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  • Qaidi Band Review One time watch, nothing too great!

    Vicky Washington (1,818 DM Points)

    Rated 
    2.0
    Desimartini | Updated - August 25, 2017 15:45 PM IST
    2.5DM (3259 ratings)

    Verdict - It could have been a stylish engaging ride before it chose to end up lecturing us about judicial gaps.

    Qaidi BandWatch trailerRelease date : August 25, 2017



    Habib Faisal has that ability of conveying the most heartfelt stories in the best of cinematic shapes. With Qaidi Band, he's tried to put another buried but booming tale to screen. For readers who do not know what the subject is about, it's not about a bunch of prisoners trying to form a musical band in a jail, it draws inspiration from a significant chapter of that showcases the big gaps in our system and tries to underlay some facts about prisoners who haven't yet been convicted.

    Starring a bunch of newcomers led by Aadar Jain and Anya Jain, Qaidi Band narrates the plight of prisoners who have not really committed a crime in the real sense. The shoddy gaps in our judicial system have landed them where they didn't deserve to be but that's not what a jail would function on.

    The admittedly engaging first half lets us into the new and hopefully an organic form of a jail functioning where prisoners do odd jobs to earn and bribe officials in exchange of favors. While the introduction and believable setting in the first hour engages us with visuals mixed in interesting scenes, the proceedings find an escalation when the musical quotient hits the narrative. The bunch of youngsters who unite to create music in a band to give their voice some volume soon changes the flow of the film.

    Before you know it, the film wraps itself with a lot of preach and there goes the element of an engaging prison ride of the window. The problem with Qaidi Band is in its pretense of being something that it's not. While on one hand it could have been a thrilling and engaging ride in a jail with musical backdrop, it chose to involve politics and end up running on the methodical drags of lectures.

    Both Aadar and Anya have looked okay and so did the rest of the cast. However, the writing needed some coherence with someone like Habib himself at helm.

    The film honestly had the potential of offering something new, however it misses the shot bigtime. Don't let yourself be a prisoner of this big screen outing.

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  • Dev Raj Gulati

    Dev Raj Gulati

    182 Reviews , 4 Followers
    Rated 3.0August 31, 2017

    The undertrials deserve their due.

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  • Shakha Singh

    Shakha Singh

    11 Reviews
    Rated 1.0August 26, 2017

    Qaidi treatment

    Habib Faisal's biggest crime here in the treatment of the movie is making us sit through a boring lecture. This was one colossal bore. We deserve...read more

  • Vicky Washington

    Vicky Washington

    13 Reviews
    Rated 2.0August 25, 2017

    Qaidi Band Review One time watch, nothing too great!

    Habib Faisal has that ability of conveying the most heartfelt stories in the best of cinematic shapes. With Qaidi Band, he's tried to put another b...read more