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Jail  (2009 - Hindi)

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  • Aakash Barvalia

    Jail rating: 6 out of 10

    By Aakash Barvalia(06 Nov 2009)

    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 ... » read more

  • Plaban

    Jail rating: 5 out of 10

    By Plaban (07 Nov 2009)

    Jail is just a lock up: A lot promised, only a few delivered.

    Its easy to be less critical towards a brilliant National Award winning director and I have seen that many Movie Reviewers love to take that stand.

    The problem with Jail is, there are many distractions, unlike earlier movies of Mr Bhandarkar when he was trying to tell a story about a person and people around him/her, this time round there are quite a few parallel stories running and that impacts the outcome

    Parag Dixit is a upwardly mobile, corporate guy, who has got a god job, good ... » read more

  • Divya Arora

    Jail rating: 7 out of 10

    By Divya Arora(07 Nov 2009)

    Neil should receive an award for this…

    The heart and soul of the film is Neil's Parag Dixit. The actor pitches in a powerhouse performance, taking the leap from shock, horror, despair and hope with electrifying energy. Catch the look in his eyes when he declares he'll go mad or the desperation as he futilely tries to razor blade his veins: it's a picture of desperation that shakes you to the core. This has to be Neil Nitin Mukesh’s best ever performance and very difficult to surpass in future; not only his best but quite possibly the best performance by any other ... » read more

  • Debashis Goswami

    Jail rating: 8 out of 10

    By Debashis Goswami(23 Nov 2009)

    Jail is another movie where Madhur Bhandarkar explores a different topic. We have always heard about the bottlenecks in the Indian legal system and Jail brings this to light.

    Parag (Neil Nitin Mukesh) is falsely accused of possessing narcotics when he gives a lift to his flatmate and the duo are chased by the police. While his friend is shot and lands into coma and finally dies, Parag is put into jail. The story shows Parag trying to get a bail that is denied again and again.

    Neil Nitin Mukesh does a great job of depicting a normal youth who is perplexed ... » read more

  • Chikita Kukreja

    Jail rating: 6 out of 10

    By Chikita Kukreja(07 Nov 2009)

    Madhur Bhadarkar…A Gem!

    The filmmaker, who is wedded to reality in terms of cinema, turns his attention from bars girls, page 3 people, traffic lights and fashion grime to the sordid interiors of Indian jails.

    Kudos to Bhandarkar for taking an ekdum different take on the notorious Indian jail. While he does not fail to depict the grime and the horror of the jail experience, he doesn't fall into the trap of delineating it in clichéd terms. Almost all the characters are given a human face, despite their crimes.

    Madhur had tried to shown up the ... » read more

  • Divya Solgama

    Jail rating: 6 out of 10

    By Divya Solgama(06 Nov 2009)

    Worth a Shot...

    In our Hindi Films we have certain mindsets which are created by our film makers from the past and thus have been registered in our mind. Especially subjects Like Jail, which a common man is not familiar with. But then there are some great films with Jail as their backdrop, like Do Aakhen Barah Haath, Teen Deewarein, New Delhi and many more. So how different is Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Jail’ than rest of Hindi films we have seen. Well in short will say welcome to ‘Jail of 2009’.

    Jail is story of Parag Dixit {Neil Nitin Mukesh} a innocent common ... » read more


    Jail rating: 2 out of 10

    By PRAVIN PENDKALKAR(06 Nov 2009)

    the film is a totally letdown, only the lead actor neil nitin mukesh stands out, Madhukar's direction is okay the film music is a big let down. no problem madhur shall bounce back, neil was good in Johny Gaddar better in New York and Fantastic in JAIL., I remember sunil dutt's ZAKHMEE (a simple man who is forced go to jail) the said film had fantastic music the said film went to be a super duper hit and then it was umar qaid in whcih sunil dutt, vinod mehra and jettendra played the roles of three qaidis in the said film vinod mehra was framed due to sunil dutt what a ... » read more

  • Faizan Ahmed Siddiqui

    Jail rating: 5 out of 10

    By Faizan Ahmed Siddiqui(13 Nov 2009)

    Madhur Bhandarkar is synonymous with thought-provoking, hard-hitting films. Right from Chandni Bar to Fashion, the expert storyteller has made movies that hold tremendous shock-value. In turn, Madhur has cultivated a rich fan-base for his films.

    With Jail, Madhur not only makes you visit a prison, but also makes you peep into the psyche of a prisoner. In the recent past, Sriram Raghavan's Ek Hasina Thi [2004; Saif Ali Khan, Urmila Matondkar] and Nazim Rizvi's Undertrial [2007; Rajpal Yadav] narrated the travails and anguish of innocents who were falsely implicated ... » read more

  • Faizan Ahmed Siddiqui

    Jail rating: 5 out of 10

    By Faizan Ahmed Siddiqui(13 Nov 2009)

    Jail movie is based on the character Parag Dixit who is living a dream life with a great job and his loving girlfriend Maansi! However things take an ugly turn when after a series of unfortunate events the suddenly wakes up in jail; handcuffed and randomly beaten up by the cops.

    Parag is perplexed and in a place far from his utopian life. He tries hard to face away from the ugly truth and wish it's all a bad dream but soon succumbs to the prison anarchy. The only salvation he finds is in Nawab, a convict and a warder who believes that Parag is innocent.

    Soon, ... » read more

  • Vinayak Chandra

    Jail rating: 7 out of 10

    By Vinayak Chandra(18 Nov 2009)

    Known for his reality and hard hitting movies, Bhandarkar brings to us the reality inside the four walls of Jail. This jail is way too different from the filmy jail that we used to see and still see in our movies. Even the court hearings are so much done to reality, leaving the typical filmy way of how they take place in our usual movies. Madhur should deserve a pat on his back for the amount of hard work and research that he did to plot out Jail as real as possible.

    Technical: Madhur Bhandarkar's direction is worth mentioning. Sub plots are weak, but nonetheless ... » read more

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