Madaari (2016)

Hindi Thriller
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 51
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Review Summary: Irrfan Khan turns in another sparkling performance in a middle of the road social thriller.

Average Critic Rating: (2.78)
Cast: Irrfan Khan , Jimmy Shergill , Tushar Dalvi , Vishesh Bansal
Director: Nishikant Kamat
Release Date: 22 Jul 2016
Est. Budget: 9.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 20.0 CR

Plot: Madaari (Hindi: मदारी) is an upcoming Indian social-thriller film directed by Nishikant Kamat, presented by Bharat Shah and produced by Shailesh Singh, Madan Paliwal, Sutapa Sikdar and Shailja Kejriwal and co-produced by Kshitiz Bhardwaj. Read more

Madaari - Top Reviews

Emotionally Thrilling
Divya Solgama, Cine Markets
The Film Sticks to a Template Similar to A Wednesday, But Falls Short
Rajeev Masand, News 18
I would have loved this film had the story been taut and the plot a tad bit restrained in its narrative. ‘Madaari’ is engaging but not enough to keep you hooked throughout.
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo!
Even Irrfan Khan can’t rescue this patchy film
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
There are certain moments in the first half of Madaari that are both powerful and subtle. Even though the second half barely manages to scrape through, this film on the broad and capable shoulders of Irrfan Khan manages to deliver the right punch.
Rachit Gupta, Film Fare
Familiar vigilante drama is redeemed by Irrfan Khan
Khalid Mohamed, Spot Boye
Jimmy Sheirgill, once again plays the honest good cop and fits in perfectly. Tushar Dalvi is competent.
Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India
Despite Irrfan's controlled star turn - he moves from sorrow to sarcasm, and from shock to scorn, with effortless ease - the film makes rather heavy weather of its progress towards a bizarre climax in a Mumbai chawl that brings the audience back to the falcon and chick scenario.
Irrfan weaves a spell
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times
It'€™s fabulously implausible and populist, but it'€™s also strong and satisfying
Anupama Chopra, Film Companion

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Madaari - All Reviews

If the film tries to take you back to the hippie era, it fails badly as the makers seem to have no clue about that age and time. For, if anything changed the world, people and way of life after WW2 more drastically, it was the 1960s and early 70s.
Indian Television
Irrfan Khan Deliveres Yet Another Hard Hitting Performance With Madaari
Business of Cinema
Irrfan soars even as film sinks
Madaari is not a film that will stay with you as you, in your day to day routine, succumb to the pressure and become part of the corruption that ails our system
Irrfan simply shines in his Madaari
Arnab Banerjee, Deccan Chronicle
Irrfan is back once again
The Reporter Times
‘Madaari’ is an erratic act
India Post
Arguably one of the finest actors of our times, Irrfan Khan deserves films worthy of his talent
Source, BookMyShow
Irrfan Khan is TERRIFIC in this average social thriller!
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
Madaari, the tale of a distraught father taking on the system, deals with a jaded theme with some fine acting
Kakoli Chakraborty, Business Standard
कई मुद्दों पर ध्यान आकर्षित करती है 'मदारी'
You alone can make things happen, if you take things in your stride
Shaheen Parkar, Mid-Day
Irrfan Khan is the only reason that makes you sit through this routine affair
Vishal Verma, Glam Sham
Second half is thundering and exciting with fresh stuff to see real phase of corrupt system. Jimmy Shergil comes as investigating officer who is especially appointed by Home minister to find his son.
Priyanka Raina, Just Bollywood
Irrfan makes for a compelling aam aadmi in Nishikant Kamat's film
Suhani Singh, India Today
Irrfan is the beating heart of this film that falls short
Bryan Durham, DNA India
Desh ko ye movie nahin utha sakta!
Desi Martini
Performance-wise, Irrfan, once again, is in his element. Time and again, he surprises you with better and better performances, and Madaari is another example
Boxoffice India
Powerful & thought provoking
Economic Times
'Madaari' is an absolute treat both for cine-goers and every citizen of India
Source, Santa Banta
Irrfan Khan is back with another quality content movie
Amit Sharma, The Courier Daily
‘Madaari’ is ‘A Wednesday’ retooled for our corrupt times
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
Irrfan Khan's brilliance saves the slow-paced thriller
Prithviraj Dev, The Statesman
Irrfan, Jimmy are wasted in this snail-paced vigilante drama
Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times
Irffan Khan rocks in revenge drama
PARASSHURAM S, Blasting News
Irrfan Khan’s gentle presence elevates a middling film
Anna MM Vetticad, First Post
The mystery in the Nishikant Kamat directorial venture isn’t nail-biting, but Irrfan Khan manages to keep you intrigued
Madaari' Fails Despite Irrfan's Strong Performance
Aniruddha Guha, Mens XP
Madaari is the moving tale of a distraught common man, a single father Nirmal Kumar (Irrfan) who has lost his son under tragic circumstances
There is a lot that could have been enthused in this plot considering there were some great actors on board for it.
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
Irrfan Khan Gave A Gentle Presence
Aryan Arora, Gack Hollywood
Irrfan Khan brings his best game to the table in this predictable tale!
Irrfan Khan holds it together in a vigilante script familiar in the south
Aditya Shrikrishna, New Indian Express
The mystery in the Nishikant Kamat directorial venture isn’t nail-biting, but Irrfan Khan manages to keep you intrigued
This tale of revenge by an everyman is reminiscent of the 2008 film ‘A Wednesday’, but its narrative is not as smooth
Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint
सोचने पर विवश करती है 'मदारी'
R J Alok, Aaj Tak
Box Office Capsule
Madaari'€¬ comes across as a thriller which holds your attention only in parts
Source, Bollywood Hungama
Power of a common man in powerless movie
Rag Mayur, Chitramala
The film is too sluggish and long
RM Vijayakar, India West