Mom: Movie Review
Sridevi’s comeback to the Bollywood industry after English Vinglish (2012) is a treat for all her fans. Ardent Sridevi fans are watching the thriller drama with full interest and ‘Mom’ is much more than Raveena Tandon’s ‘Maatr’.
Yes, you will be reminded of Maatr that came three months back but Mom sketches a bigger picture than what Maatr did. The 300th film of Sridevi’s career coincidently produced by her husband Boney Kapoor is all about motherhood and Sridevi comes out victorious and you can call her THE SUPERMOM.
The estranged relationship between Devki (Sridevi) and her step daughter Arya (Sajal Ali) is revealed at the beginning of the film when Devki as a school teacher is shown thrashing the cell phone of a guy who tries to show a porn clip to Arya. This discussion moves forward to the dining table in Devki’s house and it dawns upon us that the mom-daughter duo is at loggerheads.
Soon, Arya is raped and thrown on the streets of Delhi and Sridevi is shown to take charge because the Indian Judiciary system is not taking an initiative to punish the wrong doers. In this mission, Nawazuddin Siddiqui as detective DK is someone to watch out for. His dialogue delivery, appearance and screen presence is charismatic and it is Siddiqui’s one of the best performances till date. Akshaye Khanna at his very best will make you believe that he is an actor of great caliber and Bollywood has never done justice to him.
Adnan Siddiqui as Sridevi’s husband has not been given much screen space but he has done justice to his role. AR Rahman’s background score is sure to make your heart beat faster and you will feel the thrilling ambiance around you every now and then. Critics and fans are praising this thriller drama.
Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#OneWordReview… #Mom: Superb. What works: Relevant theme, taut screenwriting, effective background score and skilled direction. Sridevi is the lifeline of #Mom… Bravura act… Towering performances by Nawazuddin, Akshaye, Adnan and Sajal… Recommended!”
Sukanya Verma of Rediff gave the film 3.5 stars on 5 and stated, “What it never loses sight of is its leading lady’s invincibility and for that alone, Mom’s the word.”
Head to the theaters to watch Sridevi in action, till then let this melodious track soothe your ears: