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Jail Review

Movie Name: Jail
Actors: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mugdha Godse, Manoj Bajpai, Arya Babbar, Chetan Pandit, Ghanshyam Garg, Rahul Singh, Sayali Bhagat
Director(s): Madhur Bhandarkar
Producer(s): Percept Picture Company, Bhandarkar Entertainment

Editor Review: Jail Movie Review
Jail is a must watch movie. It' s a beautifully crafted movie by a great filmmaker. But due to its serious theme Jail might lose its audience for the comedy caper Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Meanwhile the one who has an urge for realistic cinema must watch the film.
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Like all his previous realistic films, director Madhur Bhandarkar has one more time created the magic with Jail. In Jail, he has shown you the world which most of us are unaware. However the same thing might go against it. The film is serous, realistic and some times depressing. So people who like light and happy ending films might ignore the film. However, Madhur who created his own niche in the industry has convincingly depicted the life inside bars. For sure the director has got the courage to unveil reality with new topic each time. And for which he has got fan base too. One who loved Madhur' s previous attempts should also watch Jail.

Jail is a shocking reality and which is also a thought provoking. All the protagonists from Madhur' s films received great applaud for their performance. So in Jail too, all the main characters have performed brilliantly. Many filmmakers before depicted a prisoner‘s life with films like Teen Deewarein (2003), Ek Hasina Thi (2004), and Undertrial (2007). But, Madhur' s film is different.

Jail tells story of Parag Dixit (Neil Nitin Mukesh) whose life is nothing less than a dream. He has got a great job and a beautiful girlfriend. However his life becomes a hell when sequences lead him to Jail. He is innocent and helpless. The only person who believes that he is not guilty is a convict, Nawab (Manoj Bajpayee). Now, Parag is left with only two choices- one to accept the life of Jail and learn to live amongst the crowd of broken and shattered souls, while other to seek freedom any way.

Madhur, the great story teller keeps you involved in the film from the beginning. The prisoners, their stories and reasons for their crime look real. Madhur narrated the key character - Parag - with great sharpness. Besides the jail life, the film also focuses on the legal process, which is quite informative.

However on the low side, the film gets repetitive with prisoner' s behavioral pattern and the legal headings. But still after the interval movie sees many twists and turns and gives grip to the film. At the end, the climax simply moves you. No matter how he does, but Madhur has the talent to hit the chords of your heart.

Dialogues by Raghuvir Shekhawat are taken from real life. Cinematography by Kalpesh Bhandarkar is first rate. However screenplay by Madhur Bhandarkar, Manoj Tyagi and Anuradha Tiwari is very much involving. The serious theme of the film doesn' t really give you chance to include songs, but Madhur has beautifully involved the three songs.

Neil Nitin Mukesh has given his best performance till date. He has thoroughly conveyed the mental state and anguish of an innocent man who is falsely taken as a guilty. He will be definitely rated amongst best actors this year. After a long time, talented actor Manoj Bajpayee one more time has given a memorable performance. Mugdha Godse played her non glamorous role beautifully. Also performance by actors Aarya Babbar, Chetan Pandit and Rahul Singh are top notch. Actor who played Joe D' Souza is outstanding.

Conclusively, Jail is a must watch movie. It' s a beautifully crafted movie by a great filmmaker. But due to its serious theme Jail might lose its audience for the comedy caper Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Meanwhile the one who has an urge for realistic cinema must watch the film.

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Jail Reviews by Twitter Users:

Bobby Talks Cinema reviewed on 2009-11-07 at 06:22:30Z

JAIL - Movie Review : Too dark & predictable to be liked by all

Sprite reviewed on 2009-11-07 at 05:28:29Z

Jail got sidelined in the wake of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and opened to around 25-30% collections.

Bollywood Songs reviewed on 2009-11-07 at 04:09:11Z

Jail: It will appeal to those with an appetite for hard-hitting, realistic fares (rating: 3 stars).

Vahishta Mistry reviewed on 2009-11-07 at 03:28:12Z

Tarunmansukhani You should see Jail AND Ajab!

Aseel Salem reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 20:48:09Z

Last nite I watched " Jail" . It was good but not impressive like Madhur Bhandarkar' s previous films such as Fashion & Page 3.

Harshit Gupta reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 19:33:50Z

Watched Jail. Like all Madhur' s movies. Watch it if u like his movies.

ProKerala reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 18:44:51Z

' Ajab Prem Ki...' has edge over ' Jail' on first day...

Larry Gilbert reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 18:33:16Z

Just saw ' Jail' ...an amazing movie...Neil is such a great actor....looking forward to more such movies from Madhur...

Leo Mavely reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 18:23:48Z

watching JAIL..so far a FAIL...thank god its interval, viewers got a BAIL...pls send Madhur to Jail

vikram varde reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 17:39:29Z

Saw ' Jail' ....I am making a check list of whose films to avoid....till now Harman Baweja, Madhur B n Neil Nitin Mukesh r on it. Suggestions?

Rahul Menon reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 16:13:07Z

' JAIL' - 1 f da shittiest muvis ever! :( I' m plannin 2 kill Madhur Bhandarkar nd go 2 Jail Myself ;)

Sreenivas Kamath reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 15:06:27Z

JAIL is pretty goood....a typical Madhur Bandarkar movie... But definitely not among his best films.

Shanky Baba reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 13:35:04Z

One word review, Jail: fail

wogma reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 13:28:53Z

Must watch for sure. Bigger the screen better the impact.

wogma reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 13:27:53Z

Jail :makes you sense claustrophobia. Neil-Madhur bring harshness to life. Dark & grim it' s an autobiography of a jail & not any 1 character.

