A story of Shivani Shivaji Roy, Crime Branch, who sets out to confront the mastermind behind a child trafficking mafia.


Pradeep Sarkar
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Credited cast:
Rani Mukerji ... Shivani Shivaji Roy
Tahir Raj Bhasin ... Walt / Karan
Priyanka Sharma Priyanka Sharma ... Pyaari
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Habib Al Aidroos Habib Al Aidroos ... Bob ( the drugs supplier)
Mona Ambegaonkar ... Meenu Rastogi
Gautam Babbar ... Tandon
Vishwa Bhanu Vishwa Bhanu ... Kidnapper
Probir Dutt Probir Dutt ... Rok
Anil George ... Vakeel / Lawyer
Kinjal Jain Kinjal Jain ... Runa
Rio Kapadia ... JT. C. P. Sinha
Avneet Kaur Avneet Kaur ... Meera
Faiz Khan
Vikrant Koul ... Inspector Mathur
Peter Manuel Peter Manuel ... Mboso


India is the world's hub for child sex trafficking - Nearly 40,000 children are abducted every year - Every 8 minutes a girl child goes missing in India. Mardaani, is a story of Shivani Shivaji Roy, Crime Branch, who sets out to confront the mastermind behind a child trafficking mafia. Written by Official source

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A Crisp, Intense Crime-Drama!
27 August 2014 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

'Mardaani' Directed by the talented Pradeep Sarkar, is A Crisp, Intense Crime-Drama, that is Well-Written, Superbly Directed & Brilliantly Acted. The film comes as a pleasant surprise & ranks among the better films of 2014, yet.

'Mardaani' Synopsis: A cop's search for a missing teenage girl leads her to the depraved world of child trafficking. What follows is a cat-and-mouse game between the fearless cop and a ruthless mafia kingpin.

'Mardaani' has a power-packed first-hour, with each sequence leaving an impact. The cat-and-mouse game between the fearless cop & the ruthless mafia kingpin is grasping, although the second-hour slows down a bit. What makes 'Mardaani' work prominently, is its raw approach & the brisk pacing, which keeps its spectator glued to the screen.

Gopi Puthran's Screenplay is fabulous. Its gritty, intense & fast. However, the climatic moments aren't too effective. Pradeep Sarkar's Direction is simply superb. He's in command this time around. Cinematography is top-class. Editing is balanced. Action-Sequences are raw.

Performance-Wise: Rani Mukherji is in terrific form. She enacts the cop with rage & intensity. She leads the film with a yet another stellar performance! Tahir Bhasin is tremendous as the chief villain. He handles his part with utmost conviction. Anil George is absolutely brilliant in a small, yet frightening role. Jisshu Sengupta is sincere. Others lend admirable support.

On the whole, 'Mardaani' packs a solid punch! Strongly Recommended!

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22 August 2014 (India) See more »

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