Nishikant Kamat had made his mark with hard hitting social dramas, Dombivli Fast and Mumbai Meri Jaan. He digressed from his fave genre, making action flicks like Force and Rocky Handsome or thrillers like Drishyam. With Madaari, he returns to tackling social themes.
The Home Minister (Tushar Dalvi)’s kid is kidnapper by Nirmal Kumar (Irrfan Khan) for very vague intentions. The police are unable to get hold of the culprit, as he is always one step ahead of them. When he finally calls the Minister for his demands, he asks him to find about his son who has gone missing’. Who is this man and what happened to his son? What is his real deal in kidnapping the Minister’s son?
Madaari is not an unusual film when it comes to the story and script is concerned, as similar kind of film called Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante was released in the B Town again with Irrfan Khan being the man at the center. The difference however is that in the said movie the man at the center stage was a doctor who is immersed in his false pride and money power failing to do his duty making common man his victim while in this film – Madaari you have a man who challenges the people in the power to answer his plight by making them powerless.
Madaari is a fabulous film as far as performance is concerned, however, in terms of story and script the film becomes predictable since similar issues were dealt in the B Town with one of them using Irrfan in the center stage. So, many a times, the film was seen becoming predictable that overtook with performance that kept things par. The rating has much to do with the performance of Irrfan Khan, which makes Madaari to his film.