Mardaani (2014)

Hindi Action, Drama
87 %
Total Reviews: 45
Sahi: 39 Nahi: 6

Review Summary: Rani Mukherji truly impresses with Mardaani and Pradeep Sarkar is back in form!

Average Critic Rating: (3.38)
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Director:
Release Date:
Est. Budget: 13.6 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 34.9 CR

Plot: Shivani Shivaji Roy, a dedicated and brave police officer with Mumbai Police, chases a Delhi-based kingpin, Karan Rastogi, who runs an organized crime cartel involving child trafficking and drugs. Her aim is to hunt him down and rescue a young teen girl, Pyaari. Pyaari is an orphan. Shivani takes care... Read more

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MARDAANI is relevant, powerful and inspiring with a top notch performance
Bollywood Hungama
Faux feminism aside, Mardaani is mostly a middling action thriller, writes Sukanya Verma.'Jis duniya mein maa-behne rishte nahi gaali hain, uss duniya se maryada ke rishte saare todungi,' screams an eye-catching tagline of Mardaani’s poster.You’d think th
REDIFF
Mardaani is not a perfect film, but it's better than many of the blockbusters Bollywood churns out regularly. It's a well-made commercial Hindi film - reasonably short and minus songs - that's trying to say something. For that I'm going with three out of
Which is a shame, because this could have been so much better. In the rating above, one star is for Rani who, like fine wine, is only getting better.
Hindustan Times
Watch ‘Mardaani’ not because it is perfectly conceived – it is not, few films ever are – but because it is truly a brave attempt
Yahoo India
Rani Mukerji, feels closer in spirit to Aamir Khan’s straight-talking Ajay Rathod from Sarfarosh over larger-than-life supermen Chulbul Pandey or Bajirao Singham
Rajeev Masand
Mardaani is not a perfect film, but it's better than many of the blockbusters Bollywood churns out regularly. It's a well-made commercial Hindi film - reasonably short and minus songs - that's trying to say something. For that I'm going with three out of
Rani Mukerji and the no-nonsense narrative which comes packed with solid punches, perfect thrills and apt dialogues
Koi Moi
An intelligent and emotional thriller
Filmfare
Celebration Of Women Power…
Movie Zadda
To appreciate the film, you must first forgive its title. Even if it's inspired by the famous words written for Rani Laxmibai, it seems like it's egging women to "be like men" to overcome crisis, and that adjective is a compliment to our central protagoni
Sify
Mardaani review, Rani Mukerji plays it straight
Indian Express
Now, the filmmakers are concentrating more on realistic stunt scenes, but is this enough to bring mainstream Bollywood at par with foreign action films?
Bollywood.Com
Bollywood Life
Yash Raj Films’ Mardaani (A) is the story of a strong and principled lady police inspector who takes on the people involved in sex trafficking. Shivani Shivaji Roy (Rani Mukerji) is a very able police officer, living with her husband, Dr. Bikram Roy (Jiss
Komals Reviews
Mardaani is a welcome change from last week's release Singham Returns which was no where close to the reality of the cops and crime in India. MardaaniThat Rohit Shetty has established himself as a mass entertainer can be seen from the box office numbers t
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Rani Mukerji will blow your mind in Mardaani
India Today
Sulekha
Conclusion:The issue of flesh trade and girl trafficking has been on the rise in our country and it must be said that this film is a decent attempt to show a dark side of this world. The first half is quite energetic and gets to the point without much con
Bharat Student
Brevity is sorely missing as the film could have been shorter. But then, at a time when there's rampant violence against women, Mardaani gives a glimpse of what should ideally happen.
Mid-Day
