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Mukkabaaz
Mukkabaaz poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Anurag Kashyap
Produced by Aanand L. Rai
Vikramaditya Motwane
Madhu Mantena
Anurag Kashyap
Written by Anurag Kashyap
Vineet Kumar Singh
Mukti Singh Srinet
K.D.Satyam
Ranjan Chandel
Prasoon Mishra
Starring Vineet Kumar Singh
Zoya Hussain
Jimmy Sheirgill
Ravi Kishan
Music by Score:
Prashant Pillai
Songs:
Nucleya
Rachita Arora
Cinematography Rajeev Ravi
Shanker Raman
Jay Patel
Jayesh Nair
Edited by Aarti Bajaj
Ankit Bidyadhar
Production
company
Distributed by Eros International
Release date
  • 9 September 2017 (2017-09-09) (TIFF)
  • 12 January 2018 (2018-01-12) (India)
Running time
155 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office ₹10.51 crore[1]

Mukkabaaz (transl. and internationally The Brawler; Hindi pronunciation: [mʊkkaːbaːz]) is a 2017 Indian sports drama film co-written, co-produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap. Jointly produced by Aanand L. Rai under his label Colour Yellow Productions and Phantom Films, the film stars Vineet Kumar Singh, debutant Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kishan and Jimmy Shergill in the lead roles. It follows Shravan Kumar (Singh) as an aspiring boxer who falls in love with the niece of the boxing federation head, Bhagwan Das Mishra (Shergill). The script was written by Kashyap, Singh, Mukti Singh Srinet, K.D.Satyam, Ranjan Chandel and Prasoon Mishra. The film was edited by Aarti Bajaj and Ankit Bidyadhar, while Shanker Raman, Rajeev Ravi and Jayesh Nair served as the directors of photography.

Mukkabaaz was conceived by Singh, who wrote it with his sister, Mukti Singh, based on his observation of several sportspersons' experiences in India. He was rejected by several producers until Kashyap agreed to make the film if Singh would become a real boxer. To prepare, Singh went to the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, where he trained in boxing for a year. Hussain also learned non-verbal language for her role.

Mukkabaaz premiered in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and was also screened at the 2017 Mumbai Film Festival. It was released theatrically in India on 12 January 2018 and received mostly positive reviews, with particular praise for Singh's performance. The film grossed 10.51 crore (US$1.5 million) at the box office.

Plot[edit]

Shravan Singh is a struggling boxer who works for the local politician and head of the State Boxing Federation, Bhagwan Das Mishra. He drifts away after Mishra only has him perform domestic tasks and errands rather than boxing training. Singh falls in love with Mishra's niece, Sunaina, who is mute. Her father tells him to get a job first before thinking about marrying her. For the job, Singh tries to get into the state-level tournament but is not selected because of Mishra. He then goes to Varanasi and is trained by Sanjay Kumar.

Singh defeats Mishra's boxer and wins a medal, after which he gets a job in the Indian Railways. Singh and Sunaina are married as per her father's promise. However, Mishra despises the marriage and threatens his brother. Singh tries to balance his job, training, family life and learning sign language on Sunaina's request. Meanwhile, his boss in the office tries to harass him by putting too much work pressure on him. Mishra gets Sunaina's father fired from his job and expels her family out of their home. They go to their ancestral village to live but are held captive by Mishra's goons in his village house. Mishra also breaks his brother's leg.

Later, at Sanjay Kumar's house, both Kumar and Singh are attacked by a mob after being falsely accused of eating beef. Kumar gets seriously injured in the attack and is admitted to an ICU; Singh survives the attack. He then tries to find Sunaina but fails; meanwhile, she is forcefully engaged by Mishra to a crippled businessman for money. Singh fights and qualifies for the final of a national-level tournament. Sunaina and her mother manage to call Singh and tell him about their whereabouts. Singh goes there and rescues Sunaina and her family. Mishra manages to disqualify Singh on health grounds but reinstates him after Singh apologises; Mishra also requires that Singh will have to lose the match and retire from boxing. Singh loses the final match.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Scripting[edit]

