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Mardaani (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 22 August 2014 (India)
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A story of Shivani Shivaji Roy, Crime Branch, who sets out to confront the mastermind behind a child trafficking mafia.


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Credited cast:
... Shivani Shivaji Roy
... Walt / Karan
Priyanka Sharma ... Pyaari
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Meenu Rastogi
Gautam Babbar ... Tandon
Probir Dutt ... Rok
... Vakeel / Lawyer
Kinjal Jain ... Runa
Rio Kapadia ... JT. C. P. Sinha
Avneet Kaur ... Meera
Peter Manuel ... Mboso
Peter Muxka Manuel ... Mboso
... Alka
Digvijay Rohildas ... Jafar
... Dr. Shivaji Roy


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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Rani Mukerji who plays the role of a crime branch officer in the film met Mumbai Police Crime Branch chief as part of research for her role. See more »


References Bunty Aur Babli (2005) See more »

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Mardaani - Rani pulls it perfectly
22 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Bollywood has always space to celebrate womanhood through their films. Mardaani is on that league. After watching the trailer recently I decided to watch this movie which deals the serious subject of sex trafficking in India. Based on some true events the story opens up with Rani as a brave lady officer who is bold and mannish. The dialogue was witty to portray a daring officer when she deals with a goon who messes with her. The way she asks them "anyone else wants to learn law" was fantastic. The story gets serious when Rani tangles herself into the case of a missing girl "Pyarri" who is known to her. Then she traces and reaches Walt the kingpin of the child sex trafficking and challenges him that she will save the girls within thirty days. The rest of the story travels with some raw reality about human trafficking and drug deals from Mumbai to Delhi to expose some hard truth about India. Whether Shivani Shivaji Roy was able to succeed her mission of saving the girls before they lose their innocence in prostitution is the rest of the plot featuring some investigations, chase etc., makes us stay engaged throughout the movie. As for as the performances the lead starting Rani Mukerji is promising as Shivani Shivaji Roy senior inspector of police crime branch Mumbai. May it be a blind girl in "Black" or an adulterous wife in "KANK" or a daring journalist in "No one killed Jessica" or the bubbly thief in "B&B" she has always justified her role. Yet again she proves again her versatility. Then comes Tahir Bhasin as Walt the antagonist succeeds in creating a feel of hatred towards him. Technically brilliant camera works and BGM helped the movie greatly. #Mardaani is a worth watch gripping tale but lags something to join the wagon of other woman hood films like "English Vinglish" "Kahaani" "Queen" "Fashion" "The Dirty Picture". Eagerly waiting to watch the next film on this league PC's avatar as "MaryKom". -Reviewed by Sivakumar Balachandran

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