A meaningful and intent-driven film that has a potential to change mindsets
Of all the things we liked about the movie, the first is that its honest and unsparing, it says what it wants to say.
A hope and attempt to change mindsets, this one is a must watch for its intent.
Watch it If you like -
Intent deserves an applause, Performances are great, Very straight-forward script
But Beware of -
Stretched and thus unexpressive in parts
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Anubhav Sinha, the writer-director chose straight-talking as his approach for the script.
He makes a point, proves it, makes us realize it.
The point being our mindset, and it takes a brilliant film maker like him to establish his view in just a still in the end of the film, a still that speaks a million words, a scene that provides the gist of the movie, a still that is the essence of the movie.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
A sensitive issue we all know, actually we all create, of labelling crime with religion, Mulk is about the people and not the country.
Categorization and division resides in our minds, and the writing of the film explains that by asking a simple question, hum aur woh, us and them, who decides this difference?
And these things are not something we don’t know, but then again each of us need a mirror now and then, right!
Could have been tauter, but the sharply-defined and hard-hitting dialogues make up for that. Benaras as the backdrop is befitting, editing could have been better, some flaws here and there but the intent is impressive, and the impact is strong.
And the performances make the impact even stronger.
Rishi Kapoor, the veteran actor is just effortlessly spontaneous. Rishi ji is so much into the character that for a moment there we almost forgot we are watching Rishi Kapoor.
Taapsee Pannu, a very well-balanced act by the actress. Even in her strong debate scenes, she maintained calm and composed approach which really will catch one’s attention.
Ashutosh Rana is too good, he makes sure to deliver every dialogue and every role in a way that leaves immense impact. Manoj Pahwa, it was quite different to see the actor in an intense role and not his usual fun-mode-on avatar, and the actor left us equally impressed.
Neena Gupta and Rajat Kapoor in short roles and convincing acts. Prateik Babbar and Indraneil Sengupta were good too.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
Songs are average, anyhow there was no scope for them in the movie. The background score is intense and apt.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
Mulk is all about realization, the sooner the better. Mulk tells you there is no us and them, it’s just us. The film might have a preachy tone but has a relevant intent too. Do watch it!