Vikram Ahuja reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 13:27:13Z

Jail made well, has Madhur' s stamp all over. But not in the league of Fashion.

Merinews.com reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 12:56:50Z

Jail is a shocking movie, which brings out the reality..

Arun Raveendran reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 12:28:17Z

Jail: Madhur Bhandarkar' s least cynical film. Heart in the right place. A melodramatic tear-jerker.

Viswajith V reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 12:21:39Z

' Jail' a gritty reality show (IANS Film Review; Rating:***1/2)

Mohd atif reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 11:57:46Z

Watched Jail Yesterday, Madhur Bhandarkar is Really shows reality. I am feeling like a have learned about indian Jails in Just 2 hours! HIT.

glamsham reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 11:03:46Z

Overall, JAIL is worth a watch. Neil Nitin Mukesh gives a powerhouse performance.

glamsham reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 11:03:46Z

Overall, JAIL is worth a watch. Neil Nitin Mukesh gives a powerhouse performance.

Cafe Bharat reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 11:00:52Z

REVIEW : JAIL: Film: JAILRating: 3/5

Cafe Bharat reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 11:00:52Z

REVIEW : JAIL: Film: JAILRating: 3/5

Amitava Sengupta reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 10:57:36Z

Weak first half, gripping second half !! over all Jail is worth watching (3/5).

sonali sharma reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 09:48:04Z

Guys ' Jail' is a must watch movie!! Dont miss it!! Another big hit of Madhurji! and congrats Neil i give it 4 out of 5 :)

Deepa Gahlot reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 09:11:10Z

Both Jail and Ajab Prem.. have ghisa-pita plots and treatment.

Udita Jhunjhunwala reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 08:46:56Z

Has finished reviewing Jail and Ajab Ghazab - nothing ghazab about either.

natasha reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 08:21:44Z

If ur confused, watch Jail and not Ajab Prem Ki.. which i hear is very boring.

natasha reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 08:20:52Z

I liked the movie Jail. Depressing of course, but a gripping watch.

Paarul Vats reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 07:44:53Z

Saw Jail- Actors are good, but not the screenplay.

Subhojit Roy reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 07:12:29Z

Everyone else other than the 2 protagonists r ok in the movie! wr they taken b/c they r cheap? Madhur-saab u get wht u pay 4!

mayank tewari reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 07:08:01Z

Madhur Bhandarkar' s Jail apparently sucks.

thatsHindi Movies reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 05:23:10Z

Madhur Bhandarkar is synonymous with thought-provoking, hard-hitting films. Right from Chandni Bar to F...

biplob roy reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 05:11:16Z

Madhur Bhandarkar always rocks.I think Jail will make his impression as like Fashion.

Jonas Gonsalves reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 05:06:43Z

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani rocks at box office .....leaving Jail way back in initial reports

Bollywood Reporter reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 04:55:16Z

Jail: The dialogue rings true, Neil has earned his spurs. Acting is powerful. But too heavy. Madhur, I want more frm you! **1/2

atul kulkarni reviewed on 2009-11-06 at 03:22:34Z

My guest appearance in Madhur' s JAIL is getting an unexpected response!!! Never thought would get so many calls for that one scene :-)

rahul nanda reviewed on 2009-11-05 at 20:40:51Z

Madhur Bhandarkar does it again with Jail. The movie was an absolute treat to watch. The director is the hero with this one. Mus watch guys!

DNA reviewed on 2009-11-05 at 17:19:05Z

Watch Jail if you' re in the mood for a documentary...

Faridoon Shahryar reviewed on 2009-11-05 at 14:41:40Z

' Jail' is an average film. One time watch: Star rating: 2 1/2.

Faridoon Shahryar reviewed on 2009-11-05 at 14:34:31Z

' Jail' is another experiment of Madhur Bhandarkar but the results r half baked.

poovanna reviewed on 2009-11-04 at 23:20:02Z

Yawn! Jail' s out. Madhur Bhandarkar has only 1 formula for making all his films: 1-Show some sleaze; 2-Pick a movie title;3-Rinse n' repeat.

glamsham reviewed on 2009-11-04 at 09:23:55Z

Cops applaud Madhur for unbiased JAIL - News: Madhur Bhandarkar has done it again.

B4U Movies reviewed on 2009-11-04 at 08:33:33Z

Thank you for featuring our movie - Jail.. . Madhur Bhandarkar has worked his magic again!

Shirish Kunder reviewed on 2009-11-04 at 07:50:26Z

Neil is brilliant in JAIL. This guy is consistently good.

Sonu Lakhwani reviewed on 2009-11-01 at 07:34:29Z

JAIL - Madhur' s best Until now, Neil has proved himself as a bloody fine actor.

Sonu Lakhwani reviewed on 2009-11-01 at 07:34:29Z

JAIL - Madhur' s best Until now, Neil has proved himself as a bloody fine actor.

Gurujee reviewed on 2009-11-01 at 06:16:19Z

Yes agree with you even I saw Jail. It was an awsome film.

Gurujee reviewed on 2009-11-01 at 06:10:35Z

Saw ' Jail' with the cast and crew last evening at ad labs, film city. In 1 word a brilliant film. Madhur' s best so far. Not to be missed.

atul kulkarni reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 17:23:33Z

just saw Jail. Another film with a Madhur Bhandarkar stamp! Takes you inside a real jail!

Gurujee reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 17:13:24Z

Just saw JAIL, in one word brilliant.

Ashok Ahuja reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 17:07:47Z

JAIL is just awsome. Madhur' s best so far. Neil' s perfomance will floor you.

Ashok Ahuja reviewed on 2009-10-31 at 17:07:47Z

The feedback of the sneak preview of JAIL is just awsome. Madhur' s best so far. Neil' s perfomance will floor you.

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