Actor Vineet Kumar Singh stated that he was not getting the kind of work he wanted in films, so he decided to write his own script on boxing, as he has a sports background, having been a national-level basketball player and played at six National Games at the mini and sub-junior levels.[2][3] The idea of the film came to Singh based on his observation of the experiences of athletes in the country. He mentions: "I’ve seen lots of stories like this, which stayed with me over the years. I wrote this film because I wanted to play this character and I knew the only way to do that is by writing it myself."[4] Singh wrote the script with his sister, basketball player Mukti Singh Srinet, in 2013 and sought a financier for it.[5][6][7] He looked at the "player's struggles — those who couldn't find their way up because they couldn't land in the officials' good books; the bad conditions they lived, played and practised in".[5] He mentioned a single incident that triggered the script was when he saw his senior, who had won several boxing medals and whose photographs had appeared in the newspaper, was "stealthily porting luggage" at the Varanasi Junction railway station to make ends meet.[5][3] When Singh saw him, he was trying to hide his face behind the luggage. Singh said that the incident "really shook" him because he was also a sportsperson. He took inspiration from the story of some other players who worked as a sweeper or who sold their medals.[3] While he was pitching his script, Singh also worked on his stamina for the role by running, skipping and cardio training for two hours every day.[3] Singh required that he would be the lead actor of this film, but no producer would agree to this.[8]

Development[edit]

Eventually, director Anurag Kashyap learned of the script. He had worked with Singh on three earlier films: Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Bombay Talkies (2013) and Ugly (2014).[4] Kashyap felt that the script was very similar to Rocky (1976) and asked Singh to show him a "Rocky" in India.[6] Kashyap however, found one sequence in the script interesting where the protagonist tries to get a government job.[6] He said that he would make the film on two conditions: that he would change the script a little and that Singh would "need to look like a boxer".[3] For Kashyap, boxing and the case of Narsingh Pancham Yadav, who was accused of doping, prompted him to make the film.[6] Singh said that he knew about the "politics, caste bias and power struggles in sports associations" but the sociopolitical side in the script was developed by Kashyap.[9] To prepare for the role, Singh could only find mixed martial arts fighters in Mumbai, who were expensive. Kashyap connected him to boxer Vijender Singh, who put him in touch with coaches in Patiala.[3] Singh sold off all his belongings for money and left Mumbai the same night for training after Kashyap decided to make the film.[9] The final script was written by Kashyap, Singh, Mukti Singh, K.D.Satyam, Ranjan Chandel and Prasoon Mishra.[10] Anand L. Rai called Kashyap and asked him to direct Manmarziyaan, but Kashyap said he wanted to make Mukkabaaz first. They both agreed to this and decided to co-produce.[11] In July 2017, it was announced that they would be working together on the film.[12]

Casting[edit]

Delhi theatre actress Zoya Hussain makes her feature debut with the film, where she plays a mute girl.[13] Kashyap had wanted to work with her after seeing her film Three and Half Takes, which he liked.[14] To prepare for the role, Hussain spent several months learning non-verbal language and mannerisms from sign language expert Sangeeta Gala.[4] Kashyap said that her disability in the film symbolises the lack of voice of women in her region.[6][7]

Ravi Kishan played the role of Sanjay Kumar, a failed boxer who teaches Shravan Kumar boxing. He was cast by casting director Mukesh Chhabra for the role.[15] Rajesh Tailang was cast in the role of Shravan's father in the film.[16] Jimmy Shergill was cast as the antagonist, Bhagwan Das Mishra, an upper-caste don.[17] Sadhana Singh was also cast in the film.[18] Some real life boxers, such as Neeraj Goyat and Deepak Tanwar, also appear in the film.[19][20]

Filming[edit]

For the preparation, Singh trained boxing at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports.

Kashyap sent his second unit director, Saqib Pandor, to record boxing tournaments on camera, which were recreated as the state tournaments in the film.[6] They witnessed a boxing tournament happening under the tent and without an audience as their own space was occupied.[6] Kashyap also realised that after attending an actual boxing tournament in north India that there was no audience apart from "people in power who decide which boxer should represent the state, and who will not".[21] Kashyap told him not to do the "filmi training" but to become a hardcore boxer.[22][6] There were no boxing choreographers or action directors in the film.[6] The film is set in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh and is inspired by several true incidents.[7] Singh trained for a year to play a boxer by a coach, Anudeep Singh, who was coaching people for free and runs a garage. His story was also used for the research for the film.[21] Singh did not disclose to his coach that he was preparing for a film role.[8] Kashyap also watched several Hollywood films about boxing.[23] The trainers said that Singh was learning boxing at the age when boxers retire.[24] He was trained by several coaches, including Anudeeep Singh and Harpreet Singh, who were a former boxer and coach of the Indian boxing team, respectively.[24] Singh trained for more than 700 days and was injured several times.[24]

