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Mulk

Release Date: 03-08-2018
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Mulk

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Deepali Chugh

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As the dialogue in Mulk by Danish Javed (Rajat Kapoor) says, “Terrorism is the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.”
But often in our society, prejudice, bias and sheer preconception causes sections of our society, certain religions or communities to be pushed into the corners, considered in a bad eye as synonymous to terrorism as a result of certain rogue elements.

Mulk is the story that revolves around bigotry, where certain misbeliefs are obstinately believed into, causing the society to be divided into ‘Us and Them’. Shahid, the son of the Muslim family is one of the three terrorists who blasts bombs in the name of Jihad and Religion, while the family members are in complete oblivion of his agendas. While Shahid is shot to death, the family comes into the eye of the society as terrorists who, according to popular conceptions, were aware of their son’s deeds and were hand in glove with him whilst the family are compelled into proving their love for the country.  

This story throws the beliefs of the society into light while questioning at every moment of the film, our misbeliefs about Islam. It questions society’s Islamophobia , where they fear every man wearing the kufi or that beard and stigmatises every such man as ‘Them’ and not ‘Us’. The prosecutor Santosh Anand (Ashutosh Rana) in the film represents the face of the society, where he time and again picks onto Islam with dialogues such as ‘This religion is allowed multiple marriages and so, they have more children’, or ‘Most of the members of this religion are illiterate.’ And it were these dialogues of his that caused the courtroom audience to titter.

The movie demands the audience to have enough knowledge in order to differentiate between the Murad’s beard and that of Osama Bin Laden. You might feel the angst, helplessness and the love of Murad for his nation when he refutes to claim the body of Shahid.

It questions our audacity to doubt their loyalty when they chose India over Pakistan and yet, we doubt them.  The judge in the movie portrays the confused mindsets, who have prejudice in their mind, yet is to conduct a fair decision. You will catch hold of it when you notice the leverage he gives to the prosecutor when he throws sarcastic statements at people.
The movie would never slack you with boredom or repetition. You’ll be questioned with your bigoted beliefs as a result of which you might hang amidst your perspectives, preconceptions and arguments posed at you by the defence.

The arguments of both the sides are based on beliefs and ideologies rather than facts while the defence epitomises the case on the basis of bias towards that specific religion and the prosecutor pouncing with the sardonic statements.

With a great cast and actors’ appreciable performances, I would give this movie 3.5 out of 5 stars.
  
 

 

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Mulk is the story that revolves around bigotry, where certain misbeliefs are obstinately believed into, causing the society to be divided into ‘Us and Them’. This story throws the beliefs of the society into light while questioning at every moment of the film, our misbeliefs about Islam. It questions society’s Islamophobia , where they fear every man wearing the kufi or that beard and stigmatises every such man as ‘Them’ and not ‘Us’. The movie demands the audience to have enough knowledge in order to differentiate between the Murad’s beard and that of Osama Bin Laden.

The movie would never slack you with boredom or repetition.
With a great cast and actors’ appreciable performances, I would give this movie 3.5 out of 5 stars.