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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
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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 genius attempt!!
22 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

The cover page may show how the country is honored and reputed with her inordinately enriched culture, but beneath the radiant covers lie some of the darkest stories listening to which one might flinch with disgust and pain. Pradeep Sarkar and his team made a masterful attempt to narrate one of them, Child trafficking.

After Pradeep Sarkar's dual debacles(Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Lafangey Parindey), with "Mardaani" he manages to strike the bull's-eye this time. With a crisp, fast-paced and to-the-point screenplay, the movie keeps you glued for the entire two hours. Though dramatic and filled with intense emotions, the sequences of the film are quite within the realistic domain(the climax however may seem another typical- Bollywood-hero-villain-clash).

In terms of characterization, Shivani Shivaji Roy (Rani Mukherji) the daring protagonist is an elegant amalgamation of Mother India and Bajirao Singham. She breaks every barrier for the girl(who she thinks of her as her daughter), she fights everyone gallantly(but staying within the realms of human power)...Rani Mukherji totally justified the role. Karan Rastogi alias Walt (Tahir Raj Bhasin) also manages to tingle the nerves with his villainous performance. Pyari(Priyanka Sharma), the abducted street girl, also makes her presence felt with her obtrusive performance.

I salute and applaud the team's effort to raise awareness of such a gruesome issue which preys over 40,000 innocent children of the country every year.


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