Mitesh Shahwrote on Feb 16 2011 6:23PM
A realistic gripping account of politics set among the dark underbelly of Mumbai pickpockets in the infamous area of "Bhindi Baazaar"....
Like every other commercial organization here too are employees and their designations. They too have field work, administration structure and skill-set, alongside they also have business rivalry; this is a company called Bhindi Baazaar Inc. Here their main trade is to pickpocket. 'Mamu' is a title of a local mafia-head of Bhindi Baazaar Incorporation, it is a position nobody even thinks to reach, leave aside attempting to be there. Years ago the reigning Mamu snatched it from someone and may be someone has to do the same to be the next, but you never know who it can be, just as you don't know who your enemy is in the game of Chess, a game where a mere pawn can cross the Chessboard and become a 'Vazir'.
The Film begins with a Game of Chess between 'Shroff' and 'Darzi', each move of which unfolds the story which leads to the motive of their meeting. The story unfolds as a quest of a small time pickpocket 'Fateh', next in line to be Mamu to travel that extra mile and get that position. His fascination with the position and power of name Mamu leads him and his small group of fellow pickpockets and his close friend Darzi through a trail of Betrayals, Revelations, Deceits and Vengeance... but no one gets there clean and though every pawn can be in the run, not every in the Chessboard is destined to be the Vazir. Sometimes the kingmakers use some pieces to reach the ultimate destination.
The conflict takes an ugly turn when the authoritatively regulated world of these small time crooks under Mamu is shaken by a decision of not involving his pickpocket gang for spreading a flu virus through syringes, so that the antidote which is worth crores is put in use, due to which the pharmaceutical company draws rich profits, which gives the rival 'Pandey' a chance to manipulate Fateh and use him to plan Mamu's murder. And then begins the streak of betrayals that involved everyone in that world shown through the game of chess and the people through the Chessboard pieces. Nobody in this saga of shady politics is clean, everyone comes out to be mean to their core and have their hidden motives. Every piece in a chessboard has its importance, but when a pawn crosses the whole board and becomes the Vazir it changes the whole structure. This is the story of a pawn and his travel to reach to the other end of the board. This story is of this pawn who manipulates every move so that his way to reach to the top is cleared. This story is about how these small time pickpocket use their intelligence and spontaneity to survive in this mean and political vicinity called Bhindi Baazaar Incorporation.
The Pawn who is sitting in front of Shroff, playing the game of Chess, reveals his quest to reach the position of Mamu, which only Shroff can assign. Shroff is the boss of all and he invites the pawn Darzi, the best friend of Fateh and supposedly the underdog for a game of Chess.