4.5 Excellent

Maqbool

Lots of people has seen the movie “Omkara” and liked it. One thing many people don’t know is that the director of Omkara, Vishal Bharadwaj, has also made a very good movie before Omkara which was Maqbool from 2004. Maqbool has a cast which isn’t so huge so the movie got unnoticed among public. Despite this, Maqbool is a classical piece of product from Bollywood. The story is actually inspired from one of William Shakespeare’s works, which also was case for Omkara. The movie is set in gangster/under world in Mumbai, which is nothing new in itself. The movie is actually different from many other under world movie, and focuses extensively on characters. The screenplay was also very good and the climax was beautifully executed.

Irfan Khan, Tabu and father of well known Shahid Kapoor; Pankaj Kapoor have all done a good job in the movie and portrayed powerful roles. The chemistry between Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri creates comic atmosphere.