Bollywood’s love for the movies based on the theme of common man’s fight against corruption has been well known. There are lots of films like Nayak, A Wednesday and Rang De Basanti which not only did exceptionally well at Box Office but also turned out to be eye openers for the common people. This week’s release Madaari is an addition to this list. Starring highly talented actors Irrfan and Jimmy, #Madaari is a vigilante story which points at our corrupt system.
Madaari begins with Irrfan Khan’s voiceover saying, “Baaz chuhe pe jhapta, use utha le gaya. Kahaani sacchi lagti hai magar acchi nahi lagti. Baaz pe palatwaar hua, kahaani sacchi nahi lagti magar acchi lagti hai.” This voiceover, in the beginning, promises that we are in for a gripping social thriller.
#Madaari is a story of common man Nirmal Kumar (Irrfan) who loses his son in a tragedy caused by corruption, and decides to seek justice by kidnapping the son, Rohan Goswami ( Vishesh Bansal) of the country’s home minister Prashant Goswami’s ( Tushar Dalvi). Jimmy Sheirgill plays Nachiket Verma, a cop who has been assigned the job of bringing back Prashant Goswami’s son.
The big twist comes when Nirmal instead of a ransom demands Prashant Goswami to have an open discussion before the general public. Prashant left with no options, agrees to the demand. In the meanwhile, Nachiket instructs his team to shoot Nirmal the very moment they see him. Does Nirmal gets a chance to have an open discussion with Prashant Goswami in public, does Nirmal gets bailed, and why is Nirmal doing all this, is what forms the crux of the story.
#Madaari has lots to offer that will shake you to the core of your hearts. The movie has family moments which I think parents should watch with their children. Moments like Irrfan Khan’s pain and distress when his son dies, the developing closeness between Irrfan and his hostage Rohan Goswami (Vishesh Bansal) will moist your eyes. The movie has touched various forms of corruption issues like price hike, the police system, corrupt politicians, farmer suicides, infrastructure etc.
Talking about the performances, there is no prize for guessing that #Madaari is an Irrfan Khan’s show, from beginning to end. This is unarguably one of his finest performances of all time. His pitch perfect acting makes you believe that he is the finest actors of the current times. Apart from Irrfan, Jimmy Sheirgill also shines in a role of a sharp cop. Despite sharing a screen with the powerful performer like Irrfan, child artist Vishesh Bansal did an exceptional job.
#Madaari comes at this time when the corruption is ingrained in every pore of our system. I would like to congratulate Madaari and team to bring in a film when it is most needed. It’s a must watch for Irrfan Khan’s impeccable performance and the message it brings to the table.