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‘Madaari’ is the story of a common man who sets out to avenge the death of his son caused by rampant corruption in the government. Losing the only family he had brings him to kidnap the home minister’s son and bring those responsible to justice.

Also Known As: Кукловод, Puppeteer, Madaari

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  • zakharov-demian-arturovich
    zakharov demian arturovich

    It is another great movie by Irrfan khan. It is social thriller film directed by Nishikant Kamat. Another meaningful movie of this year,it is head on impact on our corrupt system of country .its a real story which tells us that what is going on in our country. A 10 year old child, Rohan, is kidnapped from his hostel. Rohan is the only son of the Home Minister. The army and the CBI storm into action. CBI officer Nachiket Verma (Jimmy Shergill) heads the case and gets restrain order from all the other security agencies to make sure that the kidnappers don’t panic and kill Rohan. I personally liked the most about this movie is that it has pointed out the fact that what might happen in real-life and what we pay to see in reel-life if any commoner takes such a bold step .Initially the case is thought of mistaken identity wherein the kidnapper might have tried to kidnap the friend of Rohan, Cheeku who was also drugged while kidnapping. I liked concept ,direction music of the film……every one must watch the movie.

  • camila-brito-leite
    camila brito leite

    after a long time watched such a fantastic movie… as usual irfan khan did the best.script and direction was awesome.mainly that part when the scenes get played again.that gives a new life to the movie.at some places as i founds the acting of some of the actors like tushar dalvi and could be better. visesh bansal the child did his best. finally… for script and story i would like to give 10 out of 10. for irfan’s acting 10 out of 10. for jimmy’s acting 9 out of 10. for direction it is 9 out of 10. for blackmailing the viewers emotionally it is 9 out of 10 for other things 8 out of 10. so overall it is 9 out of 10. thank you…

  • thekla-koch-ii
    thekla koch ii

    Irrfan Khan… When you see his name in movies, you are to be entertained. This movie is all about his revenge to his missing dead son on the Home minister’s son. His role takes up almost entire movie. Not similar to the flick ‘A Wednesday’ but is of same flavor. A powerless common Indian man fighting the law against the government. 2.2 Hrs of movie seemed longer because of almost-solo-performance of Irrfan Khan. Not to forget Vishesh Bansal the child actor did great. Overall 8 for lengthier movie and not having parallel stories but a fantastic story with no usual Bollywood stupidity. Surely a great watch!

  • sig-ariel-palumbo
    sig ariel palumbo

    I like Irrfan Khan’s movies in general and I was looking forward to Madaari. Unfortunately it did not get much of a run at the box office.I watched this film today on You Tube thanks to whoever uploaded it. The plot is unusual, very real yet quite a bit exaggerated and one can not imaging this scenario playing out in real life as depicted in the movie. Nevertheless it is extremely watchable.Irrfan, Jimmy Shergill and Vishal the little boy, do a superb job. The sets, the cinematography, everything was very good. Yet that little bit of zing was missing, though I cant quite put my finger on exactly what that is.All in all, Madaari is very watchable, a story that ordinary folk can relate to and one that politicians and bureaucrats will undoubtedly hate 🙂

  • sr-davi-lucas-melo
    sr davi lucas melo

    “People don’t expect rulers to have commoners fate”.A common man who lost his son in an accident that was the result of negligence and corruption, hits back at the system, by kidnapping the Home Minister’s son to pressurize them into finding who was accountable for the accident and get him punished. The Minister, tries to manage his public image and political ties, while also trying to ensure that he finds his son.On this basic premise, the film revolves around the hunt for the kidnapper and the kid. It also shows the relationship that develops between the kidnapper and the kid. Irrfan Khan as the kidnapper and Jimmy Shergill as the investigator deliver a powerhouse performance with great support from the child actor Vishesh Bansal (though he sometimes sounds a little too mature for his age).The story line is pretty straightforward, without much being left to anticipation. The psychological battle between the kidnapper and the investigator is what keeps the audience engaged, but by no means is it a action packed, fast paced thriller. The story moves ahead at a gentle pace, focusing more on the feelings of the characters, than on the action. The climax though very powerfully written, leaves too much to be said in too little a space, thus missing out a bit in creating the desired impact. The music is well placed and adds to the storytelling.

