Lock this Prison…
Madhur Bhadarkar is ever known famous guy with his controversial topics and the way he is researching before making it. Wether it would be his debu success ‘Chandni Bar’ or to his latest film ‘Jail’. Rather than his controversial topics, his way of researching it had been quite impressive to everyone from critics to the audiences. His recent film ‘Fashion’ was highly appreciated by the viewers and also by everyone in the Industry. Let’s see what he has got in “Jail”…
It is the story of one innocent common man; Parag Dixit (Neil Nitin Mukesh) who was allegedly accused in the charge of Drug dealing which was his friend cum room partner was involved. But before proving to the Police that Parag is innocent he was seriously shot by Police in cross firing and went in Coma. Parag was sentenced to Jail with the rejection of Bail as it was the case of Drugs and firing to the Police Officer’s on duty. Now inside the Jail he saw one entirely different world that initially he was unable to swallow it, but later on he tried to adjust with it. Because of our Indian system, hearings of courts were going on and on until one day after 2years, Parag was sentenced for the Imprisonment of 10years in Supreme Court. His patience and hope got crushed and finally one day he decided to join the goon gang inside the jail as some of them were planning to run away, but in return, he had to joined the gang forever and had to work for him whatever they assigned him. Parag agreed once but at the time of running he step back. Later after 6 months when the appeal was sent to the Higher Court, he was sentenced to free.
Direction done by Bhandarkar in pre-production, research done by him, and the real life shown in the Jail is just…speechless. The goons, corrupt police officers, our so called govt. system, people in the jail, story of their personal lives, etc…everything was described so precisely and in very short period of time it had shown us so many factual things, which I personally feel we had never ever been socialized, neither from any films nor from any media. At one point of time you would literally pray to God that not even our enemy, who is innocent, would ever suffer this. Even you will plead that the Character would get justice as soon as possible. Now that’s the magic of the film. The story, the screenplay, would make you and feel you so real, that you will just get emotionally attached with it. Each and every part of the story was equally well handled with a strong message. Whether it would be the story of Nawab’s personal life and supporting Parag Dixit till the end, or it would be the personal life of Gani bhai and Galib bhai.
Direction by Bhandarkar on screen was good and balanced. The main drawback of the film in terms of Direction and technicalities were something in the story or screenplay which was prolonging. Don’t know what but something or the other was being over-stretched, and that’s why people in the theatres were getting bored often.
I have only word for the Dialogues dept. “Bravo!”
Rest in Editing, Cinematography, etc, were all good at par. Rating: 3.75 / 5
As the whole film was dependable on Neil Nitin Mukesh, so he has to deliver his best, and so he did it. He was just flawless in his expression, dialogue delivery, body language and etc. His sad expression, his innocence, his hope, his pain, torture, suffering, everything was ‘The Perfect’. The only thing he lacked in was his happy expressions. In the scene where he was promoted in his Office and in the most important scene where he was finally sentenced as a free bird, he lacked that kind of happy expressions. But nevertheless, he succeeded in stealing the show.
4.5 / 5
I would like to make a note-point here for the Casting department that they had done brilliant job in selecting Neil Nitin for this role. As per I guess, nobody in this industry would look as innocent as Neil, and the script demanded someone who is very genuinely innocent. Two Thumbs Up for them!
Mughda Godse though didn’t get any chance in “All the Best”, but in this film she played her role very well as the supporter and the loyal lover of the Neil Nitin Mukesh. 3 / 5
Manoj Bajpai as ‘Nawab’ just excels in his role from start to the end, and not to be forgotten, his voice over played a major plus points in the film. 4 / 5
Rest all the characters have equally played very well in their respective roles.
Songs were good to listenable and well picturized also, especially the song sung by Latadi “Daata Sun Le”. Background Music was passable.
All the Sher-Shayri said by Galib bhai;
“Gussa ek second ka, Do Saal iss Jail mein!”
“Bhagwan ke ghar mein sachaai ki pariksha zaroor hoti hain, lekin nainsafi nahin hoti”
“Yeh mere aur Parag ke vishwas ki jeet thi”, and last but not least;
“Log apna rishta iss Jail se banaye ya na banaye, Lekin Jail apna Rishta bana he leti hain”
On the whole, Lock this “Jail” for this weekend!
Professional Rating: 3 / 5
Personal rating: 3.5 / 5