Qaidi Band

Synopsis: A riveting tale of undertrials who are brought together to form a band in jail for a social event. As their popularity grows through social media, they use their music to protest against jail authorities & the Indian judicial system. Eventually, when all hope fades, music becomes their only hope but will it set them free?
Genre: Drama, Music
Director(s): Habib Faisal
Production: Yash Raj Films
119 min


This is Machang Lalung.

mm year 1951

Machang Lahmg from Assam

...was arrested for grievous assault.

At that time he was 23 years old.

To determine whether

he was guilty or innocent...

he Went through a court-tum

Unable to get bail. M achang

was imprisoned as an undertrial.

W Machang was proved guHty

...he would've been imprisoned

for a maximum of 1U years.

but m:
court case

Went on for 54 years

For 54 years Machang stayed mam

as an undertnm

Vwhile India continued to progress...

Tram passenger hams b: M m

...fror'n Green revolution

to the IT revolution...

...grar'nophones turned into M P3.

stores became shopping malls...

...villages became towns.

and towns became cities.

But M achang continued to rot in jail.

In 2005. the court declared

Machang innocent...

...and released him with

a compensation of Rs. 3 Lakhs.

Like M achang. even today. there

are thousands of poor undertrials...

...rotting away in India's prisons.

awaiting their verdict.

As time passes by.

they lose hope of freedom.

The jail first becomes their habit

and then their home.

To deal with despair.

endless wait and loneliness...

...the undertrials unwillingly embrace

the bizarre shades of thejail...

...which slowly become a way of life.


Ova Sarqm

How long will you get scared by

nightmares of failing to become a pilot?

Dude. I flushed that

pilot-dream down the toilet.

The day I was admitted here.

Right new. I was dreaming

of steaming Chicken kebabs.


But get in line and dream...

...or else the warden

will make kebabs out of you.

Oman get up!

M ave your feet rascals!

Did you get a manicure at night?

Return my soap!

- Long-live India. Sir!

- Long-live India!

Sm \ bary need

to go to the bathroom

Prayer first. bathroom later. C'r'non.

You're a New Arrival uncle?

I came in last night.

I'm diabetic. $0 I can't control

the pee.

Don't worry. the jail will teach you

to control every/thing.

Your pee as well as your tears.

Come. let's pray.

Give us strength of mind...

...that the mind may be victorious.

That before others' victory...

...the self is victorious.

Give us strength of mind.

Prayers over. Long-live India!

Long-live India!

Run M ohsin. Run!


Get in line all of you.

Clean up quickly.

the animals are here!

Get out


I got my 200 Sanju!

Lady luck shines in Iatrine!

Do you mind if I go first?

My spot is yours.

If you have 200 bucks.

Scams in the toilet also?

If you're the first to go in.

you get a spick-n-span Taj M ahal.

If you go after all of them.

It'll stink so much you'll faint.

$0 let's talk if you got 200 bucks.

I can give you buddy. Two hundred.

But I only have 100.

Sorry Mr. Superstar!

Your call is on wait.

Uncle here gets a newcomer discount.


Not so openly uncle!

Next time I will take 200.

Oye Mohsm

One by one. come on.

Undertrials from wards 4.5 and 6

who have their trails today...

...should report at

the Main-Gate immediately.

...the van leaves for court shortly.

HowTe you doing handsome?

There's a cockroach in this.

Would you like a Iollypop instead?

Come to our cell.

you'll get anything you want.


Vwhat the rubbish! Just Mo eggs?

- The hen is on leave.

- Your hen can go scr-

Surti sir. the warden sent

less eggs today.

You'll get your regular

eight eggs from tomorrow.

Uncle here...

is our fresh new admission!

Can I get an egg as well?

Eggs are a part of

'special breakfast'.

For which you have

to bribe the wardens.

Do you have that kind of money?

M eve on then!

Pass the glass. C'r'non.

Here comes the stylish dude.

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Habib Faisal

Habib Faisal is an Indian Hindi screenwriter and director. He is best known for his directorial debut, Do Dooni Chaar, for which he won Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue. He co-wrote Siddharth Anand's Salaam Namaste. He also wrote director Shaad Ali's Jhoom Barabar Jhoom starring Abhishek Bachchan and Preity Zinta, and Siddharth Anand's Ta Ra Rum Pum starring Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee. All three are Yashraj films. He also wrote Band Baaja Baaraat which was released in late 2010.Faisal then went on to direct his second film, Ishaqzaade, starring debutant Arjun Kapoor, and Parineeti Chopra in their first lead film, which released on 11 May 2012. The film received positive response from critics, and managed to do very well at the box office, turning out to be a worldwide hit. He then wrote Bewakoofiyaan, which was directed by Nupur Asthana and featured Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonam Kapoor, and Rishi Kapoor. His next directorial venture was Daawat-e-Ishq, which had actors Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles. Daawat-e-Ishq released worldwide on 19 September 2014.Faisal's fourth film, Qaidi Band was released on 25 August 2017. An alumnus of Jamia Millia Islamia, he has directed the television serials Lavanya and worked in New Delhi as a camera person with NDTV. more…

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