MULK is about a Muslim family Murad Ali Mohammed (Rishi Kapoor) and his family which includes his wife (Neena Gupta) son (Indraneil Sengupta), daughter in law, Aarti Mohammed (Taapsee Pannu), brother (Manoj Pahwa), sister in law, niece and nephew (Prateik Babbar). The first half gives us a glimpse of the family and their happy and peaceful life together until one of their family members, Shahid Mohammed (Prateik) turns out to be a terrorist.
The second half has a sense of gloom as the court drama unfolds and the screenplay gets more intense. Murad and Aarti fight hard to prove the family’s innocence in court. The prosecution team has Santosh Anand (Ashutosh Rana) who tries equally hard to prove the point about the family being terrorists. The dialogues, especially in the court scenes are hard-hitting, intriguing and entertaining.
Anubhav Sinha’s sincere efforts as a script writer can be seen on screen. Rishi Kapoor has played Murad Ali Mohammed so well that you will forget that he used to romance beautiful actresses and fight goons once upon a time in this lifetime. Taapsee Pannu manages to carry her performance from her last courtroom drama-Pink in this movie but in a different costume. Performance of Ashutosh Rana as expected from him, is flawless.
The setbacks of the film are few of the never-ending stretched scenes. The direction of the movie feels average.
The movie will send tremors to your heart with its topical commentary on the patriarchal behavior of country as a whole towards our Islamic society.
Our verdict is 3 stars with a kink.
We recommend MULK to ‘Hum’ and ‘Woh’.
MULK is about a Muslim family Murad Ali Mohammed (Rishi Kapoor) and his family which includes his wife (Neena Gupta) son (Indraneil Sengupta), daugh...3.0