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The Brawler (2017)

Mukkabaaz (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Sport | 12 January 2018 (USA)
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A boxer struggles to make his mark in the boxing world.

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Anurag Kashyap

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Anudeep Singh (story), Anurag Kashyap | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Vineet Kumar Singh ... Shravan
Jimmy Sheirgill ... Bhagwandas Mishra
Zoya Hussain ... Sunaina
Ravi Kishan ... Sanjay Kumar
Rajesh Tailang ... Vijay Singh
Shreedhar Dubey Shreedhar Dubey ... Gopal Tiwari
Sadhana Singh ... Meera
Shakti Kumar Shakti Kumar ... Bhatia
Chittaranjan Tripathy Chittaranjan Tripathy ... Krishna Kant Yadav
Sukhesh Mishra Sukhesh Mishra ... Gopal Das
Shikha Chauhan Shikha Chauhan ... Guddi
Abhay Joshi Abhay Joshi ... Inspector
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Special Appearance - Mushkil Hai Apna Meil Priye song
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A boxer (Shravan) belonging to upper cast, trains at a gym controlled by a local Don (Bhagwan Das Mishra). Shravan falls for Mishra's niece (Sunaina). The Don does not approve of this match because of previous scuffle between Bhagwan and Shravan. Shravan strives to win Sunaina's hand in marriage and becomes a successful boxer while trying to avoid retaliation from the Don. Written by iakhtar33380

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brawler See more »

Filming Locations:

Bareilly, India See more »

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Gross USA:

$75,929, 25 January 2018
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Kashyap sent his second unit director Saqib Pandor), to record boxing tournaments on camera and the state tournament shown in the film is recreation of actual tournaments they had recorded on camera. They witnessed a boxing tournament happening under the tent and without an audience because their own space was occupied by something else and other boxers who sit and watch them. He also realized that after attending an actual boxing tournament in north India that there was no audience apart from people in power who decide which boxer should represent the state, and who will not. Kashyap then told Singh to train himself and he started training in Mumbai. Kashyap told him not to do the "filmi training" but to become a hardcore boxer. There are no boxing choreographers, action directors in the film. Singh was trained for a year to play the boxer's role by a coach, Anudeep Singh, who was coaching people for free and runs a garage for money. He told Kashyap that he wanted to be a boxer but he could not play. These stories were also used for the research of the film. Singh did not disclose that he was preparing for a role in film to his coach See more »

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Featured in The Film Review: Episode dated 12 January 2018 (2018) See more »

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Bahut Hua Samman
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lyrics by Hussain Haidry
music by Rachita Arora
performed by Swaroop Khan
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Method Acting and the presentation.
14 January 2018 | by kunder-akshay3See all my reviews

Vineet Kumar Singh. This name is going to stay forever with you after you done watching Mukkabaaz. With small screen time roles in Anurag Kashyap's Wasseypur Series,Ugly and short film Murabba(part of Bombay Talkies) and Mahesh Manjrekar's Lalbaug Parel, he is not new to the cinema world.

But for the first time he gets to play the lead and he does it with an impeccable performance and what we call Method Acting. With almost 3 years of training , we can see it easily in the movie that he has not only performed but lived it. Very well supported by Jimmy Shergill and Ravi Kishen.Zoya as Vineet's love life does full justice to the role in her debut.

Coming to the direction part , we don't have the chance to find any flaws as the pace even little slow is kept very interesting and moving with a mixture of both commercial and art feel.Editing needs a special mention here.

All in all its a well made movie.


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