Singh's training began at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala, a year before filming.[8][4] During training, he could not see punches coming and took a real beating every day, at one point breaking some ribs. Later, he learned how to counter and defend himself. During filming, he fought with real international-level boxers with no choreography and also broke a rib and his hand.[4][5] Kashyap said that in sports films the actors "expose themselves too much", whereas Singh "just disappeared" in the role.[5] Mukkabaaz also deals with the issue of caste system and cow vigilantism in India.[25][26] It was shot in Bareilly, Varanasi and Lucknow in May 2017.[8][27]

The film was singer-composer Rachita Arora's first film as a composer. She was recommended to Kashyap by Makrand Deshpande. She was doing a play with him and was standing outside a parking lot. Kashyap heard her song and asked her about its composer, to which she said that she had composed it herself. Later, Kashyap signed her for the film.[6] The film was edited by Aarti Bajaj and Ankit Bidyadhar, while Shanker Raman, Rajeev Ravi and Jayesh Nair served as the directors of photography.[10]

Soundtrack[edit]

Mukkabaaz
Soundtrack album by Nucleya, Rachita Arora
Released 4 December 2017 (2017-12-04)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 42:14
Label Eros Music
Producer
Rachita Arora chronology
Newton
(2017)
Mukkabaaz
(2017)
Sacred Games
(2018)
Nucleya chronology
Kapoor & Sons
(2016)
Mukkabaaz
(2017)
High Jack
(2018)

The film's album soundtrack was composed by Rachita Arora with Nucleya composing one song "Paintra".[28] The lyrics were written by Hussain Haidry and Vineet Kumar Singh.[29] One song, "Mushkil Hai Apna Meil Priye", was written by author and politician Sunil Jogi based on his own poem.[30] Another song, "Blonde Balma", was deleted from the film.[31] Singh wrote the lyrics of two songs after Kashyap wanted him to create a "desi rap", similar to the one he had written for Ugly (2014).[2] The album was released on 4 December 2017 under the label Eros Music.[28] The background score was composed by Prashant Pillai.[10] The vocals were provided by Divine, Brijesh Shandilya, Swaroop Khan, Rachita Arora, Dev Arijit, Vijay Arora, Khushboo Raj, Deepak Thakur and Sukhwinder Singh.[28]

The album generally received a positive response. Suanshu Khurana of The Indian Express called it "robust" and cited "Paintra" as "one of the better Hindi raps we've heard in a long time."[32] Debarati S Sen of The Times of India praised the album and wrote: "You are left wondering about what deserves the maximum applaud — the creative music, the intelligent lyrics or the soulful rendition."[33]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Paintra"Vineet Kumar SinghNucleyaDivine3:52
2."Mushkil Hai Apna Meil Priye"Sunil JogiRachita AroraBrijesh Shandilya5:54
3."Paintra" (Extended Version)Vineet Kumar SinghNucleyaDivine3:52
4."Bahut Hua Samman"Hussain HaidryRachita AroraSwaroop Khan4:33
5."Bahut Dukha Mann"Hussain HaidryRachita AroraRachita Arora & Dev Arijit4:40
6."Chhipkali"Hussain HaidryRachita AroraVijay Arora3:28
7."Saade Teen Baje"Hussain HaidryRachita AroraKhushboo Raj3:28
8."Adhura Main"Vineet Kumar SinghVineet Kumar SinghDeepak Thakur2:57
9."Bahut Hua Samman" (EDM Version)Hussain HaidryRachita AroraSwaroop Khan, Rap: Jaspreet Jasz5:18
10."Haathapai"Hussain HaidryRachita AroraSukhwinder Singh4:13
Total length:42:14
Deleted Song
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
11."Blonde Balma"Hussain HaidryRachita AroraKalpana Patowary03:27

Release and response[edit]

