Tense communal atmosphere–we see visuals of a vermillion colour flag and temples; we see victims of a bomb blast, newspaper clips from the morning after.
A misguided muslim youth (Prateik Babbar), who has got involved with terrorist activities.
Cops (led by Rajat Kapoor) are on a hunt. The youth’s family is targeted. The patriarch (Rishi Kapoor) would have to prove to the court their innocence, with help from feisty female lawyer (Taapsee Pannu). A bigoted lawyer (Ashutosh Rana), whose every argument is coloured by communal prejudice.
Anubhav Sinha’s Mulk seem well-intentioned, but is it going to be one of those movies that equate a ‘good’ Muslim with a ‘true’ patriot? At one point, Kapoor tells one of his muslim neighbours that in order to put an end to being called ‘Pakistani’, maybe some of them should stop bursting crackers when Pakistan wins in cricket.
Produced by Deepak Mukut & Anubhav Sinha, the film will release on 3 August.
Watch the trailer here: