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Madaari

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22 Jul, 2016 2 hrs 14 mins U/A
Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Shergill, Tushar Dalvi
Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Shergill, Tushar Dalvi
Nishikant Kamat
Synopsis
Intriguingly stoic, a mysterious man (Irrfan as Nirmal Kumar) kidnaps the Home Minister's (Tushar Dalvi) son Rohan. Strangely, Nirmal doesn't ask for money. He demands that the Minister and his team must go looking for his missing son first in order to get Rohan back.
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Do not underestimate the power of a Common man

Story: Intriguingly stoic, a mysterious man (Irrfan as Nirmal Kumar) kidnaps the Home Minister's (Tushar Dalvi) son Rohan. Strangely, Nirmal doesn't ask for money. He demands that the Minister and his team must go looking for his missing son first in order to get Rohan back. What is the tragedy of his life and motive behind the abduction?

Review: Turns out, Nirmal holds the corrupt politicians responsible for what happened to his son. He now seeks answers from those accountable.

Kudos to Irrfan and Nishikant Kamat for daring to make this poignant, provocative and politically incorrect piece of cinema, that makes its point unabashedly. Though predictable and a tad stretched, the emotional crime drama unfolds like a thriller. It tears your heart out by exposing the plight of the Middle-class citizens and their 'aukad' in the eyes of those in power.

What happens when an ordinary man then becomes a juggler (Madaari used as a metaphor) and makes the corrupt dance to his tunes?

While Nana Patekar's riveting Krantiveer aspired to awaken the society from its slumber, Madaari makes a similar statement in the most understated way. The socio-political drama doesn't scream for justice, it shames the culprits instead.

However, more than its social relevance, the highlight of Madaari is Irrfan's awe-inspiring performance. His portrayal of a single father, torn between loss and revenge brings a lump to your throat. He moves you to tears, in that spectacularly heartbreaking hospital scene, which will go down in movie history as one of the finest tragic moments. You feel his anger, pain and guilt. Jimmy Sheirgill, once again plays the honest good cop and fits in perfectly. Tushar Dalvi is competent.

Kamat's execution falters a bit though. He tries too hard to be ambiguous at times, when a simple storytelling could have been as effective. However, overall, his intent deserves an applause as Madaari shames the trend of rising apathy that is often misconstrued as resilience.
In-depth Analysis
Our overall critics rating is not an average of the sub score below.
  • Direction
    3/5
  • Dialogues
    4/5
  • Story
    3.5/5
  • Music
    2.5/5
  • Visual appeal
    2.5/5
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Avg Users’ Rating 3.8/5 ( 334 users )
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Dilip
Watched it on Netflix and found it far better than its name.
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Vivek
a very good movie. Without doubt one of the best of 2016
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moushumi mitra
this is a good movie ... unfortunately we indians are blinded with glamour ... stupid movies arw box office hits and movie like this which has a great msg ... gets lukewarm response .. common man has also lost cpmmon sense
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