Netflix Pick: Mardaani (2014)



A cop’s search for a missing teenage girl leads her to the depraved world of child trafficking. What follows is a cat-and-mouse game between the fearless cop and a ruthless mafia kingpin.

I’m not entirely sure why, but I have never sat and watched a Bollywood film before. They always seem very entertaining, aside from the musical numbers, but my dislike for that applies regardless of the country the film comes from. I’d chalk it up to simply not knowing where to begin – it can be quite intimidating. Luckily, Netflix is on hand to make suggestions, and ‘International Thriller’ Mardaani was put forward; quite different to the cheesy action movies or extensive but glamourous 4 hour sing-a-longs I had always associated with respect to Bollywood movies.

The film follows a police officer, Shivani Shivaji Roy played by Rani Mukerji, who while searching for a lost orphan of whom she has been looking after, uncovers something…

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