  • srta-isabelly-barbosa
    srta isabelly barbosa

    I think its a Must watch for any movie lover who loves watching Anil Kapoor’s Nayak kind of movies Irfan is brilliant as always but only negative thing i notice is this cud have been far better with more realistic direction and should be 10 minutes less than what it is everything else is brilliant

  • gushchin-rodion-gertrudovich
    gushchin rodion gertrudovich

    Well Acting Irrfan..Maanna Padega Bhai..Irrfan character in every movie watchable whether it is Comedy , Emotional , Gangster etc.., Indian Public is Masoom when they will rise and reply to these corrupt politicians..No one going to survive in our system..They killed our childrens , fathers , mothers etc..,

  • ala-shvelize
    ala shvelize

    What an amazing movie. I love it. Acting A+, story A+. Hats off to Irrfan Khan, He played the character so well, really touching..makes you feel for him. I didn’t want it to end.

  • reda-pocius
    reda pocius

    Acting by Irfan khan is award winning, even Jimmy shergill have nice role.. must watch movie

  • sandra-mitchell
    sandra mitchell

    Real picture of few govt. Officials n corruption in d system.Spic n crisp script.

  • patrick-randolph
    patrick randolph

    When all ministers in one room then was thinking that Irfan Khan murder all the minister but he teach them that how to survive a common man

  • ruby-rose
    ruby rose

    It was hard touching. Very nice movie and I love irfan khan so much.

  • samuel-losada-estevez
    samuel losada estevez

    Madaari revolves around a suffering of a common man and the Indian system and how that common man really become a pain in the ass. Nonchalantly he portraits the role and make us believe whatever we are watching. It’s a must watch.

  • teresa-amorim
    teresa amorim

    Watched it after 2 years for the second the and cried again. This is one of the finest movies in the history of Bollywood.

  • joseph-kim
    joseph kim

    I like Nishikant Kamat storytelling style and I liked his other films. His other films like “Force ” was a good film and “Drishyam” was a very good film. But after these two good film he delivered a underperformed poor film which is “Rocky Handsome”. But “Madari” sure surpassed his previous two ventures “Force” and “Rocky Handsome”. I want to say this type of story is very fair choice and very rare for Bollywood cinema. Actor like Irrfan Khan is always good to watch in the big screen and I enjoy his acting. I felt sometimes that his overconfidence may be harmful for the roll but after complete the whole movie I want to say he is the perfect choice. Low budget movie, story dependent plot, no superstar cast… that all created very good environment for Irrfan and Nishikant also. This is a very enjoyable movie for low expectation holder audiences.I already said that I like Nishikant Kamat’s storytelling style and I like his movie’s fast paced tone. But this movie may be had some shortage of pace and have some continuity problem. The director and Irrfan has done good job but screenplay has some basic problems like believable incidents and the consequences of one subplot after one. These two cause a huge problem which may be turned this movie into a commercial failure. Otherwise if you want to watch a good thriller and want to enjoy good acting, this movie will be the most fair choice for you.After all this is a revenge story but remember this is not a typical one. This story is about Nirmal Kumar (Which is played by Irrfan) and how he takes his revenge against the social system and mainly against the politics. Actually Dirty and Corrupted politics will be appropriate term. You are may be thinking that it is not fresh and you already watch dozens of this type of movie but remember this is not typical routine movie. The story is true and there are lots of twists and suspense. Sometimes I was get confused that, “Really ….This was happened in real????. Some incidents really hard to believe and the editing and screenplay failed to convince you at those points. Performance wise Irrfan was good, Jimmy Shergil was also good. Direction of Nishikant Kamat was above average, screenplay and editing was also above average and other technical aspects are above average.

