Doesn't she look like she is about to hit the dance floor for a Karan Johar movie? We never expected it to be that huge", she says with a smile.Quiz her on her daughter's debut, and she answers, "Yes, she has opted for films. In fact, Sridevi's work is worth applauds who has played the main protagonist in the film, Mom. Aah, the stepmom angle. "To get into the process of doing back-to-back films, it takes getting a little used to", he says. Though the film has been carrying enough buzz across the Bollywood circles, MOM made no impact across the Tollywood circles. Vivacious teenager Arya goes with her friends to a swinging party, and instead of working off an illicit hangover the next morning, and conducting giggly post-mortems with her school pals, finds herself in hospital, brutalized and devastated.
Sridevi shows that she is one of the finest actors Bollywood has ever produced and can be proud of.
Arya is alive, but barely. The actress was in the meantime considered for SS Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali, but went on to feature in southern film Puli. Mom is a performance-heavy film and Akshaye and Nawaz both support Sridevi beautifully in totally different ways.
The biggest hiccup of the film is that it is exactly the replica of Raveena Tandon's last release Maatr. The super talented Nawazuddin Siddiqui is also portrayed as notably aged local detective in a new avatar. Somewhere in Sridevi's character's vendetta, features Nawazuddin Siddiqui - looking way too creepy. First half of the film is quite emotional as Arya refuses to accept her stepmother as her own mother. She is simply stupendous.
The nearly nine-minute sequence when she enters a gambling den as Charlie, tripping over her feet, tickling the goons, acting goofy and being spoofy, was a riot. Sridevi's helplessness at discovering that her relationship with her daughter is now irretrievable is goosebump inducing.
A mother taking revenge against the rapists of her step daughter has been a profound plot in film over the past several decades.
A R Rahman's music is not phenomenal and you begin to question why in songs does the word "doooor" (far, in English) is always sung out long drawn.
It is one of the best films of 2017. Sridevi plays Devaki, a soft-spoken wife whose job is mostly packing lunches for her husband and filling water bottles in the kitchen.
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