Filmmakers like Hansal Mehta, David Dhawan and Madhur Bhandarkar attended a special screening of Madaari organised by Irrfan Khan, Nishikant Kamat and Jackky Bhagnani, ahead of its release on 22 July.
The filmmakers were all praise for the Irrfan Khan-starrer socio-drama.
"I think it is a phenomenal film. I think subjects like these and films like these are the need of the hour. We need sensible films that can wake this sleeping country with its story," Mehta said.
Madaari, directed by Nishikant Kamat, is a story of the plight of a common man and his fight against the system. The film features Irrfan Khan in the role of a man who has lost his son in a tragedy.
"Nishikant is a very good friend and a good filmmaker. Irrfan is a very talented actor... I am very happy that the film is in news and I am sure it will be a great watch for viewers," Bhandarkar said.
Dhawan, who usually makes comedy films, also appreciated the movie. "It was outstanding. I enjoyed it. Nishikant is a very competent director. The film is very good and gripping. The hero is very good the kid is very good... The script is very good. The editing is also fantastic... You don't come to know what is going to happen. Irrfan is always good and works with a lot of sincerity. He is a commercial actor and doesn't bore you," he said.
The screening, held on 19 July, was also attended by the attended by the likes of Homi Adajania, Dinesh Vijan, Sudhir Mishra, Anubhav Sinha, Navdeep Singh, Tanuja Chandra, Ashoke Pandit, Kartik Aaryan, Rahul Bhat, Jackky Bhagnani and singer Sukhwinder Singh - among others.
Irrfan was nervous about the reactions to the film. "I am a bit cautious and a bit scared. I would want to talk only once the film releases. When directors are there I am a bit nervous, otherwise I have an idea that the film will touch people. (So far) We have got a very warm response and we have come to know that it is touching people," he said.