Bollywood has wholeheartedly praised Irrfan Khan-starrer-movie Madaari, which is out today. Two days prior to its big release, the cast and crew of the film held a special screening in Mumbai with Indian actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Tabu, Kriti Sanon, Bhumi Pednekar and Raj Kummar Rao in attendance. Shortly, after watching the movie, some of the actors took to the mirco-blogging site Twitter to applaud the movie.
Actress Bhumi Pednekar tweeted,
“#Madaari is a film you can’t miss. Its so hard hitting @irrfan_k once again sir so inspiring. You make it look so easy”
Actor Raj Kummar Rao tweeted,
“Moving, Powerful, Emotional & so relevant. This Madari will blow your mind. Must watch. Thank u @irrfan_k @Shaileshrsingh #Nishi sir & the team”
The film stars Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Shergill, Tushar Dalvi, Nirmal Kumar. Nachiket Verma, Praahant Goswami and is Directed by Nishikant Kamat who directed films Drishyam and Rocky Handsome.
Madaari is a thriller based on Nirmal’s (Irrfan Khan) struggles in life. One day Nirmal loses everything he has in a man-made disaster. He sets out on a journey seeking answers and demanding accountability, which leads him along an ultimately deadly path. The journey brings out the extraordinary in an otherwise ordinary man, conveyed in a story layered with emotions, unfurling in a thriller avatar.
Irrfan Khan has not only become a name to reckon with in the Hindi film industry, but is also sought after by filmmakers in the West, thanks to his ability of portraying diverse roles on screen effortlessly. After the successful and critically acclaimed Piku, the actor will now be seen in Nishikant Kamat’s Madaari as a vigilante.
In a recent interview, Irrfan spoke about his motive behind taking up Madaari, “To raise questions. The intention was also to ask questions, such as ‘where would a common man go when something goes wrong, even though there are various departments?’ Our judiciary (In India) is so overloaded. There are many instances of our sticking to the laws that were made decades ago. As a country, we have to ask questions collectively to bring change. Sometimes, you have a story that you wish to reflect on through cinema although you are not an activist.”
Madaari is out in cinemas and is distributed by Reliance Entertainment.