Paramhans Creations, Dore Films, Saptrishi Cinevision
Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Tushar Dalvi
Shailesh R Singh, Sutapa Sikdar, Shailja Kejriwal
Irrfan Khan is one such actor who keeps excelling in every film of his. He started his acting career in the late eighties era by doing few television shows and some critically acclaimed films like ‘Ek Doctor Ki Maut’, ‘Salaam Bombay’, ‘Such a Long Journey’. After a decade long struggle in finally started getting his due in films and television.
The supporting actor kept raising his bar as an ace actor and reached its pinnacle by doing some award winning films. His hard work and popularity also fetched him many international projects, which made him a well-known face in Hollywood. His latest Hindi assignment is ‘Madaari’, which teams him up with director Nishikant Kamat after a span of eight years.
Their last association ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ was highly appreciated and thus the expectation level rises high with their latest film ‘Madaari’.
‘Madaari’ is a story of Rohan (Vishesh Bhansal), a seven year old son of India’s home minister (Tushar Dalvi). One day Rohan gets kidnapped by a mysterious man (Irrfan Khan). The home minister appoints their best Officer Nachiket Verma (Jimmy Shergil) to find Rohan but, in a secretive manner. The kidnapper does not want any ransom, all he wants is to find out about a tragic incident which was the end result of a high level corruption. This starts the series of parallel stories dealing with past life of the kidnapper, his association with Rohan followed by the cat and mouse chase with Nachiket and many more.
The ‘Glitz’ Factor
Despite of a predictable tale, it’s the brilliant screenplay which makes this movie totally gripping and emotionally attached. The scenes are wonderfully woven with lots of emotions in it. The movie consists of some fine scenes involving Irrfan Khan and Vishesh Bhansal.
Every scene of Irrfan in this movie displays his potential of a being a great actor, especially the one where he cries in the hospital. Due to his mesmerizing performance you are glued to the silver screen and also connect with his pain and agony. The dialogues are superb and goes well with the flow of the film.
The cinematography is of top notch.There is not much scope for music in this movie but ‘Masoom Sa’ ends up as additional screenplay in the film. It highly connects you on the emotional level and does full justice to its placement in the film.
Director Nishikant Kamat ends up giving a good film in lines of his best work ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’. He keeps it nail biting and connects the high level emotional drama with high octane thriller.
Irrfan Khan is fabulous in this movie. He delivers one of his best performance in ‘Madaari’. He highly excels in the emotional scenes and steals the thunder in the dramatic ones. You just cannot take away your eyes from his brilliant performance.
Vishesh Bhansal is cute and performs perfectly as per his character. His scenes with Irrfan are the main highlight of the film. Tushar Dalvi, Jimmy Shergil, Nitesh Pandey and others lend good support.
The ‘Non-Glitz’ Factor
The story has lots of similarities with several films like ‘A Wednesday’, ‘Andha Yudh’, ‘Gabbar’, ‘Te3n’ and many more. It’s something which we have seen several times, making it highly predictable.
The second half has been stretched a bit along with bit unconvincing climax part. If the finale part would have not been so predictable, it would have managed to leave a hard-hitting impact on its viewers mind.The movie also needed bit trimming in both the parts of the film. Some of the positive merits of this movie gets diluted due to the predictable tale and less amount of freshness attached to it.
‘Madaari’ narrates you a gripping tale with mind-blowing performance by Irrfan Khan along with a good dosage of emotions. The lack of freshness hampers the film in a big way, but nevertheless it’s a decent film for all those who love good cinema.