Mukkabaaz had its premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and was also screened at the 2017 MAMI Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation.[34][35] A 21-second-long audio teaser was released on 7 July 2017 with the voice of Ravi Kishan.[36] It was followed by a poster launch on 7 December 2017, which showed Singh lying inside a boxing ring with blood on his face.[37] The official trailer was released the same day.[38] The film was earlier scheduled to release on 10 November 2017, but was moved to 12 January 2018.[12][39] Mukkabaaz was released alongside Kaalakaandi and 1921 on around 1100 screens across the country.[40][41] A special screening was held for the cast and crew before the theatrical release.[42] The film is also available in DVD format.[43]

Critical reception[edit]

Mukkabaaz received mostly positive review from critics with particular praise for Singh's performance.[44] Rajeev Masand gave a positive response and said, "[..] populated by characters that are authentic and rooted firmly in the landscape, the film sees Kashyap on solid ground." He, however, felt the film was "overlong and occasionally rambling".[45] Priyadarshini Patwa from MensXP.com wrote: "This new rendition brings together a cocktail mixed with the right amount of punches that keeps you hooked to the story."[46] Anirudh Bhattacharya of Outlook felt the film was a "little heftier" and said, "..but this isn't Raging Bull, it's just rocky."[47] Raja Sen called it Kashyap's best film, made with "vintage filmi sensibility but highly modern skills". He also praised Singh for a "tremendous performance, not least because of his staggeringly authentic physicality".[48] Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times commended both Hussain's and Singh's performances and said that she is "at the lack of words, but her eyes are not" and had a "performance we all will cherish for years". Vats also called it "the best film in last one year or so."[49]

Renuka Vyavahare of The Times of India cited the film as a "total knockout" and wrote: "The not-just-a-boxing film must not be missed as it puts forth a message that's most relevant in today's world."[50] Namrata Joshi of The Hindu wrote: "This is in no way a celebration of sports but a hard-nosed look at the rampant corruption, nepotism and casteist politics at the core of games, and life in general, especially their centrality in Uttar Pradesh."[51] Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV praised the performances of Hussain and Zoya and the treatment of cow vigilantism and wrote: "Watch it because it is one of the more important films to have come out of the Mumbai movie industry in recent times."[52]

Anupama Chopra praised Singh's physical transformation as well as the "internal transformation". She expressed her concern for the runtime of the film that "just wears you down".[53] Mayank Shekhar wrote: "Mukkabaaz marks Kashyap's fab return to a realm he understands and expresses best -- with all its flaws, angst and humour, Tarantino-esque pop-culture references, making it all as distressing as it is frickin' fun and real."[54] Shilpa Jamkhandikar of Reuters said that the film "tries to land too many punches, and in doing so, misses the mark."[55] Rachit Gupta of Filmfare felt it was Kashyap's "most mature film to date" with "bits of Rocky, On the Waterfront and a whole lot of Romeo & Juliet".[56] Nandini Uday Bhatia of Mint called it a "bracing start to the movie year" that is "overstuffed, enjoyable and urgent".[57]

On the contrary, Sreehari Nair of Rediff.com felt the film tried to cover too many issues and called it a "minor Anurag Kashyap film" that "aims low and hits."[58] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express said that the "punches land in exactly the right place" when caste discrimination is addressed in the film. She also felt that the "film falters when it slips into melodrama".[59] Tanul Thakur of The Wire wrote: "Mukkabaaz fails to go beyond the surface of caste realities."[60]

Among the overseas reviewers, Deborah Young of The Hollywood Reporter, giving a positive response, wrote: "Energetic, cinematic, political and not just for sports fans."[61] David D'Archy of Screen International mentioned in his review: "Kashyap manages to pack caste inequality, corruption and a triumph over disability into a romantic melodrama built around the boxing ring."[62] Wendy Ide called the film an example of "gritty, grubby film-making" with "robustly filthy" dialogues, the violence "unflinching and the music loaded with innuendo".[63] Mike McCahill of The Guardian called it "a heavy-hitting social critique disguised as a rock 'em–sock 'em sports movie."[64]

Box office[edit]

Mukkabaaz earned 82 lakh (US$110,000) in its first day of release and 1.51 crore (US$210,000) on its second day.[65] It collected a total of 4.04 crore (US$560,000) in its first weekend and 6.75 crore (US$940,000) in its first week.[66][67] The film's opening was slow but the collections increased after positive word of mouth.[68] Mukkabaaz earned a total of 10.51 crore (US$1.5 million) over its theatrical run.[1]

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