If Moms are god’s gift to the world, Mom the film is a gift from Bollywood to good film-making
When you watch the trailer, nothing about the film gets revealed, that’s the best part about the film.
And when you watch the film, each scene keeps you hooked until the end. That’s another best thing, also a difficult one especially because the plot of the film was a a bit commonplace.
Now you might think what makes this movie so interesting, it’s the treatment and the performances of course that makes the film come out as a wonderful thriller.
Watch it If you like -
The acting department scores high, Film’s execution is superb, Quite an engaging thriller
But Beware of -
- Slightly predictable, a seen before revenge drama
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Directed by Ravi Udyawar and produced by Boney Kapoor, Sunil Manchanda, Mukesh Talreja, Naresh Agarwal and Gautam Jain, the film is definitely one of the examples of how good film making can transform a commonplace plot.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Script)
Even if trailers don’t reveal anything, We did get a hint about the rape-revenge theme. So, the script is naturally quite predictable because we have seen these sagas before. But wait till you watch the film!
Please don’t buy a snack while you watch, because you almost forget to indulge in it as one is totally engrossed in the first half of the film. The film sets a great example of a perfect execution and treatment. You’ll agree with us after watching the film because we all know it is indeed difficult to captivate audience with something they have seen before.
The film also sends out great message, though nothing will shape a country’s system and attitude towards rape, but films do instigate anger.
The second half is equally effective, even more may be, one wishes to clap in certain scenes.
The climax is cliché and predictable (bit unconvincing) but a rape-revenge drama can’t be all realistic, it must have an ending the audiences look for. Also, the film doesn’t restricts itself to a thrilling tale of revenge, it ventures into emotions, moral significance and good intent. The revenge story isn’t typical, it is shown as a decision between wrong and wrongest.
The message it sends out is phenomenal, of how a heinous crime is committed very night and still nothing changes.
Sridevi as Devki Sabarwal is fantastic, her act sends shiver across every time she cries and cringes. She made Mom what it is, convincing and believable.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Daya Shankar Kapoor aka DK is outstanding. The actor doesn’t have to say a dialogue to make his point, it’s his body language and expression that says everything. And given the avatar he had in the film, it was a treat watching him. His scenes with Sridevi were some of the best ones in the film.
Akshaye Khanna as Mathew Francis is tremendous, and it was so good to have him onscreen again after Dishoom. We definitely want to see the talented actor more, he has always been a delight.
Sajal Ali as Arya is charmingly convincing. She adds connect with which we could relate ourselves to the film. Adnan Siddiqui as Anand is highly impressive and handsome in the film.
A film is zero without a good hero, but it is hollow without a good villain. This film had 4, out of which Abhimanyu Singh as Jagan defined villain for us, so much so that we hated him, such brilliant was his act.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
The music and background score is perfect and stirring respectively. In many scenes, it’s the background score and camera angles that make all the impact.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
The film is relevant, compelling and of course not an easy watch for the faint-hearted.
But it is a must watch given its intent, performances and execution.