Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai Movie Review: "A Captivating Courtroom Drama with Manoj Bajpayee's Stellar Performance"

BollyQuick Media & Entertainment Company got opportunity to watch Manoj Bajpayee starer "Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai" movie before it's official release on OTT platform Zee5 tomorrow. Here is the Review for the film:

About Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai:

"Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai" is a court room drama film starring Manoj Bajpayee. Directed by Apoorv Singh Karki and written by Deepak Kingrani, the movie is set to release on May 23rd, 2023.

Story/Plot of Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai:

The film revolves around the true story of the Asharam rape case that took place in Jodhpur in 2013. It follows the journey of Advocate P. C. Solanki (played by Manoj Bajpayee) as he fights against Asaram Bapu in court, from the initial proceedings to the final verdict.


"Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai" is an engaging court room drama. Manoj Bajpayee's presence makes the movie interesting and ensures a seamless flow that keeps the audience captivated throughout. The film never feels slow or boring, and viewers will not want to miss even a single minute of it. The heartfelt bond between Manoj Bajpayee's character and his on-screen son is such that we love it. The closing speech delivered by Bajpayee before the final judgment is particularly memorable, with superbly written dialogues. The film refrains from incorporating unnecessary songs, except for one at the beginning and another at the end. With a runtime of 2 hours and 21 minutes, the movie is a well-spent cinematic experience. The courtroom setup, the streets of Jodhpur, and the attention to detail in the visuals contribute to the film's overall excellence.


Manoj Bajpayee delivers a remarkable performance in the role of an honest lawyer. He portrays a character who is always driven by the desire to fight for justice, a true advocate of truth. Bajpayee's dialogue delivery, emotions, and acting prowess are nothing short of amazing. His performance manages to touch the audience on a profound level, leaving a lasting impact.


Apoorv Singh Karki exhibits commendable direction skills in "Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai." The film's various settings, be it the courtroom or Manoj Bajpayee's character's house or the narrow lanes of Jaipur, are meticulously crafted to create an authentic atmosphere. Karki successfully brings the essence of reality to the film, making it relatable for the audience. The casting choices for each character are outstanding, and Karki manages to extract excellent performances from the entire ensemble, including the actress portraying the rape victim and the lawyer representing the opposition.


The film's story is based on the Asharam rape case, and it is brought to life with an exceptional screenplay. The narrative flows seamlessly, maintaining a good pace and keeping the viewers engaged. The dialogues play a crucial role in the film, ranging from heart-touching to impactful. Some dialogues carry a profound message for the audience, while others are emotionally charged and sentimental. Examples of well-written dialogues include Manoj Bajpayee's statement, "Salman Khan lag raha hu na," and the father of the rape victim asking Bajpayee about his fees, to which he responds, "Bitiya ki muskaan." The dialogues leading up to the final judgment are particularly remarkable.


"Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai" features only two songs in the film. One serves as the title track at the beginning, while the other appears at the end. Both the timing of the songs and their compositions are exceptional. The ending song, "Bandayaa," is especially heart wrenching, delivering goosebumps to the viewers.

Watch Or Not:

"Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai" is a film that is highly recommended for viewing. With Manoj Bajpayee in the lead role, he nails his performance and showcases his immense talent once again. If you are a fan of Manoj Bajpayee or If you enjoy courtroom dramas that are engaging, thought-provoking, and emotionally resonant, "Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai" is a must-watch.The powerful performances, skillful direction, impactful dialogues, and compelling storyline make it a captivating cinematic experience. The film's engaging narrative, combined with the excellent execution, ensures that viewers will be thoroughly entertained throughout. If you are looking for a quality film that ticks all the boxes, "Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai" is definitely worth your time.


4 out of 5

Review By:

Diptesh Thakore

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