Jhund Movie Review

Marathi filmmaker Nagraj Manjule's maiden Hindi movie Jhund is a fairly engaging social drama that strikes a chord because of Amitabh Bachchan's towering screen presence and its sincerely-executed narrative.

The film is set in Maharashtra and revolves around what happens when an aged professor gives youngsters from the slums an opportunity to lead a better life through their passion for football.

Contrary to perception, the film is more about what the game represents rather than the game itself. The basic story is easy to relate to as it explores the challenges faced by underdogs, a universal theme.

It has a socio-political undertone, something that makes certain portions even more biting. The premise reaches its potential as the writing packs a punch despite minor shortcomings. Manjule utilises Big B the actor to the fullest, something that wo...

Jhund has no scope for commercial elements like item songs and romance. The makers, fortunately, don't force these aspects into the narrative. The title song is lifting and makes for a good watch on the big screen. The other aspects have been handled.