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Jail (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 November 2009 (India)
Remanded to policy custody, a man reviews his options in an overcrowded jail while awaiting trial.

Director:

Madhur Bhandarkar

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Madhur Bhandarkar (story and screenplay) (as Madhur Bhandrakar), Ajay Garg (lyrics) (as Ajay Kumar Garg) | 7 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Manoj Bajpayee ... Nawab (as Manoj Bajpai)
Neil Nitin Mukesh ... Parag Manohar Dixit
Atul Kulkarni ... Parag's 2nd lawyer
Mugdha Godse ... Manasi Pandit
Navni Parihar ... Alka M. Dixit
Arya Babbar ... Kabir Malik
Rahul Singh ... Abdul Ghani
Nassar Abdulla ... High Court Judge (as Nasser Abdullah)
Parvez Khan Parvez Khan ... Bababhai
Chetan Pandit Chetan Pandit ... Jailor Arvind Joshi
Kamlesh Sawant Kamlesh Sawant
G.K. Desai ... Cricket Bookie DesaiBhai
Vipul Bhatt Vipul Bhatt
Amit Sinha Amit Sinha
Sandeep Mehta ... Advocate Harish Bhatiya
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Shortly after getting promoted as Regional Manager of Max Finance, Parag Dixit gets arrested in Bandra for Firing at Police, and Possession of Narcotics. His associate, Keshav, is grievously injured, and is hospitalized in a coma-like condition. Parag's widowed mother, Alka, and Air Hostess girlfriend, Manasi Pandit, retain Advocate Harish Bhatiya to represent him at a preliminary bail hearing, but the Judge denies bail. Housed in an overcrowded barrack, with barely room to move, Parag meets with a variety of people - both convicted and awaiting trial - including Abdul Ghani, Kabir Malik, Galib Suratwala, Nawab, Bababhai, etc. Parag again appears in Court e after a charge-sheet is filed, but again, due to the seriousness of the offenses, fear of tampering with evidence and witnesses, he is denied bail. Several months later, Keshav is now deceased - and Parag, embittered by abuse, loss of faith in an overburdened system - with overwhelming evidence against him - faces trial as the only... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 November 2009 (India) See more »

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The character of Joe Dsouza played by Mirza Ali Quli was based on the 2006 hit and run case of Alistar Pereira,where he drove his car on construction workers sleeping on pavements of Bandra Carter Rd. See more »

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Jail Is Just Plain OK
6 November 2009 | by sau-parikhSee all my reviews

Madhur Bhandarkar is getting too repetitive and as a result, Jail turned out to be a drag.

Bhandarkar's banal way of storytelling has lost its appeal and originality. Consequently, Jail is boring, tediously slow, extremely clichéd (the bane of our movies) and way too predictable.

The story doesn't need an elaboration, but the situation Neil Nitish Mukesh's character finds himself in isn't one that garners sympathy. You feel sorry for him because he is falsely accused, but the cops don't know that and they gotta investigate. Only he and his roommate (who goes into a comma) know that the drugs found in his car weren't his. But it was his car; hence, he is an offender. So his having to go to prison makes sense. You don't feel the kind of sympathy for him that the director wants you to feel.

Life in prison is shown at its worst, but then being in prison is supposed to suck. What was ironic was showing inmates getting together to pray to God. OK, we have killed a few people but now please get us out of this hellhole so that we can be nice for a week and then start killing again.

Performance-wise, Neil Nitish Mukesh (all three of them ;-)) is very good. His previous films have proved that he is a good actor, and Jail vindicates that. The dude if felt sorry for was Manoj Bajapayee. It was totally sad to see him in a single-expression side role, although it's good to see that he's back in the movies at least. Mughda Godse is unglamorous for a change but doesn't get enough screen time to show her acting prowess. The other characters are the usual bunch of Bhandarkar's real-life-type actors.

Overall, you won't miss anything if you don't go for Jail.


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