Director: Madhur Bhandarkar
Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mugdha Godse, Manoj Bajpai, Arya Babbar, Chetan Pandit
Similar to the earlier movies from Madhur Bhandarkar from Chandni Bar to Fashio, Jail is also a movie which is a food for your thoughts. This movie, indeed, takes the audience through a real prison as well as let him experience what exactly is the mindset of a prisoner.
To be short and crisp, Jail is a movie which reflects the true Madhur Bhandarkar.
Moving on to the lot, Parag Dixit, essayed by Neil Nitin Mukesh, enjoys his dream life with a food job and a beautiful, loving girlfriend, essayed by Mugdha Godse).. but his happiness come to a halt after he finds himself behind the bars, which leaves him totally confused. His only comfort comes from his co-prisoner Manoj Bajpai, who feels that Neil is innocent. But then Neil finds himself in a position where he has two options – either to spend his entire life in jail or keep his optimism for freedom from jail.
Madhur has characterized each of the character so beautifully, that we get involved in the movie from the beginning itself.
Each and every second of the movie makes the audience aware of what exactly happens in a legal process. But there is a point when people feel that the movie becomes slightly repetitive. But after that, Madhur shows you what all things the inmates of prisons need to undergo. The climax is touching and moves you.
The dialogues from Raghuvir Shekhawat go hand-in-hand with the script given by Madhur, Manoj Tyagi and Anuradha Tiwari. Despite the fact that this is a movie, where songs have no work, the three songs have been incorporate perfectly. Cinematography is excellent, with Nitin Chandrakant Desai deserving special appreciation for the prison set.
Neil has rendered the best of his performances till now. Jail has also brought out the best of Manoj Bajpai, whereas Mugdha Godse has carried off her de-glamorous role excellently.
Arya Babbar and Chetan Pandit are simple superb, while Rahul Singh has given his best,
In short, Jail is a movie from one of the best storytellers of India and a must watch for this weekend, if you love realistic tales.