Director: Anurag Kashyap
Writers: Ranjan Chandel, Anurag Kashyap (screenplay)
Stars: Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kishan
Runtime: 2h 34min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Released: 12 January 2018
Summary: Just as the theatre had previously screened movies from where audiences cheered when love won over its enemies, Anurag Kashyap’s film Mukkabaaz unfolded with a new rendition of the eternal ingredient of literature and of cinema: Love. And within it, another story, of the world that love is surrounded by: Hate.
As the young aspiring boxer, Shravan Singh from Bareilly, meets the eyes of his boss’ beautiful niece Sunaina, there is a moment on screen that harks right back to good old love stories: When the world shuts down for them and you know their long fight in a difficult society is about to begin. And so the story kicks off, in this film about love, hate, perseverance, sport and about India.
This is Uttar Pradesh, where anger is brimming over, aspirations are carefully crushed by the wheels of bureaucracy, and young men are looking for an identity in mobs and clusters.