- 2 hr 33 min
As soon as the 1989 action-thriller 'Mujrim' begins, we are introduced to Shankar (Mithun Chakraborty), a violent yet noble man who becomes involved in illegal activities due to his struggle to make a living. Shankar is in love with Sunita (Madhuri Dixit), but their fairytale love story is interrupted when Shankar is caught and sentenced to prison for a crime he did not commit.
Sunita waits for Shankar's release, but on the day of his release, Shankar finds out his brother has been killed by the goons that framed him for the crime. He returns to the city to avenge his brother's death and clear his name. In his pursuit of revenge, he crosses paths with Inspector Suryadev Singh (Suresh Oberoi), who is on the hunt for the same criminals for different reasons.
The story progresses with Shankar and Suryadev Singh teaming up to take down the criminals responsible for ruining Shankar's life and killing his brother. Along with high-action fight scenes, car chases, and thrilling suspense, the movie also touches on themes of brotherhood, love, and sacrifice.
Mithun Chakraborty's performance as the lead protagonist is remarkable. He steals the show with his intense role, portraying Shankar as both an angered and emotional character. Madhuri Dixit, on the other hand, is seen in a supporting role with limited screen time, but manages to shine with her natural beauty and charming personality.
Suresh Oberoi's performance as Inspector Suryadev Singh is also noteworthy. He portrays a no-nonsense cop who will stop at nothing to bring justice to the city, even if it means teaming up with a convicted criminal. His character provides a good balance to Shankar's aggression and adds depth to the movie.
The movie's soundtrack is composed by Bappi Lahiri and includes some popular songs such as "Dole Dole Dil Mera Dole" and "Kab Tak Dil Ki Khair Manayenge". The songs, especially "Dole Dole Dil Mera Dole", became a sensation among music lovers and still hold a special place in people's hearts.
Overall, 'Mujrim' is a classic '80s action-thriller that still manages to entertain audiences to this day. Mithun Chakraborty's performance and the movie's soundtrack are two of the most memorable aspects of the film that make it stand out, despite being over 30 years old. The film's plot may not be the most original, but it's the execution and the performances that make it a must-watch for fans of the genre.
Mujrim is a 1989 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.