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Three Walls (2003)

3 Deewarein (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 1 August 2003 (India)
The story of a documentary movie-maker who films the reformation story of three hardened criminals within the prison walls - and in the process, finds redemption in her own life.

Director:

Nagesh Kukunoor

Writer:

Nagesh Kukunoor
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Cast

Credited cast:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Ishaan Mirza
Jackie Shroff ... Jaggu (Jagdish Prasad)
Juhi Chawla ... Chandrika
Nagesh Kukunoor ... Naagya
Gulshan Grover ... Mohan Kumar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suresh Gera Suresh Gera ... Doctor
Elahe Hiptoola Elahe Hiptoola ... Smriti Prasad
Vikram Inamdar Vikram Inamdar
Ayesha Jalil Ayesha Jalil ... Nagya's Mom
Aditya Lakhia
Sujata Mehta Sujata Mehta ... Jaggu's Wife
Sanjay Sharma Sanjay Sharma ... Ishaan's Lawyer
Shri Vallabh Vyas ... Chandrika's husband
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Storyline

Reporter, Chandrika wants to film a documentary on the life of prisoners and thus seeks permission from Jailer, Mohan Kumar to conduct a study on three prisoners that are soon to be hang - a qualify lawyer, Jagdish Prasad alias Jaggu, guilty of knifing his unfaithful wife multiple times to death, Ishaan Mirza, a con-man, guilty of shooting a pregnant bank teller to death while Naagya causes the death of his wife by pushing her in the midst of a running vehicle. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1 August 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Deewarein (3 Walls) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Chandrika: Just because you can't get it up...
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References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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Don't Tear Down This Wall
20 December 2006 | by juliankennedy23See all my reviews

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.


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