“After making headlines for a few months, the migrant ‘story’ has already slid off the front-pages. But we shouldn’t need a pandemic to show us just how vulnerable they are: the cities where they live and work for most of their lives remain hostile, and they can never really go back to the place they call home… The insider-outsider conflict in what used to be Bombay and is now Mumbai is a familiar one. Makhija’s choice of palette makes it seriously dark: overflowing drains, grungy toilets, slushy roads with sinister vans, and the powerful preying upon the meek.”
“One gets a sense from Makhija’s filmmaking that, at times, he tries too hard to make the viewer feel the force of systematic oppression. Perhaps it comes from deep-rooted experience, but the craft tends to appear a little gimmicky in its pursuit of immersiveness.”
“Bhonsle’s shift from an affecting character study to a raging retribution would feel awfully contrived coming from a lesser actor. But the pure grace and proportion in Manoj Bajpayee’s performance shows he knows his art inside out.”
Excerpts & links to reviews of Jhund by some of India’s topmost film reviewers Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Ganesh Deshmukh, Vicky Kadian Director: Nagraj Manjule India release date: Genre: Biography,...