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Mulk isn't about 'you' and' they',it's about prejudices.

  • Dev Raj Gulati

    Dev Raj Gulati (2,661 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - August 09, 2018 8:19 PM IST
    3.2DM (13158 ratings)

    Verdict - A provocative film.

    MulkWatch trailerRelease date : August 03, 2018

    Rarely do we get to see movies which make us think where our society is placed so far as 'perceieved prejudies' are concerned ,more so about the majority and the biggest minority groupings.Polarisation is more at the political and the macro level not at the micro level. Whenever any act of terrorism is reported ,fingers point to a single community.Why? Even when no investigation may have taken place and the case could be sub-judice.The bitterness has increased more in the period when media has started taking 'sides'.A lot of restraint ,sensitivity and non reporting of the communities is the need of the hour.After Garam Hawa comes Mulk putting an entire community in the dock for wrongs committed by the ' fringe'.
    It goes to the credit of the CBFC for allowing Mulk to be released despite being blunt.
    Here we have a joint family of a minority community whose patriarch is a pious lawyer ( Rishi Kapoor).His nephew( Prateek Babbar) is charged for an act of terrorism .He's killed in a cold blodded encounter by the ATS boss( Rajat Kapoor,also from the minority community).The prosecution ( Ashutosh Rana)put's out ' concotted ' evidence' against the entire family .The father of the ' slain suspect '( Manoj Pahwa) is tortured to death during the trial.The case against him gets abated but the stigma of being ' anti - national' continues against the elder brother.
    The onus falls on the inter religion bahu( Taapsee Pannu) to absolve the defendants in a court of law.
    In court room dramas the arguments ought to be on the facts of the case without the caste,religion and the gender being high lighted.The pronouncement of the sentence should be made only after the guilt is established not otherwise .
    The entire cast has performed well.Credit must go to Rishi Kapoor,Manoj Pahwa,Ashutosh Rana,Taapsee Pannu and Neena Gupta for rendering realistic performances.Court scenes are engaging.The court seems to have given a fair trial to both the parties.
    The lesson learnt- avoid being prejudiced when none exists.

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