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In the lawless interiors of India, particularly around Gangetic planes, guns are the surest way to fame, power, money and women.

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Depicts the rise of Bhola Kevat a low cast boatman in the interiors of Uttar Pradesh rising to the unexpected heights of political power. Bandook connects crime and politics, a psychological peep inside the minds of people who use power of gun as a ladder to wordly success, It shows the vast distance covered by human mind from picking a gun to pulling the trigger. Written by Aditya Om

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A happy surprise
19 January 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Finished watching this one an hour back. And it was a pleasant surprise. Very realistic and hard hitting movie. The kind of movies that you get to see only in Sundance.

I generally don't do reviews, but after watching this movie, I happened to come across a review in a large news paper. That review was very unfair review. Movie lovers should go and watch the movie and make your own opinion. Those big news papers run their own agenda- praising a movie so realistic and de-glamorized may have been difficult for them.

First half is all about strong character buildup, 2nd half is crisp and takes the viewer on roller coaster ride. Music of the film is excellent with Jagjit Singh song Mrigtrishna placed perfectly at the right spot. Back background score is dark, and melts into the poignant scenes. Dialogues are meaningful researched and well thought, although i found something funny about the dialog "To become a man, you have to learn two things, how to shoot a gun and how to use a condom". Its funny in Hindi. A twisted Narrative keeps you engrossed. Censor Board went a step ahead by allowing the film to go ahead. There are some scenes, that need a strong heart. But, you know those are real because you hear about such events in news papers. Two surprising twists in the story keeps the viewers hooked. All in all its hard hitting, rustic film which viewers get to see rarely by Indian Filmmakers. Voice of Jagjit Singh singing the Song Mrigtrishna - his last song before he died, will make you miss him.


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