Mulk Movie Review

Mulk: Third movie on Muslim tragedy after Garm Hawa and Naseem

Mulk: After Balraj Shahni and Kaifi Azmi, Rishi Kapoor stresses the same point

Based on a real-life incident, Mulk tries to portray the sufferings of Muslim families in a difficult time. Balraj Sahni was the first to highlight the plight of Muslims living in post-independence period in his 1973 movie Garm Hawa. Second time, Kaifi Azmi essayed the fear of a true Muslim patriot after the Babri Masjid demolition in his 1995 movie Naseem. In 2018, Rishi Kapoor is narrating the true story of a Muslim family trying to regain its lost social status as a true India after its son is convicted for a terrorist activity.

Mulk story 

Brothers Vakeelsaab Murad Ali Mohammed (Rishi Kapoor) and Bilaal Mohammed (Manoj Pahwa) live with their families in Benaras. As a respected Muslim family, they have good relations with Hindu neighbors and other communities. But everything changes when Bilaal’s son Shahid Mohammed (Prateik Babbar) was suspected to be involved in a terrorist act. But Shahid refuses to surrender before the police.

This incident turns the social and personal life of the Muslim family upside down. The friends turn foes, their integrity is questioned and they start fearing for their life. The situation gets worse when Bilaal was arrested for not being able to produce his son before the court. Finally Murad Ali Mohammed decides to defend his brother in court.

Highlights of the movie 

  • Shot in the narrow streets of Varanasi, the film captures the true essence of ganga-jamuni tahzeeb
  • The movie is straightforward in its approach
  • Dialogue delivery of Rishi Kapoor is superb
  • Strong star case including Ashutosh Rana, Tapsee Pannu and Rajat Kapoor

Gray part of the movie 

  • Lengthy courtroom proceedings
  • Social message delivered like a law
  • Legal proceedings are diluted to include the social message

Mulk First Look & Poster 

The poster has the scene of a courtroom where Rishi Kapoor is seen sitting and Tapsee Pannu is standing behind. A little worried Rishi Kapoor looks impressive in the Muslim attire and Tapsee Pannu dressed as a lawyer … Read more