  • margar-minasbekyan
    margar minasbekyan

    I like the way Irrfan Khan acts, so meaningful and powerful messages in his movie, really a great actor and inspiration.Great message for the public against governments who involved in doing corruptions on daily basis and in return we are just listening what they want us to, we are listening the count of loss 30, 40 and then 50 and increasing. Nation should stand against them, “Say No to Corruption” is just a statement to have in mind that it should be, they want us to just keep it in mind not to act for it.I am from Pakistan, I love my country but not the rulers. They are all corrupt and doing the same as in the movie. Every night, a hope, that I will wake up in my corruption and crime free country.

  • benthe-de-jode-vastraedsd-van-der-steen
    benthe de jode vastraedsd van der steen

    This is such a powerful film, and not just a film, but a powerful statement. The plot of the film deals with a man who has lost the only thing in life that is dear to him.As a single parent, Nirmal Kumar(Irrfan Khan) life is fulfilled by caring for this little boy. All the spare time he has he spends with his son, playing with him and teaching him. On one occasion his son remarked about the whereabouts of his mother and he said that she left him for a career in the United States. However Nirmal’s life is shattered by an unforeseen calamity. I will not reveal more – you will have to see this brilliant film directed by an extraordinary director: Nishikant Kamat. I have already seen his previous films: Force(2011), Drishyam(2015) and Rocky Handsome(2016). I have also seen him act in the film 404(2011). I have mentioned again and again how impressed I am with Irrfan Khan’s steady rise in Bollywood. He is becoming the undisputed people’s champion with films like these. I enjoyed his performance in Billu Barber(2009) and again in The Lunchbox(2013). In this film he is at the pinnacle of his acting prowess. He has managed to make tears fall from my eyes at many points in this film. This is a powerful psychological drama and very relevant in today’s world. The effect new digital technology is making in spreading information quickly around the world is shown in this film. Smartphones are by the billion in India, and then we have the newer iPads. So technology wise, a lot has changed in India. The age-old problem of government corruption in India is re-emphasized. Before I forget, I would like to mention the superb music in the film by the veteran music director Pritam. He has directed music in such hits like Dhoom(2004), Gangster(2006), Jab We Met(2007), Race(2008) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan(2015).More film recommendations: Aakhree Raasta(1986), Hatya(1988), Dayavan (1988), Prahaar: The Final Attack(1991), Indian(1996), Yeshwant(1997).Very special mention Kireedam(1989). This blockbuster film was remade in Hindi as Gardish(1993) directed by Priyadarshan. Kireedam has a sequel film Chenkol(1993) which was never dubbed or remade in Hindi.

