Release Date: 22nd July, 2016
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Shergill
Director: Nishikant Kamat
Plot: Madaari is a story which could happen to anyone but the means may differ to meet the end. One fine day Nirmal loses everything he has in a man-made disaster, he starts the journey of seeking answers asking for accountability which leads him to a deadly path. The journey brings out the extraordinaire out of an ordinary man, it’s a saga of emotions in a thriller avatar.
Rating: 2/5 Stars (Two stars)
Star Cast: Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Shergill
Director: Nishikant Kamat
What’s Good: Irrfan Khan and Jimmy Shergill once again prove that they are dependable actors. Whatever may be the script, they excel in their performances.
What’s Bad: A confused script that hangs between a thriller and an emotional drama bores you out much sooner than you think.
Loo Break: Yes!
Watch or Not?: Madaari has nothing new to offer. It is passable for a theatre watch.
Nirmal Kumar (Irrfan) a commoner, takes on the system by kidnapping the Home Minister’s son. He does so to make the government accountable for their corrupt acts after losing his son in a bridge-collapse mishap.
Thus what begins is a cat and mouse chase between him and Nachiket Verma (Jimmy Shergil) who is hired by the Home Minister for the case.
Will Verma be able to track down Nirmal and save the kid’s life is what forms as the rest of the plot.
Madaari Review: Script Analysis
Madaari is extremely close to the concept of Neeraj Pandey’s thriller A Wednesday. Unfortunately, it is not half as slick as the aforementioned film.
The script of Madaari is highly confused and hence has its moments of ups and downs. If only, the writers had killed all the melodrama, the film could have made for a better watch.
While only a few dialogues struck a chord, most of the time, it is the same old banter of a commoner’s frustration over corruption in the system.
Also at many points, the story seems extremely far fetched. The kidnapper and the kid’s relation seemed fine until there was a mention of Stockholm syndrome which was completely unnecessary.
There are no edge of the seat thrills. A few quirky dialogues leave you with a chuckle or two.
There is a lot that could have been enthused in this plot considering there were some great actors on board for it.
Madaari Review: Star Performance
Irrfan Khan does a great job as the frustrated and broken kidnapper. He excels in the emotional scenes, especially the one where he loses his son.
Jimmy Shergill as the cop working on the case is extremely impressive. His mature act as the intelligent and to the point cop is superb.
Vishesh Bansal is the kid who has been kidnapped. His transformation from ‘Tum jante nai mere dad kaun hai’ to becoming a kid who understands his kidnapper’s pain is quite good.
Tushar Dalvi and Uday Tikekar form as a decent supporting cast for the film.