‘Madaari’ Movie Review: Irrfan Khan soars as a common man


Cast: Irfan Khan, Jimmy Shergill, Tushar Dalvi, Vishesh Bansal

Director: Nishikant Kamat

Rating: 2/5

Irrfan Khan and Jimmy Shergill starrer ‘Madaari’ has all the ingredients of an edge of the seat thriller. The story of a common man’s fight against the corrupt system finds an echo in the hearts of many. ‘Madaari’ is the story of a father seeking justice for the death of his son. He kidnap’s the son of a politician to bring to light the corrupt system comprising of the politicians, bureaucrats, administration et al.

A common man Nirmal Kumar (Irrfan) who loses his son in a tragedy caused by corruption, and decides to seek justice by kidnapping the son of the country’s home minister (Tushar Dalvi). Jimmy plays the celebrated cop who heads the search operation. ‘The Lunchbox’ actor manages to steal into the hearts of the audience as Nirmal Kumar. Though he is a kidnapper the viewers sympathise lies with him in the film.

  • ‘Madaari’ shares similarities to Naseeruddin Shah’s ‘A Wednesday’, but the pace at which the film moves is too slow. The second half of the movie picks up the pace but loses out due to an unfocused narrative that mars its impact. Perhaps a fresh perspective would have helped than an obvious one. It’s Khan’s performance that takes you along from one scene to the next with an ease.

    Irrfan Khan is truly astounding as Nirmal Kumar as a single parent avenging his son’s death, he really moves the audience. Jimmy Sheirgill too is perfect as Nachiket Verma. The song Massom Sa, sung by Sukhwinder Singh adds to the pathos.

    Nishikant Kamat’s ‘Madaari’ is a must watch this weekend, for Irrfan Khan’s and Jimmy Shergill’s performance.

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