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The Brawler (2017)

Mukkabaaz (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Sport | 12 January 2018 (USA)
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A boxer struggles to make his mark in the boxing world.

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Anurag Kashyap

Writers:

Anudeep Singh (story), Anurag Kashyap | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Viineet Kumar ... Shravan (as Vineet Kumar Singh)
Jimmy Sheirgill ... Bhagwandas Mishra
Zoya Hussain ... Sunaina
Ravi Kishan ... Sanjay Kumar
Rajesh Tailang ... Vijay Singh
Shreedhar Dubey Shreedhar Dubey ... Gopal Tiwari
Sadhana Singh ... Meera
Shakti Kumar Shakti Kumar ... Bhatia
Chittaranjan Tripathy Chittaranjan Tripathy ... Krishna Kant Yadav
Sukhesh Mishra Sukhesh Mishra ... Gopal Das
Shikha Chauhan Shikha Chauhan ... Guddi
Abhay Joshi Abhay Joshi ... Inspector
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Special Appearance - Mushkil Hai Apna Meil Priye song
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Syed Firdaus Syed Firdaus ... Mohan
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Storyline

A boxer (Shravan) belonging to upper cast, trains at a gym controlled by a local Don (Bhagwan Das Mishra). Shravan falls for Mishra's niece (Sunaina). The Don does not approve of this match because of previous scuffle between Bhagwan and Shravan. Shravan strives to win Sunaina's hand in marriage and becomes a successful boxer while trying to avoid retaliation from the Don. Written by iakhtar33380

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brawler See more »

Filming Locations:

Bareilly, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,808, 14 January 2018

Gross USA:

$75,929

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,515
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Trivia

Kashyap sent his second unit director Saqib Pandor), to record boxing tournaments on camera and the state tournament shown in the film is recreation of actual tournaments they had recorded on camera. They witnessed a boxing tournament happening under the tent and without an audience because their own space was occupied by something else and other boxers who sit and watch them. He also realized 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. Kashyap then told Singh to train himself and he started training in Mumbai. Kashyap told him not to do the "filmi training" but to become a hardcore boxer. There are no boxing choreographers, action directors in the film. Singh was trained for a year to play the boxer's role by a coach, Anudeep Singh, who was coaching people for free and runs a garage for money. He told Kashyap that he wanted to be a boxer but he could not play. These stories were also used for the research of the film. Singh did not disclose that he was preparing for a role in film to his coach See more »

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Featured in The Film Review: Episode dated 12 January 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Bahut Hua Samman
(EDM Version)
lyrics by Hussain Haidry
music by Rachita Arora
performed by Swaroop Khan
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Solid punch from Anurag for the audience
13 January 2018 | by prafullasrivastavSee all my reviews

Mukkabaaz is full entertainment package of performance, direction, music, dialogue and message for society. Hats off to Anurag Kashyap (director) (undefined) for sport drama with social issue. Script include Caste discrimination, Beef issue, Bharat Mata ki jai Issue, Struggle in the area of sport, Passion and Love. Dialogues were witty and full of punches e.g. Inki Bidi ka tambakoo khatm ho gaya hain(His cigaretts without Tabocco) and Hum UP ke Mike Tyson hain (I am Mike Tyson of UP). Vineet Kumar Singh mesmerized audience with spell-bounding performance. Debut-ant Zoya Hussain (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Zoya_Hussain&action=edit&redlink=1) brilliantly act through expressions. Jimmy Sheirgill another big pillar of this cinema who showcase evilness. Ravi Kishan and Shree Dhar Dubey (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Shree_Dhar_Dubey&action=edit&redlink=1) have delivered strong supporting performance. Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Bollywood Film Actor) (undefined) 's guest appearance was catchy. Music was raw and really impressive as Rachita Arora's first music direction in the Bollywood. "Mushkil Hai Apna Meil Priye", "Paintra" and "Bahut Hua Samman" were unique and great one songs.


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