A scream of lives lost and a saga of relationships destroyed when the society is full of holes, #Madaari is diving into the heart of the nation seeped in corruption and seeking answers for all of us
Directed by Nishikant Kamat, Madaari is a film which is searching for answers. Madaari, the man who makes monkeys dance to his drum, is Irrfan Khan here. And the other well known actors are Vishesh Bansal, Jimmy Shergill, Tushar Dalvi, Nitesh Pandey, Sadhil Kapoor.
Madaari is based on a real-life incident. The event took place at the under-construction overhead Metro bridge on the Andheri-Kurla Road in the suburban area of Marol in Mumbai. Khan kidnaps the Home Minister’s son to avenge the loss of his son in this incident. Jimmy Shergill is the officer-in-charge of getting back the kidnapped son. Khan’s performance is impeccable, his dialogues heart rendering and the
Madaari raises some pertinent questions which the world of today faces. On the surface is a story of hate, revenge, destruction. But on a deeper level it embraces the social structure today. The ruthlessness and uncaring attitude that ahs developed in today’s times. It takes you through the emotional world of a father who is seeking revenge for his son. It makes you question the role of the government. And it penetrates into our hearts with some pertinent truths. This social thriller is acted out to the best by Khan.
And Jimmy Shergill comes across as a wonderful police officer, taking his character to another level. The call of duty can never be ignored, despite the collapse of a human heart.
The interesting part is that Khan traveled across Shimla, Delhi, Jaisalmer and Hyderabad, for the film. And finds that travel opens his eyes and mind to so many new things as he sees the country with a different perspective.
The music scored by Vishal Bhardwaj and the song ‘desh so raha hai’ sung by Vishal Dadlani is a delight. Also, with the usual romance behind trees not so important in this Bollywood drama, it’s good to see that movies do fulfill their task on influencing the masses.