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Qaidi Band (2017)

A riveting tale of undertrials who are brought together to form a band in jail for a social event. As their popularity grows through social media, they use their music to protest against jail authorities & the Indian judicial system. Eventually, when all hope fades, music becomes their only hope but will it set them free?

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Habib Faisal

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Habib Faisal (story), Sanjay Sharma (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aadar Jain ... Sanjay Khanna
Anya Singh Anya Singh ... Bindiya Chadha
Mikhail Yawalkar Mikhail Yawalkar ... Rufi Ahmed
Anna Ador ... Tatyana
Cyndy Khojol Cyndy Khojol ... Sange
Sange Sange ... Cyndy Khojol
Peter Muxka Manuel Peter Muxka Manuel ... Ogu
Prince Parvinder Singh Prince Parvinder Singh ... Maskeen Singh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kanishka Aggarwal ... Shyamali
Jitin Gulati ... Vallabh
Ram Kapoor ... Naveen Vachani
Lin Laishram Lin Laishram
Chirag Patil Chirag Patil ... Mohsin Khan
Sachin ... Dhulia (as Sachin Pilgaonkar)
Deepak Simwal Deepak Simwal ... Under Trial
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A riveting tale of undertrials who are brought together to form a band in jail for a social event. As their popularity grows through social media, they use their music to protest against jail authorities & the Indian judicial system. Eventually, when all hope fades, music becomes their only hope but will it set them free?

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Music Will Set Them Free

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Drama | Music

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Country:

India

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Habib Faisal's Untitled YRF Project See more »

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Yash Raj Films See more »
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Trivia

This is the second YRF production to launch a new lead pair, the first being Ishaqzaade (2012). Coincidentally, both movies are written-directed by Habib Faisal & produced by Aditya Chopra. See more »

Soundtracks

I am India (Escape)
Sung by Amit Trivedi & Yashita Sharma
Written by Habib Faisal
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Capsule Review: Qaidi Band
15 November 2017 | by TejasNairSee all my reviews

The plot of Qaidi Band is far-fetched as it is, and director Habib Faisal takes it a few notches more into nonsensical grounds as he gets overwhelmed by the amateur performance of his cast masqueraded as over-performance. A group of under-trials is leading a life of misery in a central prison, where out of the blues, the warden one day decides to form a music band to appease the politicians. If you have already watched the rich man's version of this film, Lucknow Central (2017), you know what's cooking. A band is soon formed and unsuspecting pseudo criminals suddenly turn into talented musicians. While the first half is bearable, the second half floods the lid off this over- exaggerated and illogical drama. Qaidi Band, as a film, is too far off from reality, almost to a point where you can push it into the genre of fantasy. Lead actors Aadar Jain and Anya Singh don't have feathers to fly, that's all. With enough pressure from whoever introduced them to the Tinseltown, supported by a weak direction, both of them stumble over their own inexperience. Director Faisal is known for his risky casting and explosive plots, but Qaidi Band is just a damp squib with nothing realistic to offer. At the end, you would wonder, is this a social commentary on the plight of under-trials in the country or a film about a rock band? (Neither.) TN.


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