Two of my favourite actors, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi act in Irada and that was the sole reason for my deciding to see it.
I am glad that I did.
It is not anything like the other films where these two actors have paired, It is far more serious. Arshad tries to bring in some humour without much success as the story does not allow for any humour except of the dark variety like when the Chief Minister’s mother asks her to eat with her mouth closed!
The subject matter is contamination of underground water sources and resultant cancer in one particular geographic area. Collusion between Corporate interests and politicians, murder, hear break, suicide etc all come together in a fast paced presentation to make it a worthwhile experience.
Excellent direction and cinematography makes it technically very sound. All the other actors produce professional performances and if you can get to see it, please do not miss the opportunity.