Cast: Vineet Kumar Singh, Rajesh Tailang, Jimmy Shergill, Shreedhar Dubey, Zoya Hussain
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Rating: Four stars
A boxing melodrama, Mukkabaaz refuses to be boxed in. It is at its best when the gloves are off. That is when it throws well-targeted hooks at the unbridled brutalities of the baddie – a ruthless custodian of upper-caste privilege who runs the Bareilly district boxing federation at his own whims and fancies – and, by extension, at the toxic forces that the thuggish MLC and his henchmen represent.