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Jail Movie Reviews

Overall Rating: 2.4/5

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNlive

Like the director’s earlier films, Corporate, Traffic Signal and Fashion, his latest too is a slice-of-life drama about the characters and the way of life within the world he’s chosen to set the film in. This time though, Bhandarkar ditches his trademark exposé approach and settles for an emotionally-manipulative tone instead.Because it’s well-intentioned and settles for a hopeful message, you stay with the film despite the fact that it’s never quite compelling. I’m going with a generous two-and-a-half out of five for director Madhur Bhandarkar’s Jail. It’s got its heart in the right place, but sometimes that’s not enough.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia

It’s the real world for Madhur Bhandarkar.And once again, he manages to create a hard-hitting canvas peopled with characters who manage to both disturb and touch your heart with their stories of distress. More importantly, the film raises important questions regarding our tardy legal system and calls for a complete redressal, if justice must prevail. Kudos to Bhandarkar for taking an ekdum different take on the notorious Indian jail. While he does not fail to depict the grime and the horror of the jail experience, he doesn’t fall into the trap of delineating it in cliched terms. Almost all the characters are given a human face, despite their crimes. The first half of the film does take a bit long to build up, but the second half is a power-packed knock-out. Don’t miss it.

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama

Besides watching a thought-provoking story on celluloid, one has also come to expect incredible performances in a Madhur Bhandarkar movie. And JAIL too is embellished with superb performances from its key actors.JAIL transports you to a hitherto unknown world that most of us haven’t seen and if this is its USP.In a nutshell, JAIL mirrors a reality in true Madhur Bhandarkar style. It’s hard-hitting, it’s compelling, it’s thought-provoking. The efficient storyteller has the courage to speak a new language in every film and for that very reason, JAIL should be on your agenda.

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Ratings:1/5 Reviewer:Raja Sen Site:Rediff

The detailing is shoddy, the characters cardboard and the dialogue plain laughable. Jail is a formulaic, below average Bollywood headache, slowed down to lugubrious dullness. So much so that even ever-disastrous background score man Amar Mohile ditches his overloud hoo-ha for some insipid piano tinkling. Groan.Leave it be, this prison of cardboard and cliche. We all deserve better.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Gaurav Malani Site:Indiatimes

The writing by Madhur Bhandarkar, Manoj Tyagi and Anuradha Tiwari is genuine in terms of representing life inside jail. But come to think of it, with the prison premise being so often exploited in films, most of it is common knowledge to the audience unlike Bhandarkar brand of shocking revelations. In Jail , he falls short on detailing the internal intricacies of imprisonment and the story gets slack with no distinctive graph to the character conflicts. Compare Jail to Madhur Bhandarkar’s earlier works and you would be disappointed to a degree. Nevertheless, compare it to many other mediocre movies of today and Jail is still a step ahead. Jail is captivating but not consistently.

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Shweta Parande Site:Buzz18

What is good about Jail is that it deals with human behaviour in a non-filmy manner, at each step showing Parag reacting to situations just like a man of his character would in real-life.But sadly, there are no real highs or lows in the film. The only high point is when Parag refuses to run away even when he has a good chance to. The prison life could also have been better researched than relying on clichés. But in the end, it’s the story of Parag Dixit, and not his life in jail, after all.

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