- 2 hr 14 min
Jail is a 2009 Hindi-language drama film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. The film revolves around a young man named Parag Dixit (Neil Nitin Mukesh) who gets arrested for a drug-related offense and is sent to jail. The movie explores the harsh reality of life in Indian prisons and exposes the corrupt system that exists within them. The film is a hard-hitting portrayal of life behind bars, and the challenges that prisoners face on a daily basis. The narrative is gripping and is a stark reminder of the fact that even small mistakes can have a significant impact on one's life. Parag is an ordinary man who is suddenly thrown into a world of crime and punishment, where he is forced to learn how to survive by any means necessary.
Manoj Bajpayee plays the role of Nawab, a hardened criminal who is serving a life sentence in jail. He takes Parag under his wing and becomes his mentor. Nassar Abdulla plays the role of the Chief Medical Officer of the jail, who is corrupt and takes bribes to provide special treatment to certain prisoners. Mugdha Godse plays the role of Mansi, Parag's girlfriend who tries to help him out of his predicament.
The film draws attention to the inhuman treatment of prisoners in Indian jails, and the rampant corruption that exists within the system. It highlights the fact that the poor and the powerless are the ones who suffer the most at the hands of the police and the judiciary. Through the character of Nawab, the film shows that even criminals have a human side and highlights the importance of rehabilitation over punishment.
The cinematography of the film is gritty and realistic, with the use of muted colors and dimly lit sets. The film's music, composed by Shamir Tandon, is haunting and complements the melancholic mood of the film perfectly. The performances of the lead actors are outstanding, with Manoj Bajpayee standing out in particular for his portrayal of the complex character of Nawab.
Jail is a thought-provoking film that brings attention to a harsh reality that is often overlooked. It is a reminder that the rights and dignity of prisoners should be respected and that reform should be a priority in our justice system. The film is an important contribution to the Indian film industry, and a must-watch for anyone who is interested in social justice issues.
Jail is a 2009 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 14 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.