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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) | 8 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
Rahul Singh ... Abdul Ghani
Navni Parihar ... Alka M. Dixit
Arya Babbar ... Kabir Malik
Kamlesh Sawant
G.K. Desai ... Cricket Bookie DesaiBhai
Nassar Abdulla ... High Court Judge (as Nasser Abdullah)
Ashok Beniwal Ashok Beniwal ... (as Ashok Kumar Beniwal)
Jignesh Joshi Jignesh Joshi ... Keshav Rathod
Chetan Pandit Chetan Pandit ... Jailor Arvind Joshi
Sandeep Mehta ... Advocate Harish Bhatiya
Ghanshyam Garg Ghanshyam Garg ... Piloo Yadav


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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Jail is Stale
7 December 2009 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Some may call him pretentious, exploiting, sensationalist and heavily biased but that doesn't change that Bhandarkar dares to tackle themes that others would hesitate to think twice about. That said, 'Jail', sadly, offers nothing new. It's pretty much the familiar story of how a wrongfully accused man spends his years in prison. Bhandarkar could have pushed the boundary by portraying the horrors that take place within the three walls but he has opted for a safer formula this time. Moreover the background score makes the atmosphere melodramatic rather than adding anything positive. Neil Mukesh shows improvement as an actor. With a well-written role and maybe good direction, he might be a competent actor but there are a few sequences where his acting is formulaic. Manoj Bajpai is underused but he manages to outshine anyone who shares his screenspace. Arya Babbar is first rate. This actor shows great potential. Mughda Godse makes the best of her small role. The music is foot-tapping (but much of the songs aren't even needed). 'Jail' is average at best.

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