Joram Movie Review

Bubble Rating:
3.0 stars

Director: Devashish Makhija

Runtime: 2 hours 20 mins

Star cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Smita Tambe, Megha Mathur, Tannishtha Chatterjee

Platform: Theatre

Joram Movie Review

If you ask me how Manoj Bajpayee starrer Joram movie is, I would say emotional, intense and realistic. Joram movie also gives a strong social message about man vs nature. Moreover, it also takes through the unknown aspects of the tribal community which is quite intriguing. As I was watching it, it made me think about how Humans destroy Mother Nature and exploit people for their benefit. In the process of having a developed country or a place, we are somewhere destroying the simplicity and beautiful things that nature has given us to humans.

On the other hand, so little is known about the tribal community, and Joram highlights the other part of our society. Director Devashish Makhija also tells a story about the community which is given very little importance. Joram is a very Indian-rooted movie that shows us the struggles and the lifestyle of the tribal community.


A man named Bala from Jhinpindi, Jharkhand comes to Mumbai leaving his dark past and starting a fresh life with his wife and daughter. He leads a decent life with his family as a labourer, his past finds him in the new city that leaves a scar on his life. After his wife dies, Bala leaves the place and is on the run with his baby girl to escape the ghosts of his past and the forces that want him dead. He finds ways to survive with his daughter and to find answers about the killer who murdered his wife. However, he finds himself in the most dreadful situations.

What’s good about Joram

Performance: Hands down Manoj Bajpayee is such a natural actor. His expressions, his body language, and his dialogue delivery are so natural and effortless. He demands attention in every frame and that’s the power he holds with his acting.

Realistic and authenticity: The struggles, the costumes and the makeup of the tribal community look so authentic. The rustic and realistic side of the rural places in India is beautifully shown and that is what connects you. Given that I have seen clay homes in my village, it was just nostalgic to see it in the Joram movie. You don’t get to see that kind of home so often anymore.

Tribal community: As I have mentioned before, I liked how Devashish Makhija highlighted the life of the tribal community. And hence, the authenticity added a lot of value to the movie.

Emotional quotient: What holds you emotionally is the baby in the movie. The innocence of the baby will surely melt your heart and that connects you even more to the film.

What didn’t work for Joram

Pace of the film: It is a slow-paced movie as the story takes its own sweet time to build up. It gets a little tiring at some point and that can be a little buzzkill for some people.

Conclusion: Well, the ending is what was quite abrupt for me. There was no conclusion to the story it leaves you to your imagination. And I’m someone who likes to have closure and I wish I could get to know what happens to Bala and his daughter. This was one of the drawbacks I felt as the story abruptly ended.

Star performance

Manoj Bajpayee is undoubtedly one of the finest actors in Bollywood. He has always chosen artistic movies over commercial ones and he has shone in every one of them. Manoj makes everything look so effortless that you automatically start believing him. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub is also fantastic on his part. He adds a different gravitas to his character and that is what entices me the most.

Smita Tambe plays Phulo Karma, the antagonist and she also delivers a fair job in her role. Megha Mathur gives a decent performance in limited screentime as Bidesi. Tannishtha Chatterjee is seen in a special appearance and leaves an impact on her performance despite less screen time.


Concluding by Joram movie review, Manoj Bajpayee truly shines with his beautiful act. It is the kind of film that you enjoy at film festivals. Joram is quite artistic and has the power to appeal to a niche audience. If you’re someone who loves to watch such deep-rooted Indian movies set in rural areas, then you would love this one.

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