A tongue-in-cheek comedy involving an ordinary man jailed for 3 months on a minor case of forgery, who forms a bonding with the inmates and discovers that life inside could be a welcome change from life outside. A delectable prison film without the brutality that's usually associated with the genre. Full of funny and poignant moments that pull at the heartstrings, revealing the corrupt struggles of ordinary men in a corrupt society, without being judgmental. A surprise package from Jordon, a country we never knew made films. At 1.20 hours, BLESSED BENEFIT (2016, Jordan) by Mahmood al Massad is a great piece of cinema that you can't afford to miss.
Streaming on Netflix.
Ranjan das is a Mumbai based filmmaker and faculty.