Heart-wrenching to watch, Hopeful and Triumphant in feel
This is not a regular rape-revenge saga.
Like most such films, it will for sure make you anxious, but verisimilitude is what you will feel is different here. It’s the details and the treatment that makes the film appear real and upsetting.
Watch it only if you are brave hearted and if you can don’t expect a filmy brew.
Watch it If you like -
Good performances, Absorbingly stirring script, The issue it addresses is really stimulating
But Beware of -
Dark setting and slow pace may kill the flow for some
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After a mother in Mom and Maatr, father in Bhoomi, husband in Kaabil, it’s time for Ajji (grandmother) to stand up against monsters in our society.
Not that we intend to compare but the level of impact this movie has is different, deep and strong. It’s because of the dark, eerie, unembellished, realistically unsettling and unforgiving world created by director Devashish Makhija.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
Unforgiving, that’s how the recent revenge rape sagas have been. The reality is different but at least these tales ignite a fire to fight. They give hope.
But what’s distinct with Ajji is, no superhero is born overnight, vengeance doesn’t end, revenge is not an overnight instinct, it builds up during the film; leaving a mark deep down in our skulls, a mark that will wake us up to fight evil.
The movie is not only realistic but so basic and unadorned that even a silent scene spoke a thousand words. Pace is slow but effectual, run time perfect for an impact, and climax is too heart wrenching.
The beauty of the film lies here, the rapist is a person with zero intellect where he can even rape a mannequin, whereas a sane person would think 100 times before killing that same horrible evil man. We always expected horrifying castrating climax for such films but its always been either guns or action except in 1988 film Zakhmi Aurat as far as we remember and a scene in Mom. But when it comes to watching those scenes, we shiver, that’s where our sanity lies.
But this shouldn’t be the case, the reality should also be the same as shown in the film, at least that what the film makes us determined about.
Also, the film’s emotional and poverty-stricken setting adds more volumes to the story. Its like an unknown unaccountable no of girls and women are raped daily apart from the ones we hear in news.
Actors in this film make everything so real. Sushama Deshpande as Ajji held us spellbound with her convincing and stirring act.
Sharvani Suryavanshi as Manda made us shiver.
Abhishek Banerjee as Dhavle was as horrifying as he was required to be, if you hate a character meant to be hated, the job is perfectly done.
Sadiya Siddiqui made her presence felt in her short role.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
Not many would choose to watch this film, the genre being a secondary reason, primary is that the movie isn’t a Bollywood drama one. But this film deserves to be watched.