Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai (2023): Notorious Case Of Baba

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai is a Hindi-language movie from India. Inspired by real-life incidents, it narrates a contemporary tale about the notorious criminal POCSO case involving oldie Baba and a minor girl child.

This legal drama draws from some of the relevant real-life cases about the sinful conduct of some of the fake Baba Ji. And how these Baba and their blind followers have tried everything to pervert the course of justice.

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai (IND/2023) Film:- details

Genre Drama, Legal
Original languageHindi – सिर्फ एक बंदा काफी है (Only One Guy Is Enough)
Original name of filmबंदा (A Guy)
WriterDeepak Kingrani
DirectorApoorv Singh Karki
CastManoj Bajpayee, Adrija Sinha, Surya Mohan Kulshreshtha, Vipin Sharma, Jai Hind Kumar, Durga Sharma, etc.
About – Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Ha

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai (IND/2023) Movie:- synopsis

An ordinary lawyer PC Solanki (Manoj Bajpayee) takes on a godman accused of assaulting a minor. Up against the most renowned legal advisors, will he be able to deliver justice to the victim?

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai (IND/2023) Movie:- {Spoilers Free} review

In this contemporary legal drama, a common man (the lawyer played by Manoj Bajpayee) with honesty and integrity can take on the justice system when he has the truth on his side.

But is it enough, when there is a big-bad world out there? Doesn’t the money power rule and dominate the proceeding in the court as well as in society? Isn’t it a reality? Why does the system often fail to deliver?

Well, in this story, the deep pockets of sleazy Baba Ji are enough to buy the best lawyers, get politicians to intervene, intimidate the entire system, silence the key witnesses by hook or by crooks, et al. We all have read and heard the news about similar true cases involving the similar bogus Baba Ji (fake godmen) in India. So, it seems more than likely that this film is inspired by real-life Baba Ji (who was jailed for similar POSCO cases) and quite a few real-life characters, whose names have been changed for the obvious reason.

However, in case you are interested in learning about a real-life case from India, I have shared the details in the spoilers given below.

Manoj Bajpayee (lawyer PC Solanki) has always been a top-class actor, and in this film too, he is good. He is ably supported by the ensemble cast of good actors – Adrija Sinha (girl victim Nu), Surya Mohan Kulshreshtha (Baba Ji) Vipin Sharma (Lawyer Sharma) Jai Hind Kumar (Nu’s father) Durga Sharma (Nu’s mother), etc. All of the actors along with its engaging storyline (despite a few drawbacks in its story and a bunch of goof-ups in the film) make it a compelling watch. It tells us about the harsh ground realities.

No doubt, it is a relevant film of recent times, as it exposes the misdeeds of fake godmen in India. But the big question still remains. For how long do so many Dhongi Baba Ji Log (fake godmen) continue to rule?

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai (IND/2023) Movie:- {Spoilers Alert} POSCO, sins types & the real-life people

Focus on the POSCO Act of 2012 that the film refers to

More than a decade ago, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO Act) was enacted to provide a robust legal framework for the protection of children from offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography while safeguarding the interest of the child at every stage of the judicial process in India. It is a landmark act that has brought some kind of safeguard against the minor children of India.

Focus on the sins being divided into three parts that the film refers to

This story comes from Ramayana and it involves the conversation between God Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Shiva conveys that the abduction of Devi Sita by Raavan was of the third category as he knowingly impersonated the Sages (ऋषि – मुनि / Rishi-Muni) to trick her into coming out of the Lakshmana Rekha and that enabled Raavan to kidnap her. Thus the sins committed by Raavan fall in the third category, he sullied the holy images of sages for ages.

First, if the sins committed by humans are either done knowingly or unknowingly (पाप / paap), then, they can atone by offering their sincere apology and various other means.

Second, if the sins are of an extreme nature (अति पाप / ati-paap), atrocities like murder, kidnapping and other similar heinous crimes; even theses could be forgiven in some rare cases.

Third, these sins are of great and enormous nature (महा पाप / maha-paap), so these sins can never be forgiven; as these grave sins affect humanity and spirituality for centuries.

No doubt Baba Ji (in the film) also behaved like a Raavan, so he was punished by the court / the justice system.

Focus on the real-life inspiration of the reel lawyer P C Solanki (Manoj Bajpayee) in the film

According to the news reports of Jagran, “Lawyer P C Solanki In his five-year court battle with Asaram Bapu, who was charged with raping a kid (2013–18), Solanki gained notoriety and eventually succeeded in having him found guilty. Poonam Chand Solanki joined the bar council of Rajasthan in 1996 and since then has been associated with it. In his over two-decade career, Solanki has fought many cases in the High Court, Supreme Court and Session courts.”

Focus on the real-life inspiration of the reel Baba Ji (Surya Mohan Kulshreshtha) in the film

According to the news report of The Wire, “Asaram Bapu (Baba JI) had been booked under Sections 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 376 (rape), 354A (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509/34 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman read with Section 36 – acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC, as well as under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act and Sections 23 and 26 of the Juvenile Justice Act.”

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai (IND/2023) Movie:- poster

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai – poster

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai (IND/2023) Movie:- ratings

FM’s rating4.05/5
IMDb rating as of the date7.90/10
FM & IMDb ratings – Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai (IND/2023) Movie:- trailer

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai – official trailer – ZEE5 | Youtube.

If you are interested in legal-courtroom drama from India, then perhaps, you can also watch the Jai Bhim movie.

Featured & Other Images: Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai | Zee5.