It’s not in the same league as ‘Kahaani’ or ‘English Vinglish’, but it still deserves applause for attempting to portray a movie minus Bollywood's trademark frills
Emirates 24X7
Rani Mukerji cannot be faulted for not trying different roles with her starring in films as varied as ‘No One Killed Jessica’ and ‘Aiiyya’ in the very recent past. However, she is back with her home production house Yash Raj Films with the Pradeep Sarkar
Indicine
A fine performance
Bollywood Life
Vinayak Chakravorty's rating:
India Today
Mardaani may be Rani Mukerji's career best
India Today
The current flavor in Bollywood is the women-oriented films and Rani Mukherji is one such actress who has the capability to carry a film on her own
Bollywood 3
Shivani realises that she has been kidnapped and further gets to know she has been nabbed by a racket that deals in trafficking of young girls and drugs.Throughout its entire duration
Planet Bollywood
It is unlike any film YRF has produced before
Bollywood Mantra
सिनेमाघरों में इस शुक्रवार उतरी हैं रानी मुखर्जी, वो भी मर्दानी बनकर और उन्हें इस अवतार में लेकर आए हैं डायरेक्टर प्रदीप सरकार। वही प्रदीप सरकार, जो रानी को लेकर साल 2007 में लागा चुनरी में दाग बना चुके हैं। 2007... Read more
Bhaskar
Mardaani is a more commercial, less disturbing version of Nagesh Kukunoor’s Lakshmi
Masala
Story: A braveheart lady inspector from the crime branch stumbles on a sex-trafficking racket. Does she succeed in bringing the culprits to book? Review: It's raining fearless cops on the Bollywood marquee. Last week, it was Singham, who, in his khakis,
Times of India
Pushing up the ante of woman in Bollywood ‘Mardaani’ starring Rani Mukherjee is a fiercely arresting action thriller effectively affecting for its reality takes on sex trafficking though its compassion for formulaic ending reduces some of movies ‘real’ passion. However its lack of originality and cinematic correctness in the end is ‘Taken’ handsomely by Pradeep Sarkar’s apt direction and Rani Mukherjee’s toweringly terrific act as the fearless, no nonsense lady CBI officer. Destined to find pride amongst women centric audience and nominations for Rani Mukherjee in the best actress category, ’Mardaani’ holds the flag of women power high.
India Glitz
Nevertheless, Rani’s mardaani Shivani is a close second to Sarfarosh’s Ajay Rathod and that is saying something
Bolly Spice
Mardaani impresses
Bollywood Life
The fact that she is possibly the best has been established well with `Mardaani`
Zee News
In the world of Bajirao Singham and Chulbul Pandey, Shivani Shivaji Roy has come as a breath of fresh air. ` Mardaani` does not have Rani Mukerji play a tomboy – it is a woman doing her bit to fight in a man`s world
Zee News
A stellar cast only adds to this accomplished film's sense of creative propriety.
MSN India
सिनेमाघरों में इस शुक्रवार उतरी हैं रानी मुखर्जी, वो भी मर्दानी बनकर और उन्हें इस अवतार में लेकर आए हैं डायरेक्टर प्रदीप सरकार। वही प्रदीप सरकार, जो रानी को लेकर साल 2007 में लागा चुनरी में दाग बना चुके हैं।
Bhaskar
Rani Mukerji… Rani Mukerji… Rani Mukerji. Once you’re done soaking in all the awesomeness that the seasoned actress brings in to her character of Shivani Shivaji Roy, you will notice everything else, from the ambience, the shots, the other actors. Having said that, it’s the taut story that engages you through the film’s complete runtime – the real heroine, the real star of the show. Kudos to the complete team!
BookMyShow
A definite watch if you are a Rani fan, Mardaani is just an above average flick.
Now Running
And this India really needs to see this film
Chirtamala
My word! MARDAANI is a must watch. It's an edge-of-the-seat thriller that catapults you right into the middle of the plot. The execution is near flawless and it takes you a while to realize that this is a film on child trafficking. view more MARDA
Glam Sham
They both are influential in their respective fields and know the tricks of the trade, which eventually turns the story into a cat-and-mouse game. Only the cat was too predictable.
Hindustan Times