Director: Nishikant Kamat
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Vishal Bhansali
Nishikant Kamat had made his mark with some hard hitting social dramas like Dombivili Fast and Mumbai Meri Jaan. With Madaari, he returns to tackling social themes.
- Irrfan Khan is a star performer, who can bring life to such a dull script as Madaari’s.
- The hospital scene where he breaks down after facing a personal tragedy showcases a high calibre of an actor.
- His scene with Vishal Bhansal, who plays the Minister’s kid, brings out the poignancy in the film.
- Jimmy Sheirgill plays the role of an investigating officer and proves he is a terrific performer.
- In contrast, during the confession scene in the climax, Tushar Dalvi has done an outstanding job.
- With his engaging “choti mooh badi baat wala” act Vishal Bhansali endears the audience.
- In Madaari, Nishikant tries to handle two plots simultaneously, but struggles to do justice to both the plots.
- The film suffers from obviousness, and scenes showing Nirmal’s past become boring.
- Nirmal’s crusade spree against the system lacks originality and is utterly unconvincing.
- Some of the portions look inspired from Kevin Costner’s, “A Perfect World”.
Watch it only for an immensely talented Irrfan Khan!