Mukkabaaz will impress you at many levels. The brilliant storyline is just one of them. The director is another factor, but what impresses you most about the movie is that Mukkabaaz displays the battles of an individual both on the personal and societal front without any sugar coat. Probably, Vineet Kumar Singh could portray it so well because he has fought a lot in the personal front to reach where he is now.
A promising boxer challenges and poses a threat to the unperturbed world of supremacy of the local goon and boxing promoter Bhagwandas Mishra aka Jimmy Sheirgill. Vineet Kumar Singh who plays the role of the protagonist Shravan is more of a threat to Bhagwandas because he has fallen in love with his Brahmin niece Sunaina. Plus, his self-belief and his faith in his own abilities do not go well with the local goon.
Shravan faces politics at every level and when Mukkabaaz decides to launch severe attack on the hypocrisy of the system, all hell break loose. Although the film is a bit lengthy, it is still worth a watch especially because Vineet has done a fantastic job. It is clearly evident that Singh’s rigorous regime as the boxer make him absolutely appropriate for the role. Shravan with all his ideologies is an absolute misfit. His anger which may seem aimless at times actually speaks loads about his grit and determination. He is a mukkabaaz and no one can make him bow down.
If there is anyone who has supported Vineet in the movie, it has to be Ravi Kishen, his coach. As he trains Vineet, he remembers his own oppressed childhood and that drives him ferociously to train the mukkabaaj harder. This movie is a harsh reminder than casteism is quite rampant in all over India. Anurag Kashayp has again shown that he is not here to make polished movies. He is here to disclose the truth and the more hard-hitting it is, the better.