Director: Habib Faisal
Cast: Aadar Jain, Anya Singh, Prince Parvinder Singh, Peter Muxxa Manuel, Mikhail Yawalkar, Anna Ador, Cyndy Khojol.
Synopsis: Sanju (Aadar Jain) and Bindu (Anya Singh) are two undertrials waiting for another court to get bailed out jail. The two, along with five others, try to earn their acquittal by giving a band performance at the Independence Day concert. However, a Local Politician rains on their parade by using their song to earn votes as well as cancelling their trials. Amidst this chaos the ‘Qaidis’ find solace in music but will it set them free?
- Amit Trivedi’s musical brilliance with songs like ‘I Am India’, ‘Hulchul’, ‘Jag Mag’ and much more.
- Anya Singh’s promising performance as Bindu.
- An off-beat approach to a different theme.
Not so excellent Quotient:
- The story fails to be realistic and resolves matters too easily.
- The script comes off as lousy.
- The characters are not able to provoke sympathy by the end.
- Faisal tries to preach about ‘unity in diversity’ but the not-so-subtle subtlety takes away from the message.
Final Judgement: The movie has one the best soundtracks of the year but the story might not deliver the same spunk.