Maatr: Movie Review
Rape, revenge, bloodshed: you get to see all this (ONLY) in this film featuring Raveena Tandon. This thriller is throwing a light upon the dilemma that a rape victim passes through.
Raveena Tandon as Vidya Chauhan is playing a mother to a teenage girl namely Tia. The mother-daughter duo takes a wrong turn and land up in the farmhouse of Apurva Malik (Madhur Mittal) who along with his gang of ruthless friends rape Tia and her mom finally throwing them off their car.
Tia is dead and by the time Vidya recovers in the hospital; her husband who is agitated with his wife decides to divorce her. When it dawns upon Vidya that justice has turned its back on her, she takes laws in her hands and then begins the journey of a wounded mother who fights like a tigress and slaughters the rapists one by one.
Well, isn’t rape cases just buried beneath piles of other cases in India? With thousands of rape cases in the Delhi NCR region, films like Maatr are supposedly a wake-up call for people; but in vain!
For a woman to do all of this ALONE and the CM uttering dialogues like “Aurat hai… kya kar legi,” you feel like standing up and saluting her but it is actually HOLLOW! She enters the CM’s house during a Holi party; carries a gun amidst tight security; enters his private bungalow; shoots the CM; beats up his son and FINALLY WALKS OUT VICTORIOUS after burning down his house! WAIT! Can you digest all this?
‘Pink!’ was successful because it had a sensible plot! Maatr has Raveena Tandon in the macho avatar and you will love to see a woman do what usually male actors are seen doing but the movie would have been a great one if there was a strong plot with a sensible outline.
Basically, the film is hollow and falls flat! If you want to see Raveena Tandon as the angry vengeful mom you can go for the film.