The Brawler


Anurag Kashyap delivers a knockout thriller in this gripping tale of a boxer who must make an impossible choice between his two passions.


Dir Anurag Kashyap
Prod Aanand L Rai, Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena, Anurag Kashyap
Scr Anurag Kashyap, Vineet Kumar Singh, Mukti Singh Srinet, KD Satyam, Ranjan Chandel, Prasoon Mishra
With Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kissan
Sales Stray Dogs

A young and talented Indian boxer dreams of being champion, but is knocked sideways when he falls for the niece of the man blocking his road to success. The acclaimed director of Gangs of Wasseypur delivers another knock-out with his new feature. Talented boxer Shravan trains relentlessly to achieve his dream of becoming a champion. But things go awry when he falls in love with strong-minded Sunaina, niece of the head of the state boxing federation. Despite beatings and threats, Shravan is determined to marry Sunaina. However, it is conditional on his winning the boxing championship and securing his future. That seems unlikely with Sunaina’s uncle blocking his every move. It looks like he will have to choose between his career and the woman he loves. Vineet Singh’s charismatic performance and Anurag Kashyap’s thrilling cocktail of street fights, bawdy ballads and punchy females ensures The Brawler hits home with every entertaining blow.

Cary Rajinder Sawhney