Movie Review: Mardaani (2014)

Box Office: Hit

mardaani-poster01MARDAANI, a crime drama, produced by Aditya Chopra, directed by Pradeep Sarkar, tells the story of a female cop whose interest in the case of a kidnapped teenage girl leads her to uncover secrets of human trafficking by the India mafia.

Shivani Shivaji Roy (Rani Mukerji) is a senior inspector crime branch, in Mumbai. Clever at picking up hidden clues and fearless in confronting hardened criminals with wild chase, Shivani takes on a case that changes her life. A teenage girl, Pyaari, who is like a daughter to her, is kidnapped by the trafficking mafia and the mafia kingpin smuggled the girl outside the city. The mafia kingpin calls Shivani and wants to know what she wants, so she will stop chasing them. Shivani asks the mafia kingpin to let Pyaari free, but the mafia kingpin won’t let her free, because Pyaari has seen too much. Shivani Shivaji Roy tries to catch the mafia in 30 days and what follows is a cat and mouse game between a ruthless mafia kingpin and police.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “MARDAANI is a must watch. It’s an edge-of-the-seat thriller that catapults you right into the middle of the plot Thankfully, MARDAANI will have a bigger success.”
4.0 “Rani Mukerji will blow your mind in Mardaani.”
India Today
3.5 “Mardaani is a movie that despite an unimaginative plot and predictable narrative engrosses you in its fabric. “
3.5 “If you are tired of the nonsensical action, and over-the-top drama, `Mardaani` is the film for you.”
Zeenews India
3.0 “MARDAANI is relevant, powerful and inspiring with a top notch performance.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “Shivani Shivaji Roy might not appeal to Dabangg junkies. But for everyone else, Mardaani could be well worth a trip to the multiplex.”
3.0 “It’s no Chulbul Pandey or Singham flick but it’s a Rani film that justifies the meaning of ‘Mardaani’.”
3.0 “Rani Mukerji as Shivani Sivaji Roy in Mardaani seems capable enough to shy away several other ‘Mard’ cops in Bollywood.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Too much drama dilutes the essence”
2.5 “Mardaani is a more commercial, less disturbing version of Nagesh Kukunoor’s Lakshmi.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Mardaani, Rani Mukerji plays it straight”

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