Release Date: 7th July, 2017
Cast: Sridevi, Akshaye Khanna, Adnan Siddiqui, Sajal Ali, Abhimanyu Singh
Writer/Director: Ravi Udyawar
Producer/s: Boney Kapoor
Mom Movie Review Rating: 3.5/5 Stars (Three and half stars)
Star Cast: Sridevi, Akshaye Khanna, Adnan Siddiqui, Sajal Ali, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Director: Ravi Udyawar
What’s Good: Gripping story, direction, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui who is a delight to watch!
What’s Bad: While Sridevi’s acting is brilliant she needs to work on her accent. Also, the film could be shortened in the second half.
Loo Break: Interval will be good enough
Watch or Not?: A must watch
High school student Arya Sabrawal gets raped by her class mate Mohit and his aides one of who is a criminal. After the culprits are declared innocent by the court, Arya’s step mother Devaki, a school teacher decides to teach them a lesson in her own way but it’s not an easy task. A private investigator tries to help her but the police come in their way.
Will Devaki be able to avenge her daughter’s culprits?
Mom Movie Review: Script Analysis
Don’t mess with a daughter and if you do, be prepared to face her mother. Yes, you read that right, her mom. Sridevi as Devaki is not the helpless mother of Hindi movies of earlier times who would wail and sob and plead to the culprit “Bhagwan ke liye meri beti ko chhod do”. She is the 21st century Mom, who is loving and caring but not helpless. She is love and kindness personified in one moment but can turn into Maa Durga the very next to fight the demons of society and protect her children. This is the mom who doesn’t hesitate to punish her daughter’s rapists and stands as an inspiration in a country like ours where a girl is raped by some wolves openly in the public and others take the sheer pleasure of filming the video and sharing it on social media.
This aptly justifies the dialogue, “Since God cannot be everywhere, He created Mother”.
Ravi Udyawar, Girish Kohli and Kona Venkat Rao take a bow!
Mom Movie Review: Star Performance
Sridevi shows that she is one of the finest actors Bollywood has ever produced and can be proud of. The veteran actress carries the entire film on her shoulders and how! Nobody could have essayed Devaki better than her I feel. At times during the movie I felt, she is not playing Devaki, she IS Devaki. She is an inspiration for not only aspiring actors but also for B-Town’s younger generation of actors. To describe in one word, she is outstanding. However, a Delhi woman speaking Hindi with a south accent sounds a bit too odd. I’m sure the makers could have come up with a solution for this.
Has Nawazuddin Siddiqui ever failed to impress? I can’t think of any film where he has! The way he gets into the skin of the character is commendable! The supremely talented actor only gets better with every film I feel. In Bollywood, if anyone can compete with Nawazuddin, it’s Nawazuddin himself! What a performance!
Akshaye Khanna impresses as the tough crime branch cop. I wonder why he doesn’t work in more films.
Pakistani actors Adnan Siddiqui and Sajal Ali, both of who make their Bollywood debut with Mom, put up a nice performance as father and daughter. Adnan Siddiqui is especially brilliant as a grief-stricken father desperate to get justice for his daughter who is a piece of his heart.
While every actor has put in their best performance, Nawazuddin Siddiqui steals the show!