3 Deewarein

3 Deewarein


In the notorious Musheerabad prison three men await the executioner’s rope when naïve reporter, Chandrika (Juhi Chawla) enters their lives.

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In the notorious Musheerabad prison three men await the executioner’s rope when naïve reporter, Chandrika (Juhi Chawla) enters their lives. As she tries to unravel a mystery involving the three Death Row prisoners — Jaggu (Jackie Shroff), a lawyer accused of murdering his wife, Nagya, (Nageesh Kukunoor) an angry young man who proclaims his innocence and Ishaan (Naseeruddin Shah), a petty thief and natural charmer who believes he can con his way out of prison, she uncovers more evidence everything is not as it seems inside this world within a world… With echoes of “The Shawshank Redemption” comes this new mystery with a doozy of a twist and an edge of the seat finale!


Runtime: 102 minutes
Format: 1:85 Flat (35MM)
Sound: Dolby SR
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Thriller
Language: English, Hindii
Country: INDIA


Directed by: Nageesh Kukunoor
Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Juhi Chawla, Nageesh Kukunoor


Best Actor, Best Actress — Zee Cine Awards
• Best Supporting Actress — Screen Weekly Awards
• Best Film — Screen Weekly Awards
• Best Screenplay — Film Fare Awards
• Official Selection — Manilla Film Festival
• Official Selection — Brussels Film Festival
• Official Selection — Mumbia Film Festival
• Official Selection — Manchester Commonwealth Film Festival

“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

“A good film with solid acting. Juhi Chawla is luminescent and a breakthrough discovery.”
• Sanjay Shah — BollyVista

“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”, 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

“…Naseeruddin Shah shows why he is one of India’s best actors. Adding layers of emotion and subtlety to his character, he makes the audience feel for Ishaan right from his very first scene. But 3 Deewarein ultimately belongs to writer-director Kukunoor, tightly written and well-directed. Bollywood could do with more like him.”
• Anjum — Rediff