In 1990s Mumbai, a crime boss and his network wield unchecked power over the city – until the rise of ‘encounter cops’ who brazenly kill their targets.
9 / 10
I liked it.
Growing up in India, we used to hear about these cops in the media. They were in fact like heroes and we used to think nobody could touch them. Mumbai was in a pretty bad shape in the late eighties and early nineties. The gangsters had taken Mumbai for granted treating it like their headquarters of operations without being checked. The extortion from the businesses was costing millions in losses in form of tax revenues for the govt. These cops did what was needed to he done. Cleaned Mumbai out. Mumbai still has it s problems, but no one is scared to roam the streets of Mumbai anymore. It’s because of these encounter cops! I love how this doco has tried to take an unbiased view on these cops, but it’s clear to the viewer what side they’re on. Well made doco, with long interviews, great background score and factual reporting. The annoying media, the Human rights view is also well portrayed and how they became a thorn in the side for the cops who were trying to clean up Mumbai. Solid 9/10.