Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)

Cast – Sandhya Mridul, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Sarah-Jane Dias, Anushka Manchanda, Amrit Maghera, Rajshri Deshpande

Director – Pan Nalin

Story/Screenplay by – Pan Nalin

What I could decipher is that the title is a paradox of sorts. Not that the characters are all angry but what they could be touted as by the society given their strong willed spirits.

What stands out in the first female buddy movie of Hindi mainstream cinema is the ensemble lead cast .

Each actor is well suited to the character she plays. Each one’s portrayal sans make up and all that seems so realistic and has an endearing quality about it .

I give a thumbs up to the screenplay and camerawork as well .

The chatters, the banters and the conversations seem to be so real life and have been captured in a very non dramatic way without being over the top.

The simplicity and beauty of Goa has been captured without embellishing it unnecessarily .

The story begins at a high pitch with brief introduction of all the characters in their angry avatars. They eventually meet and we get a peep into their lives and personalities with all the conflicts, fears, fights and most importantly their free flowing spirits. Their camaraderie, their struggles, their support for each other paints a good picture and makes us relate to them .

Many pertinent women’s issues, actually almost all, have been raised but handled lightly without making it too heavy.

A dramatic twist towards the end gives a completely different turn to the story. The climax, though slightly dramatic unlike the rest of the movie, is high on emotional quotient and I definitely found it moving.

I can’t say if the Indian audience and specially the menfolk have developed a taste for this first of its kind . But it’s a must watch as per me, for its endearing characters so well played by the cast, its story and for the film maker who pitched in for this idea!

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