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TIFF 2017: Mukkabaaz tries to do too much and fails to score clear knockout

The biggest letdown is Jimmy Shergill, who plays Sunaina's villainous uncle and Singh's first coach

Indira Kannan 

Mukkabaaz, or The Brawler, as it was titled for its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this month, is a story from Vineet Kumar Singh’s heart. The actor, who makes his debut as a leading man with this film, and is also credited as one of the scriptwriters, recalled in an interview at TIFF that he had written the script over three years ago and had been desperately seeking a producer.

The story arrived at TIFF 2017 as an Anurag Kashyap film, complete with raw, edgy characters, dark, earthy humour, salty dialogues, catchy music and lots of action. A bit ...

First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 23:27 IST
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