Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Tapsee Pannu, Prateik Babbar, Manoj Pahwa, Neena Gupta.
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Producer: Deepak Mukut
Story: There are several films on Hindu-Muslim conflicts which have been released in recent past. But, Anubhav Sinha’s Mulk is an unique masterpiece which showcases the story of a helpless dad whose son was encountered under the act of terror attacks. The story serves as a healing factor for Indian muslims who are treated as terrorists. Sinha’s Mulk does not take sides of any particular religion but it tries to convince the audience that all muslims are not terrorists. Islam doesn’t encourage terrorism. Terrorists belong to no religion because no religion encourages terrorism or terrorists. This film serves as the jolting reminder of how far into the darkest recesses of distrust and animosity, Terrorism has taken blame game. This political masterpiece has left no stones unturned to humanize a community that has been demonized by some negative elements. When a son of a Muslim family gets involved in a holy war waged on behalf of islam as a religious duty, the ramifications on his family are deep and wounding.
Rishi Kapoor has made another stunning performance and has proved that he can play any role and every role with an ease. He is portraying the role of Murad Ali Mohammad. His role is convincing and compelling, making the absolute justice to his role as always.
Tapsee Pannu is playing the role of Rishi’s daughter-in-law, who is a lawyer by profession. No doubt Tapsee has done brilliant roles in the recent past, and this time also she nails it. Tapsee fights the case in favor of her beloved father-in-law.
Manoj Pahwa as Rishi Kapoor’s hounded brother, Bilaal Mohammad and Rajat Kapoor as muslim anti-terror officer, Danish Javed. Pahwa as terror accused father of a jihadi, will surely leave you in tears, making your vision blur. While playing the role of defense lawyer, Tapsee in the final questioning session has once again proved that she is one of the best contemporary female actors today.
Ashutosh Rana who is famous for his ruthless roles or negative roles plays the role of a public prosecutor. Ashutosh failed to justify his role in recent blockbuster Dhadak, but regain that identity with Mulk. The role of judge was played by Kumud Mishra. He plays a vital role in the film, and also does a fair justice to it.
Direction: Some moments in the film are very sensitive and which will make audience break into goosebumps. When the dead body of terrorist son is brought home, the reaction of his family is terrible. The sound of mother’s anguish and fathers tears, the family is in pursuit of answers to questions that lie too deep for tears. The story is very appealing and the narration is absolutely perfect. This film is great way to convey the fact that not all Muslims are terrorists and that we should have a far and wide mentality. Every actor has made great efforts and everyone has made justice to their respective roles. Direction is way better, and above the expectations. Mulk has set the bar really high.
Cinespeaks Verdict: Overall, the film is promising and has a fantastic storytelling. The performances of the actors elevates the heart wrenching experience of the film. Cinespeaks gives 4 stars to the film.