Producer: Aanand. L. Rai, Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena, Vikramaditya Motwane
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Cast: Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ravi Kishan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Cameo)
Music: Rachita Arora, Nucleya
Genre: Sports Drama
Mukkabaaz (2018) Story:
It is a story of Shravan (Vineet Kumar Singh) living in Bareilly, UP. Shravan is a boxer and comes from a lower caste. He loves Sunaina Mishra (Zoya Hussain), who is a mute girl, and niece of Bhagwan Das Mishra (Jimmy Sheirgill). Bhagwan Das is a local goon and a former boxer. He is against Shravan. He is a powerful authority in the boxing federation. So, He stops Shravan to take part in the district championship. He puts challenges in front of Shravan in the field of boxing. On the other side, Shravan takes boxing training under Sanjay Kumar (Ravi Kishan). He decides to win the boxing match against Bhagwan Das. It will be interesting to see that How Sharavn wins against Bhagwan Das.
Anurag Kashyap is known for his different kinds of movies. But Mukkabaaz is not a typical ‘Kashyap Style movie. He presents the movie in a commercial sense. The story is captivating. It is not just a typical sport-based movie. It tells about the caste system, which stops good players and their coaches to achieve in their sports career.
Anurag tells about some powerful people, who use the system to their ambitions. The movie perfectly depicts the caste system in the rural area.
The first half is gripping. It shows the engaging tale of a boxer’s struggle. Also, it becomes lightweight due to the romantic track.
The action scenes are gritty and neat. Dialogues are clap worthy and witty. The script provides different aspects of the sports movie.
Talking about performances, Vineet Kumar Singh as a lead hero looks convincing in his performance. His hard work looks visibly in his physique. He excels in emotional scenes. Zoya Hussain has done a mind-blowing job as a mute lover girl. Jimmy Sheirgill has done a good performance as a villain. You will get angry at his villainous tactics.
Ravi Kishan is decent as Shravan’s trainer. The rest of the cast contributes well to the movie.
The songs are interesting. The cinematography helps the narrative. The production design looks authentic.
The movie is too lengthy. The story drags unnecessarily. It scattered in places. Such scenes don’t have a flow. In the second half, the movie slows down. The climax is confusing as it wraps half-way.
The movie would have been better if the editing was in the right place. The movie loses its impact as songs play every few minutes. There are too many songs in the movie.
Is This Movie Worth to Watch?
Yes. Anurag has given the best movie with non-glamorous actors.