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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mardaani ~ Movie review


Watched Mardaani yesterday. So a late review.

 
Was it a movie worth recommending to others to view? Was it a movie that would leave an impression on people? Do such movies create the awareness that is needed today? The answers shall vary. Was the movie good? Well, that is the only question I can answer perhaps. 

Mardaani, is a comeback film for Rani Mukherjee, the firebrand actress who proved her acting prowess in films like Black and No one killed Jessica. The movie primarily focuses on human trafficking that has its roots going so deep into the system, that there is no way, it is a one man business. The search never ends. The master mind is seldom known. Sometimes, there is no mastermind, as there are just too many to shield the multi billion dollar business of trafficking. So, when a teenager, Pyaari is kidnapped and sold into a harem run by a pimp only known as Vakil with his young partner, Walt, Senior Inspector, Shivani Shivaji Roy (Rani Mukherjee) braces herself with her team, to search her daughter like Pyaari from the hell hole, the latter was pushed into. The story portrays the lady officer to be calm, composed and alert, even as her indulgent heart cries aloud for the kidnapped girl. How she plans to rescue the abused girls forms the crux of the story.

The movie overall, is a one time watch. Rani, has definitely given a power packed performance with her toned and muscular body language and her patent rustic tone. However, for me, it was Tahir Raj Bhashin (Walt), who stole the limelight. His portrayal as the young cold manipulative and cruel pimp matched the protagonist’s attitude in the movie.

Rating: 3/5

P.S:  (wanted to give 2.5 but the extra .5 is for absence of songs in the movie)
Would like to watch Lakshmi, a movie on similar lines with a braver story line. A story about how a 14 year old girl escapes from the clutches of prostitution and seeks justice against her tormentors.

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