#MovieReview: Madaari


Once in a while comes the kind of movie which requires all the laud and praise not only because how well it is made, or how brilliantly the actors have performed, but also because the movie manages to touch emotions set deep inside us. Madaari is one such movie. Nishikant Kamat directed Madaari has Irrfan Khan in the lead and it is said that Irrfan had read the script first after which he had searched for a capable director to handle this subject. 

A social-thriller, Madaari is story about a father who loses his sons and then decides to cleanse the system because no one else was doing so. Also in the cast apart from Irrfan Khan are Jimmy Shergill, Tushar Dalvi and Vishesh Bansal. Irrfan Khan’s solid acting and gentle presence took the movie up by many notches. 


A must watch with the family, for the movie will not invoke negative emotions. It will instead urge you to come out of your shell. With commendable direction by Nishikant Kamat, this Vashu Bhagnani film gives a strong message to the society. Irrfan, a techie whose own son had died due to civic negligence which had resulted from corruption, kidnaps a high profile politician’s son to take revenge for the death. A regular citizen of the country, going about doing his own job, being as much an ideal citizen as possible, and suddenly his life gets disturbed. Madaari portrays how common people face exploitation in the hands of politicians and other government officials.  

A satirical yat hard-hitting portrayal of how few people in power make the rest dance to their tunes, just like a madaari does to monkeys. Apparently, this is a real life story, the probability of which made the story even more heart touching. If you are looking for a way to spend this weekend with your family, Madaari would be a good choice. 

Samarpita Mukherjee Sharma

Samarpita eats, sleeps and breathes content and her life revolves around words. She curates contents for many brands, of which The India Diaries happens to be the closest to the heart. An economist by education and a wordsmith by passion, she chose the life of a digital nomad after quitting full time journalism few years ago. A multi-tasker, this ex-journalist freelances as a content creator-cum-curator, manuscript editor, travel writer and social media manager.

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