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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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Habib Faisal

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Habib Faisal (story), Sanjay Sharma (story) | 2 more credits »
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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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The concept of the movie is based on 'Tihar Idols'. In 2012, a singing and dancing competition, 'Tihar Idols', was launched for Tihar Central Jail inmates, and now, it has been turned into a reality show, set to make its TV debut next month. Shot over a period of three-four years, the competition not only gave the inmates a platform to showcase their talent, but also a career option. See more »

Soundtracks

I am India (Escape)
Sung by Amit Trivedi & Yashita Sharma
Written by Habib Faisal
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26 August 2017 | by street_221See all my reviews

The film revolves arounds the life of undertrials in Indian jails. Fresh for Indian movies and something that producers like Aditya Chopra would not do otherwise. Habib Faisal is back with another bunch of fresh actors, but this time they don't really look like fresh actors. Power packed performances by all seven of them but Anya Sigh stands out of all. Brilliant tight screenplay. Music could have been much better considering it as a musical film but it wont upset you. Somewhere romance in the story seems lacking and the transition of Sanju (Aadar Jain) from being a pessimist to an optimistic guy is all of sudden. Too much of punjabi used in the film to keep it real but subtitles could have helped. Anyway overall this one is fresh out of the box. Low marketing might hit the film but its defiantly a must watch. Long way to go Anya.


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