Mom - A movie review

The Mom in me liked 'Mom'!

The anguished meltdown Devki (played by the incomparable Sreedevi) has, on learning that her stepdaughter has been brutally raped, made the mother in me weep uncontrollably.

Sreedevi, in a fierce, revenge seeking avatar, is in sharp contrast, to the sweet, gentle, pretty mother in 'English-Vinglish' ...

Devki, a Biology Teacher, has a near perfect life, married to the very dishy, Pakistan TV's Adnan Siddiqui, with two daughter, the elder beti, a step daughter, Arya, (pretty Pakistan TV actress, Sajal Ali) who does not accept her as her mother.

Her idyllic life is destroyed, when her step daughter is brutally gang raped (I was so grateful that there were no disturbing visuals) and the 4 rapists, protected by a corrupt system, are set free by law.

Now here's where, as a viewer, you are expected to take that big leap of faith ...

a school teacher, who overnight becomes a vigilante, tracks down the rapists, with the help of a private detective (Nawazuddin Siddiqui in an odd get up, but still very effective) and delivers her own form of justice .... a little hard to digest!

Then there is the sympathetic crime branch officer, a very competent Akshay Khanna, who becomes an accomplice in helping Devki successfully avenge the rape and win the love and respect of her step daughter!!!

Too good to be true ...

despite the logical side of my brain telling me that this was too filmy & quite impossible, the emotional mother in me, found the revenge track very satisfying and applauded the mom who sets out to punish the rapists ... yeah, yeah ... may not happen in real life, but what the hell, felt good to watch!!!

So if you are willing to overlook the flawed plot, if you can be optimistic and filmy, if you watch 'Mom' with that 'aisa bhi ho sakta hai' attitude, if you are willing to leave your logical brain at home ...

then you will appreciate first time director, Ravi Udta war's effort, enjoy the spot on music by the Maestro, AR Rehman, admire Sridevi's fierce performance and like me, come out of the theatre saying, "Yeh Mom Khush Hui!"

Check out the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hctApy_i-qg

Uma Kaushik

The Mom in me liked 'Mom'!

The anguished meltdown Devki (played by the incomparable Sreedevi) has, on learning that her stepdaughter has been brutally raped, made the mother in me weep uncontrollably.

Sreedevi, in a fierce, revenge seeking avatar, is in sharp contrast, to the sweet, gentle, pretty mother in 'English-Vinglish' ...

Devki, a Biology Teacher, has a near perfect life, married to the very dishy, Pakistan TV's Adnan Siddiqui, with two daughter, the elder beti, a step daughter, Arya, (pretty Pakistan TV actress, Sajal Ali) who does not accept her as her mother.

Her idyllic life is destroyed, when her step daughter is brutally gang raped (I was so grateful that there were no disturbing visuals) and the 4 rapists, protected by a corrupt system, are set free by law.

Now here's where, as a viewer, you are expected to take that big leap of faith ...

a school teacher, who overnight becomes a vigilante, tracks down the rapists, with the help of a private detective (Nawazuddin Siddiqui in an odd get up, but still very effective) and delivers her own form of justice .... a little hard to digest!

Then there is the sympathetic crime branch officer, a very competent Akshay Khanna, who becomes an accomplice in helping Devki successfully avenge the rape and win the love and respect of her step daughter!!!

Too good to be true ...

despite the logical side of my brain telling me that this was too filmy & quite impossible, the emotional mother in me, found the revenge track very satisfying and applauded the mom who sets out to punish the rapists ... yeah, yeah ... may not happen in real life, but what the hell, felt good to watch!!!

So if you are willing to overlook the flawed plot, if you can be optimistic and filmy, if you watch 'Mom' with that 'aisa bhi ho sakta hai' attitude, if you are willing to leave your logical brain at home ...

then you will appreciate first time director, Ravi Udta war's effort, enjoy the spot on music by the Maestro, AR Rehman, admire Sridevi's fierce performance and like me, come out of the theatre saying, "Yeh Mom Khush Hui!"

Check out the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hctApy_i-qg

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