The trailer for the movie, Mulk has been released. It is directed by Anubhav Sinha, and stars Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, Prateik Babbar, Rajat Kapoor, Aushotosh Rana, among others. It is going to be released on August 2 2018. Mulk is based on true story, and portrays Rishi Kapoor as a Muslim man, named, Murad Ali Mohammed, who is pulled into the black hole of Indian judicial system after his son is caught in a terrorist act, and he has to face inequality, discrimination, verbal and physical attacks on himself and his family. He is helpless, until, a Hindu Lawyer, played by Taapsee Pannu takes up his case, and fights for justice. We also see Rishi Kapoor in a thunderous rage, demands that he should be able to follow his religion, even if he looks like the terrorist, Osama Bin-Laden.
The movie is trying to portray the increasingly hostile behavior of Muslim community in the country, with the even the family members of the criminals being targeted for harboring Jihadi tendencies. It is the rise of intolerance in the country, against human beings who haven’t committed any crime, but are still blamed for the atrocities by terrorists. The movie resembles the vital, and shocking, Pink, which also lifted the veil from the harassment of women by men and the tendency of people to favor only one view point. Taapsee Pannu played one of the protagonist in that movie and received a lot of acclaim for her performance. But here, she is the lawyer, and seems to be a voice of reason for the man who has been wrongly accused of his son’s crimes.
But, its undeniably Rishi Kapoor who takes the movie to another level with his star, sensitive and angered performance. It seems that he is going go through a lot of emotional situations throughout the movie, but his acting has already elevated it considerably.