Even Sridevi Fails To Impress In Cliché-Driven Revenge Thriller 'Mom'

Sridevi sends'emotional thanks to Sajal Adnan Siddique

Sridevi - the undisputed matinee idol strikes back but this time with a subtle vengeance that's amazingly deadly, incredibly effortless and seamlessly magical in her 300th film of her illustriously glorious 50-years- old career. She was last bollywood film was English Vinglish (2012) which was superhit and collected decent ampunt at box office.

Starring Sridevi in lead, Mom is a story of a mother who avenges her daughter's rape in her own unique way after failed by the legal system. The actress took nearly over two years to sign a Hindi film. In a patriarchal society, the male figure is often hero-worshiped and given the task of protecting his family.

But this is a Sridevi film in which the camera refuses to let go of her. Director Ravi Udyawar forgot that while Sridevi can make a weakly scripted film watchable, she cannot make it great. One can only hope that she will regain her acting form soon but for that she needs to do films more frequently!

The relationship between step-mom Devaki (Sridevi) and daughter Arya (Sajal Ali) is fragile.

Makers of mom movie has arranged a special screening for Bollywood film critics and celebrities.

Finally, Sridevi as Devki in this relevant, hard - hitting and moving thriller is a proof why she is a diva, a topper in the institute of versatility.

Besides them, Mom, releasing on Friday, also features Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna.

Right from the first half of the film, the audience will get a mild deja vu from the recent Raveena Tandon film "Maatr" where a woman avenges the rape of her daughter. Comparatively, her latest release has performed generously well on the silver screen on its first day. The film has an only option of improving its performance in the domestic arena. When Arya (Sajal Ali), goes to the fateful party, she is dressed in red.

Worth mentioning here, A.R. Rahman's background score has raised the bar of the movie by two times.

Mom suffers from a few OTT moments. The villains do well, especially Singh as the menacing mastermind and Dahiya as the paralyzed brother trying to point at Devaki without being able to speak a word. A main plot of a mother seeking retribution for a daughter. The solitary song that pops up in the second half, slackens the pace that was built up in the beginning. As it progressed, I realized that it was not really bad and in fact did have fair laughs scattered into the narrative. The film has seen a release in 1300 screens across India. Made on the similar lines of Aishwarya Rai starrer Jazba and Amitabh Bachchan's Pink, Sridevi's Mom pinpoints on to the social stigmas that are ruining the lives of many who get tossed in the hands of crime and injustice.



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