and Arjun Mukherjee and written by Apoorva Asrani, the new season takes a more original route. At the same time, it retains some narrative styles from the first season. In the process, Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors It gets befuddled in wanting to concentrate.

Must say, I loved the theme of the new season, because it takes into account domestic abuse, both physical and emotional, in a wedding. The series describes how, through a mixture of crime-trips and gaslighting, how easy it is to convince a victim that she is not being abused. This season works best when investigating the psychology of the victim in such a scenario.

All well and good. The only trouble is that we already get a pair of episodes, and then the final episode for the series and the rest of the characters have to wait to arrive at that supposed conclusion.

Nevertheless, the producers do a good job of maintaining the intrigue factor, mostly trying to get us to find out why Anuradha is behaving like this. Even parts of her daughter’s feelings with her family and her hatred towards her mother have some depth. Unfortunately, the sense of mystery is diluted by some very common (and often unnecessary) subplots. OTT The Week Released: George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky, Sara Ali Khan, Varun Dhawan’s Coolie No.1, Pankaj Tripathi’s Criminal Justice Season 2 and more.

There is a track about a police couple (Ajit Singh Palawat and Kalyan Mule) who have their own domestic problems, which do not make much of an impact despite being volatile for both actors. The husband need not think so stubbornly about committing the crime on the accused.

We also get to see Madhav having his domestic feud with his new bride Ratna (Khushbu Atre). While that track is more lighthearted, we’re clueless as to why he treats her so coldly, so much so that he never tells anyone she’s married. Or for the fact that even this track does not add much value to the narrative. Similar is the case with Nikhat’s family problems. We also get to hear her complaint about how her legal career will be ruined if her case is over, only for the discussion that never happened later.

It is as if the show wanted to give some depth to these characters, and it is the only way one can think of doing that is adding some unnecessary conflict.

The most attractive track is the inclusion of Anuradha’s jail time. Like the first season, Prison has a subplot incorporating the pathetic experience of the protagonist, who tries to adjust to the harsh conditions while pregnant. In the first season, the track introduced a plethora of characters, and the protagonist also had a chance to further develop the character. Not to mention, Shroff has been seen in his best roles in recent times.

However, there is no such luck here. Apart from the case of pregnancy, Anuradha’s character hasn’t seen much of an increase in these scenes, and the track soon becomes meaningless until we reach the final couple of episodes. Even the addition of Ishani’s character (Shilpa Shukla), a murder convict and a bullying bully, does not bring much to the story.

Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors It gets better in the final couple of episodes, after some very missing irr … the middle part. The court scenes see the actors (who I can find no fault of) give their best. Goenka and Tripathi play comfortably with each other. Kulhari excels in the final episode, when she reveals what she is really up to. The unhappy legislator in the caricature of the prosecution lawyer fires fire in his scenes. Deepti Naval is brilliant in the scene, where she reluctantly begins to accept that her son was not well.

But again, the writing in the scenes leads to a more Bollywood treatment, taking the feature tropes to reach its conclusion, instead obstructing the passage to do careful justice. Even Anuradha finds it strange to leave her silence to talk about her trauma, because by then she had run away.

What disappointed me the most, however, is that the subject of marital rape is discussed only on a superficial level, and at the end lies a lewd quote about how justice is done to protect men’s rights. Describes better!


– Works when the focus is on domestic abuse and trauma

– Display


– Slack middle part

– Weak Subplots

final thoughts

Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors Focuses on domestic trauma and abuse works best, but is unnecessarily sloppy by many of its subplots. Sadly, it was much stronger than the first season. Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors Disney + Hotstar is streaming on VIP.

(The above story first appeared on December 24, 2020 09:31 AM IST. For more news and updates about politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website ).

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