India Lockdown Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

India Lockdown Movie Review: For his accurate depictions of real-life characters on screen, Madhur Bhandarkar is well-known. He consistently strives to base his films on real-life people and their challenges with daily living. In 2020, just following the pandemic, he began filming the movie “India Lockdown.” Zee5 is now offering this movie for streaming, at long last. Let’s examine this film in detail to see whether it is another Madhur Bhandarkar production that is worth seeing because it is based on true events.


India Lockdown Movie Review


The main characters of India Lockdown are migrant workers Madhav & Phoolmati, sex worker Mehrunissa, father M Nageshwar Rao, and air hostess Moon Alves. The main theme of this film is how these characters’ lives were impacted when the government of India imposed a lockdown on the nation.

Cast & Crew

Prateik Babbar, Sai Tamhankar, Shweta Basu Prasad, Aahana Kumar, Prakash Belawadi, and Zarin Shihab are among the cast members of the film India Lockdown. Madhur Bhandarkar is the film’s director, and Madhur Bhandarkar and Renu Bhandarkar are its producers. Keiko Nakahara and Palash Das are in charge of the cinematography.

Movie Name India Lockdown
Director Madhur Bhandarkar
Music Director Javed Shaikh
Producer Renu Bhandarkar & Madhur Bhandarkar
Genre Drama
Cast Prateik Babbar, Sai Tamhankar, Shweta Basu Prasad, Aahana Kumar, Prakash Belawadi, Zarin Shihab
Cinematography Palash Das & Keiko Nakahara


Filmmakers have produced a large number of films, television shows, and short films about the difficulties and circumstances faced by Indians after the outbreak. Similar movies like India Lockdown attempted to depict how hard it was for people from various backgrounds to survive the pandemic. However, all of the stories from this film have already been featured in a number of other films and television shows in various languages. The only saving grace of this movie is the story of Prateik Babbar and Sai Tamhankar, as this section of the movie does a good job of showing the struggle of people trying to return to their hometown after migrating to cities for a living. Although the film included some excellent performances, the audience has already seen a number of similar films, therefore the script and production have little impact.

Prateik Babbar gave a superb performance as Madhav and seems extremely comfortable in the role. Sai Tamhankar is excellent in her role as Prateik’s wife, and her on-screen presence is a plus. In the role of sex prostitute Mehrunissa, Shweta Basu Prasad performed admirably. In his role as a father who is trapped in another city and attempting to contact his daughter, Prakash Belawadi was impressive. Aahana Kumar, Zarin Shihab, and all other actors performed their roles to the story’s specifications admirably.

The visual quality of the film India Lockdown is mediocre. This movie’s music and background soundtrack are subpar and have no noticeable effect on the scenes. The film has very average-looking cinematography by Palash Das and Keiko Nakahara, with some overly saturated colors. The film’s production values are standard.

After directing the mediocre film “Babli Bouncer” earlier this year, Madhur Bhandarkar again fell flat with “India Lockdown.” Despite the film’s noble intentions to depict Indians’ struggles during the pandemic, scenes based on these events lacked the emotional resonance necessary for an audience connection.

The film India Lockdown is generally entertaining, but as a whole, it lacks a relatable sense of interest and emotion.

Plus Points:

  • Performances
  • Few emotional scenes

Minus Points:

  • Routine scenes
  • Boring narration

Rating: 2.5/5

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