The Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival began with the priemere of Anurag Kashyap’s boxer drama Mukkabazz and was recieved rapturously, as it got a standing ovation and was hailed as being realistic depiction of the boxing and caste system that plagues India till now. The movie is about a man named Shravan (Vineet Kumar), who aspires to become a boxer and is being trained by a brutal boss Bhagwan Das (Jimmy Shergill) and who falls in love with a mute girl, Sunaina (Zoya Hussain). The movie was recieved with enthsiasum that wasn’t present in Kashyap’s two former offerings, but people are now hailing the movie as one of his best.
The audience was also impressed by the performances and also noted that the movie was Kashap’s most commercial hit. This should come as a relief for Kashyap whose “Bombay Velvet” starring Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma was a commercial disaster.
Mukkabazz is scheduled to be released in January 2018 and has already premiered overseas, at Toronto film festival where it recieved acclaim from the media.
It was a very great start for the festival as people will start to talk about it on social media and generate hype that would make it easier for the film to be commercially successful.
— Shefali Saxena (@Cinemalchemist) October 12, 2017
#mukkabaaz is anurag's most commercial film, totally playing to the gallery with seetimaar dialogues.Should be a big hit at the box office.
— Neeraj Udhwani (@Neeraj_Udhwani) October 12, 2017