Recently i saw these two movies Kaminey &Jail and i felt that lots of realities were highlighted in both the movies.
Charlie & Guddu (Shahid Kapoor) are twin brothers who are vengent enough with each other and havnt met since childhood.Both have some speech problem Charlie lisps(saying f for every s) while Guddu stammers.
Sweetie(Priyanka Chopra) loves Guddu but she feels that Guddu got teased&cheated by a girl.She acts to stammer while talking with him to make him comfortable &make him love her.
When Sweetie conceives of a mistakable night with Guddu she threatens him to marry her(While Guddu says he has plans to marry only in 2014) saying that her brother is Sunil Shekhar Bhope a rugged politician.He agrees to marry her while the marriage is on Bhope comes there and asks Guddu his full name when he says his last name Bhope & his rogue associates beat him up severely saying that he is a migrant from UP and Maharashtra is only for Marathis.
>Note that Vishal Bharadwaj needs to be appreciated for highligting boldly the reality by depicting Bhope in the place of the dready
Thackerey's that only Marathis should live in Maharashtra
(in one scene Guddu says"My dad said Maharahstra is like a drink and the migrants are like sugar for that Bhope says"we have sugar complaint and we dont need sugar".Such is the chauvinistic nature of some of the political parties.
The film goes on like this showing openly the worst reality prevalent in the society.
Another reality is when Charlie abducts a vehicle from the Hotel with the "Violin"(with drugs inside it) he and his asso's were stunned by the respect given by the Policemen.
He then discovers the shocking truth that its a Police Vehicle.Here another reality comes to light on the some of the corrupt Police involvement who are trying to get the drugs back to Tashi who they are afraid of.Like this the whole movie was a wonderful highlight of realities...Hats off to Vishal Bharadwaj(for a daring effort) & Priyanka Chopra(i dont think any other actress would've accepted to do such a role).
Madhur Bhandarkar is known for reality based & thought provoking movies and Jail is one such movie.
Parag Dixit(Neil Nitin Mukesh) works for a Finance company who gets promoted as a Regional Manager.He shares his appartment with his friend Keshav who shares not only apartment but his Mobile phone(which turns dangerous for Parag later) and his other ownings.
In a Police encounter Keshav dies(later after being in coma) in Police shot after killing a cop and
the Police arrests Parag with heavy amount of drugs in his car.
Parag gets shocked and refuses the claim that he was involved in drug peddling but the Police force him into jail& he is refused bail continuously.Her love Maansi finds a lawyer to bring him out.
>Here one needs to note the reality shown by Director that the lawyer she meets is only money minded.
He is sent to jail there he is stubborn at first and after a lot of ill-treatments & beatings he slowly gets adopted to surroundings.
Nawaab the jailer feels that he is innocent and shows concern for him.The film goes like this highlighting the darker and painful side of the jail and then Joe D Souza a posh inmate comes in touch with Parag.He says he is innocent just he took a "Bit" of drinks and drove a car & ran over six people in platform and killed them.
He curses them saying "Who asked them to live there "
>Here the mindset of the Elite people who never care about poor is highlighted
D'Souza gets released later &Parag gets angry that "I am innocent i am in but u killed people you are going out" & beats him.For that he is given a punishment of Dark cell for a month.Parag gets more insanely in that dark cell...and after pleading by Nawab he gets released in 20 days..
Another thing showed was a Don like Baba who gets everything he wants he has his assistants who fish for people who are willing to get off this hell.Those people are taken out and they are forced to kill people in turn to what they got(freedom).In such a deal one gets out and when he finds his wife with some other man he kills himself frustrated with the gun given to him to kill some other person intutn to his release.
Nawab warns Parag to keep away from Baba.
>Here another reality shown is that while innocent people suffer in jail those with money &influence can get away with their crimes.
>Another reality is that some people like Baba shown in the movie enjoy special privileges &they make use of the inmate's thirst for freedom for their own benefits and makes them a slaygoat
Also the inmates while being shifted to another jail torpdoes the van(with the help of Baba's associates) and escapes but Parag alone remains there.Finally he gets bail.
The movie ends with a slide"3.73 PRISONERS IN INDIA 2.45 MOT YET FOUND GUILTY"
Hats off to Madhur Bhandarkar for such a thought provoking