Cast : Sridevi , Nawazuddin Siddiqui,Sajal Ali , Akshaye Khanna.
Direction : Ravi Udyawar
Written by : Ravi Udyawar , Girish Kohli , Kona Venkat Rao.
Plot : Mom is a revenge drama. Arya & Devaki(Sridevi) share a very cold relationship,due to certain reasons mentioned in the movie.Arya gets brutally raped while she is out on a Valentines day party.This shatters not only Devaki,but the entire family. As it usually happens in India,the victim is not only character shamed,but denied justice while the assaulters walk out free.
My view in a nutshell :
+ve : Engaging,edge of the seat thriller , Sridevi.
-ve : Too much of advertisment for Catch masalas.
My view in detail :
I decided to watch MOM,the day the trailer of MOM was out.
Sridevi as Devaki and Sajal Ali as Arya,are thunderous in MOM.Devaki is a loving mom,as well as a friendly biology teacher.She is shown to be involved in social work.Arya usually sticks to herself at home,and shares cold vibes with Devaki,whom she refers to as Ma’m.Though this disturbs Devaki,she always puts up a brave and happy face.However,Arya is close to her dad,Anand played by Adnan Siddiqui.
The child actor,Priya,is very cute and reminded me of the younger kid from MASOOM.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as DK,though credited to be in a special appearance has a full length role.He brings in situational comedy in MOM.He is a private detective.I liked the diction he uses in MOM.DK is witty and intelligent.
Akshaye Khanna as Mathew is a crime branch inspector.He is true to his job,and cant stand criminals escape,who ever it is.He looks tough and scary.
The first 30 minutes of MOM is only for the emotionally strong.The scenes where Devaki breaks down is intensely emotional.The aerial shots of the moving car,along with the background music,when Arya is getting abused is eerie and haunts for a while.Arya,finds it very difficult to get out of her trauma,and that is a traumatic sight for the viewers as well.The relationship she shares with Devaki adds on to the trauma.
There are a few cliched dialogues,like god cant be everywhere,thats why he created MOM,which could have been done without.
The climax is predictable and tear jerking as well.Of all the songs,Maafi mushkil remains my favourite.MOM has various shades of red,being used in the movie.However MOM doesn’t preach on how boys and girls should behave.She just jumps into action.
I found most of the performances to be very honest and touching,esp Sridevi’s.There was silence in the movie hall once MOM ended.And i believe this is the beauty of MOM,where it seems to have touched one and all.I would suggest all to watch MOM.However,stay away if you are pregnant or have any heart ailments.This is not meant for small children and for the faint hearted as well.
Quotes that caught me :
I won’t repeat myself .
Watch and learn from the best.
Client secrecy is my top priority.Bolenath ki kasam.
Galat aur bahut galat mein chunna ho to,aap kya chunogè?
Gallery hai sunglasses nikal lee jiyè.
Bum bum bolè.
Mard rape nahi karte,suar.
Remometer : 4/5
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