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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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Daata Sun Le, Maula Sun Le
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Ajay K. Garg
Music by Shamir Tandon
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Neil's best performance so far !
20 November 2009 | by sangitau2007See all my reviews

It may not be a hit in BO but it is one of those few films which stays in your heart forever. Neil Nitin Mukesh is amazing in this movie. The movie rests on the strong shoulders of Neil Nitin. He has excelled in his performance.

Parag Manohar Dixit (Neil Nitin Mukesh) is a successful executive, living with a roommate who is a bit of a weirdo — his mobile phone always seems to have a poor network whenever the guy is in town, and he constantly uses Parag's phone. Parag's air-hostess girlfriend, Manasi (Mugdha Godse), warns him against the weirdness, but Parag laughs it off, saying that such things (he even uses Parag's underwear and towel occasionally) are normal with bachelors.

But it's not so simple: one evening, Parag picks up his roommate from a pub and the cops get after them. His friend opens fire on the cops and is critically wounded by the police, and drugs worth over a crore are found in the vehicle.

The world goes upside down for Parag: he is remanded in police custody; a greedy lawyer sucks money from his mother (Navni Parihar) and girlfriend like a leech drawing blood; and once incarcerated, he gets to stay in conditions and an environment that he never had imagined before. His roommate lapses into coma and soon dies — and with him, seemingly, Parag's acquittal on a serious drugs charge seems a remote possibility, especially as many bail applications are rejected.

The long battle begins and soon, Parag is broken, shattered, a programmed automaton who suddenly gets into frenzies and vicious temper bouts. The inmates in jail all have one common thread: hope, irrespective or whether rich or poor, innocent or guilty, law-abiding or lawless and sentenced or awaiting trial. And Parag will never be the same again, but life-term convict Nawab (Manoj Bajpayee) would want him to be the same man when he goes out a free man and not get embittered or even lured by in-jail mafia that operate along with corrupt cops, represented by Karim (Aarya Babbar) and his clique.

Some people say that the scenes in jail and the atmosphere created by Madhur Bhandarkar is very claustrophobic but that's how it should be ! There was no scope of music in this kind of movie but the songs are very intelligently woven in the film, My fav are Data sun le & Milke youn laga. As a whole it is a must watch film !

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