Actress: Swara Bhaskar
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: 22nd April, 2016
Cast: Swara Bhaskar
Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Panga Trailer Review: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari made her directorial debut in Bollywood with highly acclaimed Nil Battey Sannata. The film wasn’t a Box Office success but she did that with Bareilly Ki Barfi which received appreciation from critics as well as the audience.
Now, she is back with another promising film Panga starring Kangana Ranaut and Jassie Gill in lead. The film speaks about women empowerment and its trailer hit the internet world yesterday.
Panga is about a former Indian Kabaddi women team captain who is now a wife and a mom. The film talks about how she takes a Panga of making a comeback as a Kabaddi player against all odds.
Even though the film has a hard-hitting and emotional story, the trailer fails to leave the desired impact on the audience. It won’t be wrong to say at this stage that the trailer hasn’t been cut well because it doesn’t show anything which hasn’t been seen in films like Mary Kom before.
Kangana Ranaut is a good actress and she seems to have done well here as well. But if the trailer had at least 2 or 3 moments showing the remarkable side of her as an actress, it would’ve been better. Jassie Gill has played a simple, loving and supporting husband and dad. He’s such a big star in Punjabi film and music industry and therefore has done quite a daring act to underplay in this film. However, this risk can pay him off well if his character and performance come out in a good way.
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is the filmmaker we trust. Even though it’s an average trailer, I expect Panga to be a better movie simply because she has made it. But a good trailer is always the basic requirement to create a first and strong impression in front of the audience.
All eyes are now on the music of the film and probably on the second trailer if the team comes up with any.
Trailer Rating: 3/5
Rating: 4/5 Stars (Four star)
Star Cast: Swara Bhaskar
Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
What’s Good: Nil Battey Sannata is an extremely realistic, straight from the heart film. This poignant story appeals to you instantly and is a perfect film to promote girl-education.
What’s Bad: A preachy end, slightly puts you back into the seat from this otherwise realistic film.
Loo Break: Only the interval!
Watch or Not?: Surely watch! This film is a beautiful mother-daughter story that will no matter what be relatable to everyone from their growing up years. These are the kind of films that prove cinema is all about story-telling and not star values!
Chanda Sahay (Swara Bhaskar) is a hard-working woman who manages several small jobs to provide for her daughter’s education. She works as a maid and is lucky to have found an employer (Ratna Pathak Shah) who encourages her towards working hard on her daughter’s education. Apeksha (Ria Shukla) is her teenage daughter who has somehow managed to make it to her 10th standard. She is ‘Nil Battey Sannata‘ as they say at Maths. Academically unambitious, Apeksha feels her mother won’t afford her further education and hence stops taking her studies seriously.
Afraid that all her hard-work on getting her daughter interested in studying are going a waste, Chanda is soon advised by her employer to study herself. Chanda enrolls in the same class as her daughter and that starts to irk Apeksha.
Will Chanda joining school help her daughter realize her dream is what the rest of the plot is about.
Nil Battey Sannata Review: Script Analysis
The script is winner in Nil Battey Sannata. The slice of life film has so much to offer emotionally that it connects instantly. Capturing the mother-daughter spirit astoundingly, it also celebrates the beauty of education. The kind of confidence that it provides to a person is shown beautifully in this film.
Maths is one subject that has haunted many lives including mine and hence the portions of learning it fun away are appealing. One of the most great things said in the film about Math is the fact that how in most cases, the question itself has the answers and hence if you don’t read the question properly, you cannot get the answers. Of course its the same with life and with such subtle references, this script appeals.
All the characters in this film have been crafted with immense thought. The one that catches the eye other than Chanda and her daughter would certainly be the principal (Pankaj Tripathi). A man who is reluctant at start to accept a full-grown lady to join school but soon turns encouraging with his noble heart.
The scenes where Chanda and her employer conversate are crucial portions of the narrative that inspiring.
It is stirring, the way the themes of aspirations and motherhood are captured in this tale.
Nil Battey Sannata Review: Star Performance
Swara Bhaskar has been in supporting roles in most films lately and here’s a film that proves why she deserved a solo since start. She is an actress with great potential and as Chanda does full justice to her role. She looks extremely comfortable in her role and emotes with such great effect that it is impossible not to feel for her character.
Ria Shukla too does a great job as the rebellious teenage daughter. Her act is captivating enough.
Pankaj Tripathi is more often seen pulling off negative roles but it is a welcome change to see him like this. Only an actor of his caliber can pull off a role this sweet.
Ratna Pathak Shah is effortlessly good in her role of the employer.