  • mane-azhterkhanyan
    mane azhterkhanyan

    Madaari, a Social-Thriller film by Nishikant Kamath, is one more attempt by a filmmaker to take head-on with the corrupt systems existing in our country. It is very much inevitable to draw parrallels with Neeraj Pandey’s 2008 film ‘A Wednesday’. A Wednesday was an engaging thriller with an unimaginable and unpredictable dramatic twist, which was set on the premise of terrorism. The underlying concept of Madaari is also the same, i.e. when a common man decides to raise his voice against the powerful, it does make a difference. I would admit that Madaari might lack the action-packed thrilling sequences as that of Wednesday, but Madaari has its own strengths and it also very successfully conveys the message. Although as a viewer, I did feel disillusioned. Not because the film is not good, but because, the subject of the film is so relevant. We are aware of these shortcomings of our society, system, government, hardly doing anything to change the system, still unable to bring any changes. But at least an effort to convey a pertinent point through such films generate hopes of changes in the outlook towards world and also making world a better place to live.Madaari begins with Irrfan’s voice-over, which in fact is the essence of the whole film. Soon after the voice-over, we see the back profile of Irrfan Khan with a child at a railway station. Simultaneously various news flashes in regard to the various contemporary incidents happening in various corners of the country, right from the collapse of a bridge to increase in the vegetable prices to farmers’ suicides, inflation, unemployment, water crisis etc. The frames move to the breaking news of kidnapping of Home Minister Prashant Goswami’s (Tushar Dalvi) son Rohan Goswami (Vishesh Bansal). Then we get to see bearded Irrfan Khan in a moving train. Frames move to the flashback of how Irrfan manages to kidnap Rohan from a school hostel in Dehradoon. In Delhi, Rohan’s parents Prashant and Jaya are worried due to Rohan’s kidnapping. Prashant and the Chief Minister Nimbadkar deputes Nachiket Varma (Jimi Shergill), a cop, to find out the what, why and how of Rohan’s kidnapping and also to rescue him. The biggest challenge before Nachiket is that the face / whereabouts of the kidnapper are unknown. Meanwhile Irrfan continues his journey along with Rohan in different hideouts with different makeovers. Slowly a bond develops between Rohan and Irrfan. Irrfan’s story slowly unveils through various scenes. The film does evoke strong emotions. Irrfan, who is a distraught father, describes himself as an ideal voter, who is just busy bringing up his son as a single parent. His whole world is his 7-year old son Apoorva. What happens to him, when his whole world itself crashes and he loses the very meaning of life ? How the story develops further? How Irrfan handles the high profile kidnapping? How does Nachiket gather various clues, and interconnects various leads ? Is Nachiket able to crack the kidnapping case and rescue Rohan? How does Irrfan save himself from the world’s eyes? How and when does his identity from a Anam Kumar (a person who does not have any name) to Nirmal Kumar is revealed ? What was Nirmal’s motive behind Rohan’s kidnap ? How the movie ends? Who wins in this hide and seek game? I could not stop myself from comparing this film with A Wednesday. Certain commonalities between both the films: The very underlying concept of the common man rising against the system. The technical set up preparations done by Irrfan Khan gives the same feel as that of Naseeruddin Shah’s set up in Wednesday. Jimmy as an actor is another common factor in both the films.Music is also good and lyrics are thought-provoking. The song Masoom Sa is very nice.Certain dialogues are very much thought provoking. Pros and cons of social media are also shown, how people’s perception changes in minutes under the influence of social media. The dialogues in regard to the rivalry of ruling party – opposition party fights being just political gimmicks, and either parties having win-win scenario whether they have the chair with them or not. My only concern with the screenplay is that it is a very much predictable film and could it have ended in a different manner? Madaari is a thought-provoking film, and it does evoke strong emotions. Irrfan is brilliant as a distraught father who dares to fight the system. On one side, the film hits the bull-eye by exposing the powerful, on the other hand, it also conveys an underlying fact that we are responsible for the mess we are in. Madaari prompts us to enhance our power of discretion and be change agents.

  • oliver-rosalia-ceballos
    oliver rosalia ceballos

    Nishikant tried to showcase the anger of common man against system and corruption similar Neeraj Pandey did in A Wednesday. Script was simply brilliant however climax need more thriller and more drama. Dialogues were really awesome and have punch. Nishikant has beautifully captured Father-son bonding in flashback. Impeccable performance from Irrfan with full emotions, grief,broken heart. Jimmy was terrific in the role of canny cop. Vishesh was good in role of kidnapped boy. Tushar was looking great in helpless father role as well as powerful home minister role. Nitesh role will remind you Deepal Shaw role in A Wednesday.There was not much scope for Music.

  • don-bruce
    don bruce

    Directed by Nishikant Kamat, Madaari is a must-watch socio-thriller film of 2016. The story begins with a breaking news of the kidnapping of Home Minister’s son. No Indian thriller completes without having a cop as important character in the story. There comes a clean CBI officer Nachiket Verma (played by Jimmy Shergill) in the picture, who is given responsibility for ensuring the safety of minister’s son throughout the case and hunting down the kidnapper Nirmal (played by Irrfan Khan). As the story proceeds, CBI’s role loses dominance in the story as the kidnapper himself takes care of minister’s son and solves the entire case to get caught (or let’s say…surrender). Sounds stupid, isn’t it? Well, that’s just about one side of the coin. The other side is about kidnapper Nirmal, a common man, who has lost his son in a bridge collapse caused by negligence and high-level corruption by authorities. Nirmal’s intentions and demands out of the kidnapping remain secret until he reveals his painful story to minister’s son who later sympathizes with Nirmal. Madaari is a priceless depiction of love, separation, revenge, and most importantly, India’s hypocrite politics. The movie lacks action, and the first half feels somewhat dull. However, Nishikant Kamat’s superb direction and Irrfan Khan’s phenomenal acting has proved it (once again) that this masterpiece couldn’t be any better.

