Mukhbiir- Hats off to Mani Shankar
“Kuchh Iss tarah se maine Jeevan saja liya,
Har baar ek naya chehra laga liya,
Taqdeer ki Lakeeren haathon mein ruk gayee
apno ki arzoo se manzil thahar gayee
Jeene ki arzoo ne Mukhbiir bana diya
Jeene ki arzoo ne Mukhbiir bana diya”
These line define the life of a Mukhbiir (secret agent) in the movie Mukhbiir, directed by the renowned director of 16 December. Yes, I am talking about Mani Shankar. The movie was released in 2008. Though it could not show much of its charm on the box office. But still the work of Mani Sahankar and Sameer Dattani (who plays the role of Mukhbiir) deserve special appreciation. I must say its a must watch for everyone.
Summary of Story.
It is the story about the life of a secret agent, who has forgotten his dreams, his relations; who has to kill his relations for the sake of his duty. At the end, he saves Mumbai from a big terror attack.
One of the anonymous review says:
“The cinematography and score are almost as good as Hollywood films. It seems that in Indian films, whenever they shoot night scenes, they just use dark blue lens and shoot them during daytime. I don’t know why, to save money? or maybe they don’t have the equipment? Indian films are almost always over two hours long. So in order to make an intense and long film, this film has basically three parts. So it seemed confusing how this guy was able to work for a different terrorist after another, especially for the last one. And Pasha could have easily said something to the other terrorist, etc. There are also a few illogical things, such as his “dad” doesn’t know his real name during the first mission, etc.”
Whats your verdict? I suggest you to watch this movie and express your thoughts.