3 Walls is the saga of three prisoners, Jaggu, a lawyer who seeks solace in the verses of his poetry, poetry that is the essence of his being. Nagya, a man aggrieved with the world, and Ishaan, a natural charmer, for whom life means sheer freedom. The three develop a special bond in prison; becoming friends for the uncertain span of time that fate holds for them. Mohan is the prison warden, who strongly believes in holistic reformation and perceives prisons as home to prisoners and not as cages for animals. Enter Chandrika, a documentary filmmaker wanting to make a film on these three convicts. As the documentary progresses, a bond begins to evolve between Chandrika and the three men... And With this bond unfolds an inexplicable series of EVENTS, that leads to an edge of the seat finale…
A doozy of a twist (actually, three in one) that is ripe for outright theft by some Yank filmmaking fan of Indian cinema. Sure to stir audiences interest. --Robert Koehler, Variety
He s different, he s creative, and he s daring. Ladies and gentlemen Nagesh Kukunoor is back with the year s best Hindi film yet. 3 Deewarein aka 3 Walls, which will touch you, humor you, anger you, and most of all it will entertain you all the way. A strong screenplay, brilliant performances, and sensitive direction are the three strong walls within which lies a riveting story of coincidence, friendship, and hope. --Vijay Ramanan, Planet Bollywood
Though certain scenes take definite inspiration from The Shawshank Redemption, Indian audiences will view its intelligent adaptation. This is Nagesh Kukunoor s best film and he only seems to be getting better. The effervescent Naseeruddin Shah is a natural scene-stealer and one can also applaud the fact that there is no attempt to make the viewer sing, dance or sympathize with the convicts or their fate. --MTV India
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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.