  • miriam-battaglia
    miriam battaglia

    Madaari, a Social-Thriller film by Nishikant Kamath, is one more attempt by a filmmaker to take head-on with the corrupt systems existing in our country. It is very much inevitable to draw parrallels with Neeraj Pandey’s 2008 film ‘A Wednesday’. A Wednesday was an engaging thriller with an unimaginable and unpredictable dramatic twist, which was set on the premise of terrorism. The underlying concept of Madaari is also the same, i.e. when a common man decides to raise his voice against the powerful, it does make a difference. I would admit that Madaari might lack the action-packed thrilling sequences as that of Wednesday, but Madaari has its own strengths and it also very successfully conveys the message. Although as a viewer, I did feel disillusioned. Not because the film is not good, but because, the subject of the film is so relevant. We are aware of these shortcomings of our society, system, government, hardly doing anything to change the system, still unable to bring any changes. But at least an effort to convey a pertinent point through such films generate hopes of changes in the outlook towards world and also making world a better place to live.

  • dorothy-potts
    dorothy potts

    It’s a gem of a movie, largely carried on by Irrfan Khan and an expressive chunk of kid (Vishesh Bansal) & grit of Jimmy Shergill (he is wasted though). The depiction of Father-Son relation is directed beautifully …u can actually fall for them In here Irrfan doesn’t try to be the one man army fighting against the system unlike almost all vigilante justice movie, instead he lets the situation, grief and purpose drive the movie with his exceptional acting (among the best v have seen) especially the post- accident hospital sequence is gut wrenching. The dialogues carry punch and tears apart our psyche.Nishikant Kamath’s best direction after Mumbai Meri Jaan, though the movie falls short at some instances but they are well overlapped by Irrfan Khan’s brilliance If you loved A Wednesday u will admire MadaariP.S: it is a shame that such movie will hardly gather 10% of what BRAINLESS movies earn this days… no doubt we are living in denial !!!

  • brian-de-pinheiro
    brian de pinheiro

    Bollywood is a big industry and it is growing reaching Hollywood. People like Irrfan Khan in Bollywood are the real actors. Bollywood is reaching to Hollywood because of the actors like Him.There are some actors who are well known by all over the world, I don’t want to show their names, everybody know them, those actors who are just curious about their image, curious about typical “Gunda” and many type of movies, but the real Heroes are these people like Irrfan, who just focus on real public issues.Director Nishikant Kamat is day by day progressing, and I congrats him for making this movie. The Music was less its OK, I am talking about slow Music that instantly touches the heart.Please Watch these kind of movies, and don’t forget to tell people about this movie. and Irrfan Hats off to you sir.

  • boros-kovacs-aron
    boros kovacs aron

    Madari is a realistic movie which shows what’s going on in the current society. I don’t know why critics are reviewing this movie based on visuals, commercial elements or weekend collections. Corruption became part of the life in India. I hope people will realize what we are losing exactly by not taking this as a serious issue. Forget about outside enemies or extremists – We have to act fast to keep our country safe from this dangerous enemy within. Wake up and fight this gangrene. It’s now or never…As usual Irfan portrays common-man character with ease. Kid Vishesh and Tushar also performed well.My rating is 9/10. Go and watch it!

  • tage-rasmussen
    tage rasmussen

    Another meaningful movie of this year. Yet another time Irfan khan has proved his acting prowess. This is a story of a common man who stands against the corrupt system to search answers; answers which are harsh and even if we know them nothing will change. But knowing them are very much necessary for us. The story telling of the movie is good and I would say that would go to the brand of Nishikant Kamat. But what I personally liked the most about this movie is that it has pointed out the fact that what might happen in real-life and what we pay to see in reel-life if any commoner takes such a bold step. This movie emphasizes the fact that GOVERNMENT IS NOT CORRUPT, BUT THE GOVERNMENT IS FORMED TO DO CORRUPTION. People may change,leaders may change political colors may change but corruption survives and we the common people let it survive by paying with our lives in the end.