Maqbool , a 2003 Indian film is based on William Shakespeare's Macbeth and with Mumbai underworld as its backdrop. Maqbool (Irfan Khan) is the right-hand man of Jahangir Khan (alias Abba Ji) (Pankaj Kapoor), a powerful underworld don. Maqbool is grateful and feels a close connection and personal indebtedness to Abba Ji. The movie gains pace with two corrupt police-men (played by Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah) predicting that Maqbool would soon take over the reins of the Mumbai Underworld from Abba Ji. These two thus play a role akin to the three witches in the original play.Wikipedia
Audience Reviews for Maqbool
'Maqbool' is a compellingly made, competently acted and skilled film about love, loss and faith which transcends the boundaries of religious politics. Vishal Bharadwaj stages this quietly moving drama with such affecting touch that you feel a punch on your gut.
This gripping, taut and brisk gangster thriller that, despite the reading of Shakespearean drama 'Macbeth', shall intrigue you and leave you with a hollow mouth and an empty stomach. The only fault with the film is that it's awfully long. But that's only fault in this almost classic.
Watch it for the fresh performances, particularly by the heart-stealing Irfan Khan and a confident Tabu, the soul-stirring Pankaj Kapoor and the directorial craft of it's storyteller Vishal Bharadwaj.
0March 24, 20