Ungli: A Synopsis

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UNGLI, directed by Rensil D’Dilva is set to release on November 28th, (November 27th in the USP). The black comedy-drama brings together an all-star cast including Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Randeep Hooda, Sanjay Dutt, and Neha Dhupia in a fast-paced thriller that gives the middle finger to corruption across India.

First the trailer

14oct_Ungli-Poster02Now the story:
Abhay (a crime journalist), Maya ( a medical intern), Goti (a computer hardware specialist) and Kalim ( the owner of a garage) are four friends. They began their friendship when they met at a gym, run by their trainer Ricky.

Over the period of a couple of years, all five of them have become a close knit gang. Then one day, Ricky is run over by a young man called Anshuman Dayal. Dayal was drinking and driving, but since his father was a fixer for the police, Anshuman Dayal got away scott-free. The police refused to register an FIR. And when they did, they intimidated the witnesses to the accident. In the process, they made sure the witnesses turned hostile in court.

When the friends find that the system is too corrupt to give them justice, they go into a deep depression.

To make things worse, they find that their friend Ricky is now in a coma after the accident, and there is no hope of ever getting him justice. Ricky is just another victim of the corrupt system that runs India.

However, the four friends decide to do something about it. They train and get in peak physical form. And they become vigilantes. By day they are ordinary citizen of the country. By night, they don masks and turn the tables against the very corrupt system that created them.

They kidnap and take government babus to task. They teach a lesson to the Head of the RTO. They shame the Head of the BMC. And they even take on the might of the police.

They do all this in a manner which makes fun of these departments and officials. And they call themselves: UNGLI GANG.

What’s unique about Ungli Gang is the fact that they record all their misdeeds on handicam and then send the tapes to news channels. They even upload them on Youtube and the net.

In the process, Ungli Gang becomes the darling of the masses. And most importantly, the youth of this nation. In online polls they are ranked very high indeed. And for the citizens of a country who encounter bribes, corruption and harassment on a daily basis…these four are seen as saviours.

14oct_Ungli-Poster01However, the Police Commissioner is not amused. He is being pressurised by the Chief Minister and the Government to put an end to these vigilantes who have taken the law into their own hands. Faced with a declining law an order situation in Mumbai, The Commissioner of Mumbai Police sets up a Task Force headed by the non nonsense, ACP Kale.
Kale is honest to a fault. Ironically, his honesty has been the reason why people within the police department shun him. He is often transferred to the most remote and back of beyond places.

ACP Kale takes on the case and begins to track down Ungli Gang. However, he soon finds that Ungli Gang is not a normal kind of criminal. The four people behind Ungli Gang, he reasons are young, familiar with technology and medicine, and most of all they use their minds to outwit the police.

Kale realises he needs someone who acts and thinks just like them.

Enter, brash, young cop: Nikhil Abhyankar.

Nikhil Abhyankar is a cop who is bored with being a cop. He has a razor sharp mind and thinks almost like a criminal. But he uses his mind to pull pranks on his seniors. He has been transferred from department to department, and he always ends up in trouble. The only reason he is still on the force is the fact that his father was an exemplary officer, who died in the line of duty.

Kale thinks Nikhil has just the kind of mind to help him nab, Ungli Gang. He enlists Nikhil for the job and Nikhil slowly devices a plan to infiltrate Ungli Gang.

However, when Nikhil enters Ungli Gang and begins to understand and relate to Abhay, Maya, Kalim and Goti, he finds that he cannot catch them and hand them over to Kale and the Police. He has begun to empathise with them…since they have become his friends. Moreover, he begins to see that their actions have led to a fall in corruption.
When Nikhil tells this to Kale and refuses to divulge who Ungli Gang’s members are, or where they are hiding, Kale and Nikhil become adversaries.

How Nikhil, brings Ungli Gang and Kale together. And how he turns these two parties on the corrupt Police Force, to bring it down, makes up the rest of the story….

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