Reviews

  • Jul 01, 2017

    3 Walls: 7 out of 10: My first reaction was that Indian prisons are really nice. Honestly I went to a couple of sleep away camps in my youth and suffered more hardships than these prisoners. Sure the prison has sexual assault, loss of freedom and death but I am definitely sticking to my analogy. This is my first real Bollywood film and since there are no musical numbers or dancing or romance I am under the impression that the film isn't typical. This is straight forward human drama with very good dialogue and a surprisingly twisted and adult story. The film concerns three prisoners who are scheduled to hang. One is angry and proclaims his innocence, one refuses to accept guilt for his crime and the last is so racked with guilt he cannot wait for the noose to be drawn. Into their lives comes a female filmmaker with some baggage of her own. The movie is about the four characters interactions and how justice is eventually done despite long odds and corruption. While you may have some Shawshank Redemption flashbacks during the film the movie really has its own story and feel. The acting is good across the board and the production values are excellent. This would be a well made film in any nation.

    3 Walls: 7 out of 10: My first reaction was that Indian prisons are really nice. Honestly I went to a couple of sleep away camps in my youth and suffered more hardships than these prisoners. Sure the prison has sexual assault, loss of freedom and death but I am definitely sticking to my analogy. This is my first real Bollywood film and since there are no musical numbers or dancing or romance I am under the impression that the film isn't typical. This is straight forward human drama with very good dialogue and a surprisingly twisted and adult story. The film concerns three prisoners who are scheduled to hang. One is angry and proclaims his innocence, one refuses to accept guilt for his crime and the last is so racked with guilt he cannot wait for the noose to be drawn. Into their lives comes a female filmmaker with some baggage of her own. The movie is about the four characters interactions and how justice is eventually done despite long odds and corruption. While you may have some Shawshank Redemption flashbacks during the film the movie really has its own story and feel. The acting is good across the board and the production values are excellent. This would be a well made film in any nation.

  • Sep 29, 2016

    In this crime drama directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, a young filmmaker records the stories of three convicts on death row, each with a different outlook on their dire situation. Juhi Chawla gives a very good performance in her role as Chandrika, the young person who wants to make a documentary about three prisoners who are friends. She does, and as it goes along, she forms a bond with each of them. Jackie Shroff, Nagesh Kukunoor and Naseeruddin Shah all give very good performances in their respective roles as the inmates Jaggu, Nagya and Ishaan - Jaggu is a lawyer and poet, Nagya is a man angry with the whole word and Ishaan is a happy-go-lucky man. Gulshan Gover is good in his role as Mohan, the custodian who keeps guard the three prisoners in jail. The direction from Kukunoor is good because he allows a good pace to happen throughout, while he also keeps a tense atmosphere happening as well - this will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat. The script is well written by the director and the movie won the Filmfare Award for Best Story. Another thing which works well with the film is the very colourful costumes on Chawla - these suit her very well. Overall, this is one very decent film from Kukunoor, who does a terrific job directing and starring in the same film, while Chawla arguably gives the best performance in the movie. But all the cast are good.

    In this crime drama directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, a young filmmaker records the stories of three convicts on death row, each with a different outlook on their dire situation. Juhi Chawla gives a very good performance in her role as Chandrika, the young person who wants to make a documentary about three prisoners who are friends. She does, and as it goes along, she forms a bond with each of them. Jackie Shroff, Nagesh Kukunoor and Naseeruddin Shah all give very good performances in their respective roles as the inmates Jaggu, Nagya and Ishaan - Jaggu is a lawyer and poet, Nagya is a man angry with the whole word and Ishaan is a happy-go-lucky man. Gulshan Gover is good in his role as Mohan, the custodian who keeps guard the three prisoners in jail. The direction from Kukunoor is good because he allows a good pace to happen throughout, while he also keeps a tense atmosphere happening as well - this will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat. The script is well written by the director and the movie won the Filmfare Award for Best Story. Another thing which works well with the film is the very colourful costumes on Chawla - these suit her very well. Overall, this is one very decent film from Kukunoor, who does a terrific job directing and starring in the same film, while Chawla arguably gives the best performance in the movie. But all the cast are good.

  • Aug 24, 2014

    It's alright. Different your average Indian movie..nothing extraordinary.

    It's alright. Different your average Indian movie..nothing extraordinary.

  • Apr 06, 2012

    One of India's finest films.

    One of India's finest films.

  • Jul 21, 2011

    When I was searching for this Movie in a site, there was a comment about it by a user which tells " This is the movie of the time when Nagesh Kukunoor used to make Good movies".

    When I was searching for this Movie in a site, there was a comment about it by a user which tells " This is the movie of the time when Nagesh Kukunoor used to make Good movies".

  • Mar 14, 2010

    Not entirely original but a good film nonetheless..except for a few loose ends i found this one to be one of the better crime films from India.

    Not entirely original but a good film nonetheless..except for a few loose ends i found this one to be one of the better crime films from India.

  • Jan 10, 2010

    VERY ORIGINAL, INTENSE MOVIE FROM NAGESH KUKUNOOR.

    VERY ORIGINAL, INTENSE MOVIE FROM NAGESH KUKUNOOR.

  • Dec 03, 2009

    its Good..I felt a little bit of Shawshank Redemption in places.The story is a bit unbelievable though

    its Good..I felt a little bit of Shawshank Redemption in places.The story is a bit unbelievable though

  • Jul 07, 2009

    An Indian woman decides to make a documentary about three men who are on death row because each has killed a woman. An interesting movie that has a surprise ending as we discover that all the characters' personal stories intertwine.

    An Indian woman decides to make a documentary about three men who are on death row because each has killed a woman. An interesting movie that has a surprise ending as we discover that all the characters' personal stories intertwine.

  • Apr 22, 2009

    Caught it on the telly last night - original, intelligent cinema and a delicious lil' twisted ending. We need more such movies to be made here.

    Caught it on the telly last night - original, intelligent cinema and a delicious lil' twisted ending. We need more such movies to be made here.