Mom is wholly Sridevi-centric - and she plays Devki to perfection but this is nowhere her career best.
We've heard of it way too many times by now - a young woman gangraped in a moving vehicle and thrown out of it like a piece of used tissue paper. Check out the Sridevi's Mom Hindi movie review.
This is the audio-visual medium (A.R. Rahman and Anay Goswami) at its best, under the skilled hands of debut director, Ravi Udyawar.
Earlier on, the movie's director Ravi Udyawar said that it is unjustifiable that artistes from Pakistan are stopped from working in India.
The first half of the movie is the set up for the revenge in the second half. For the uninitiated, a four-year-old Sridevi co-starred with Tamil star Sivaji Ganesan in the 1967 film. Those who have worked with her vouch for her perfectionism and maybe the perfectionist in her wasn't fully satisfied with the role she gets to essay in Mom. Apart from good cinematography, Sridevi's attractive and strong performance is sure enough to create a deep impact on audiences. As a mother, I can go to any extent for the safety of my daughters just like any other mother would", says Sri.Ask her if we will see her dancing and she replies, "How can I dance now? Crime branch officer Francis (Akshaye Khanna) who arrested the culprits is shocked and a mysteriously quirky detective DK (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is keen to help Devki. It termed Nawazuddin Siddiqui as a total charmer and Akshaye Khanna as someone who leaves an impression. Her histrionics have been constant throughout the film, except for the parts where she really blew our minds as mother whose daughter has been raped. It rated 3.5 stars to the film and remarked Akshay's performance as spectacular.
Akshaye Khanna has done justice to the amount of screen space he was given in the movie.
Udyawar's direction is confident and sure, but his writing (he's written the story alongwith Girish Kohli and Kona Venkat Rao) could have been sharper. But eventually I ended up in a courtroom only in films and they were very different from the ones I had seen in real life with lots of natak and melodrama. The two share a strained relationship where Arya refuses to acknowledge her as her mother and prefers to call her "Mam". Overall, he manages to steal many a show.
Secondary school Student Arya Sabrawal gets assaulted by her colleague Mohit and his assistants one of who is a criminal. You know you can't mess with Devki - such is the impact of the performance. Her realistic performance is going to give you a lump in your throat.
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