Madaari Movie Review
Irrfan Khan is the name of quality cinema and top notch performance. Irrfan has gained his repute and fandom by giving power-packed performances and thought provoking movies. After Rocky Handsome and Drishyam, Nishikant Kamat has come up with an emotional dramatic thriller Madaari. With an able cast which includes Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Tushar Dalvi, and nail biting plot, let’s see what Madaari has in store for its viewers.
Madaari starts off when Home Minister’s (Tushar Dalvi) son (Vishesh Bansal) is kidnapped from the hostel and Nachiket Verma (Jimmy Sheirgill) is assigned to solve the case. The Kidnapper, Nirmal (Irrfan Khan) has unique demand which needs to be fulfilled by the Home Minister. What are the demands of Nirmal? Why the kidnapper doesn’t ask for any ransom in return? Will Rohan be returned safely to his parents? And what plans do Nachiket has for the kidnapper? To find out answers of all these questions, watch Madaari.
There are a few traces which might make viewers associate Madaari with “A Wednesday” but it is however different in the essence.
Irrfan Khan gives an impeccable performance. His attitude, behavior and sudden changes in personality leave audiences spell bound. The train-sequence where he shares his story with the child causes goosebumps to viewers. There are numerous instances when Irrfan impresses with his subtle but smacking performance. Jimmy Sheirgill on the other hand, gives a very decent and mature performance. It is not easy to be simple and Sheirgill stays simple throughout the movie. Tushar Dalvi is first rate.
Special mention for the child artiste Vishesh Bansal; he is cute and natural. In a few scenes he wins audience’s hearts with spontaneity. Dialogues of Madaari are interesting and very smartly written for a thriller. Music by Vishal Bhardwaj is good. The songs go hand in hand with the flavor of the movie. “Maasoom Sa” adds right dose of emotions to the narrative and Sukhwinder Singh’s voice makes it a beautiful track.
Madaari opens up and concludes with a narration
“Baaz choozay pay jhapta, uthaa legaya (Hawk snatches the chick and flies away)
Kahaani sachchi lagti hai, lekin achchi nahin lagti (Tale seems true but not virtuous)
Baaz pe palatwaar hua, Kahani sachchi nahin lagti (Hawk faces adversities, tale doesn’t sound true)
Per khuda qassam bohat achhi lagti hai” (But it sounds damn good)
That’s the essence of Madaari. On the basis of performance, script and direction, Madaari deserves 3.5/5 rating. It’s a must watch for those who like to watch quality cinema.