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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.


Madhur Bhandarkar


Madhur Bhandarkar (story and screenplay) (as Madhur Bhandrakar), Ajay K. Garg (lyrics) (as Ajay Kumar Garg) | 7 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Manoj Bajpayee ... Nawab (as Manoj Bajpai)
Atul Kulkarni ... Parag's 2nd lawyer
Neil Nitin Mukesh ... Parag Manohar Dixit
Mugdha Godse ... Manasi Pandit
Nassar Abdulla ... High Court Judge (as Nasser Abdullah)
Sandeep Mehta ... Advocate Harish Bhatiya
Navni Parihar ... Alka M. Dixit
Arya Babbar ... Kabir Malik
Rahul Singh ... Abdul Ghani
Ghanshyam Garg Ghanshyam Garg ... Piloo Yadav
Jignesh Joshi Jignesh Joshi ... Keshav Rathod
Ashok Beniwal Ashok Beniwal ... (as Ashok Kumar Beniwal)
Chetan Pandit Chetan Pandit ... Jailor Arvind Joshi
Kamlesh Sawant
Ali Quli Mirza Ali Quli Mirza ... Joe D'souza (as Ali Quli)


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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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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Performed by Sonu Kakkar
Lyrics by Sandeep Nath
Music by Shamir Tandon
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An intelligent script and direction - a must watch
10 December 2011 | by gaurav-bhardwaj07See all my reviews

Considering most of the Bollywood films with imaginary stories, songs as well as dance sequences in the gardens, I was pretty much reluctant for this movie. But happened to see it on TV. Really impressive work, later found out the director is Madhur Bhandarkar, no doubt there are really very few directors to create such kind of magic.

Very real and strong script, with superb direction. The movie progresses stage by stage with a charm. It was such a treat to watch this movie. Loved every part of it and the best part is touching one of the most sensitive areas in India. Never had so much sympathy for Indian jail convicts so far. This is for sure a movie of international standards.

A must watch.

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