After delivering realistic flicks like Chandani Bar, Corporate and Fashion, National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar returns with another hard-hitting social drama - Jail, which hits the theatres today.
A much new-fangled motif based on prison life, Jail is co-produced by the Percept Picture Company and Bhandarkar Entertainment and stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mugdha Godse, Manoj Bajpai and Arya Babbar in lead roles.
Music of the film is composed by Shamir Tandon and brothers - Toshi and Sabri, the reality TV finds. Jail, as the title suggests, is a grim, inside view of life in a jail through the eyes of a common man who gets caught on the wrong side of the law.
The film's story revolves around Parag Dixit (Neil), who is living a dream life with a great job and his loving girlfriend Maansi (Mugdha)!
However, things take an ugly turn when after a series of unfortunate events he suddenly wakes up in jail; handcuffed and randomly beaten up by the cops. Parag is perplexed and in a place far from his utopian life. He tries hard to face away from the ugly truth and wish it’s all a bad dream, but soon succumbs to the prison anarchy. The only salvation he finds is in Nawaab (Bajpai), a convict and a warden who believes that Parag is innocent.
Soon, Parag discovers the inner mechanism and the science responsible for the wretched status inside the prison and hordes of broken hearts and shattered souls which managed to find comfort amidst the four prison walls.
He is left with a choice, to either live a life that is controlled and exploited or fight against the system! Jail was recently in the news for Neil Nitin's much-talked nude scene, on which the censor board objected.
There are reports that Jail has also found inspiration from the hit-and-run cases of Sanjeev Nanda and Alistair Pereira.
Another highlight of the film is a bhajan - Data sun maula sun, sung by the queen of melody, Lata Mangeshkar herself.
With Inputs from New Tomorrow