Cast – Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Dhritiman Chatterjee
Director – Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Writer – Shoojit Sircar, Ritesh Shah, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
One hell of a movie it is. Not a wee bit surprise as the hard hitting trailers told us well what to expect.
But what’s admirably surprising is the restrained manner in which the film has been made with absolutely no gimmicks or saleable drama.
The story is about an unpleasant situation 3 women find themselves in and how they get embroiled in legal confrontation with men who have political clout.
Everything about the movie is worth appreciating.
The plot is relevant and much needed, to bring to fore the issues and the mindset faced by working independent women .
The screen play and the dialogues, specially the court room drama are simply marvellous. The direction is great giving its own pace and mood to the movie. While Choudhary refuses to incorporate any drama to the situation, he doesn’t mince any words to put across his points and his hardly subtle when he has to rub it in.
The performances are absolutely A class, right from legendary Big B to Tapasee, Kulhari Tariang and even the side actors like Dhritman Chatterjee (the judge). Angad Bedi was menacing even without any dialogues except for one. Vijay Verma, another actor is worth noticing in a small negative role and so is the female SHO Sudhanva Deshpande.
The director has sure done a fine job of choosing the cast.
The movie is a brainstormer for sure.
Do we need to be so judgemental about women who are independent, stay alone and yet live their life their own way? Can’t women afford to be just themselves without the fear of labels or mishaps?
The closing dialogue by Amitabh about the importance of a woman’s “No” was worth a million and so was his recitation of a beautiful poem in the closing credits. Do not miss it.
This one makes you cringe, feel helpless, then makes you resolute and finally vindicated and emotionally churned. But most of all, it makes you think.
Must watch… doesn’t require a score!!