panga movie review Panga Movie Review

Panga Movie Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Panga Movie Star Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Jassie Gill, Yagya Bhasin, Richa Chadha, Neena Gupta

Panga Movie Review Rating: 3/5 Three stars out of five

If there is a queen in Bollywood and she is chosen just on her acting abilities I would crown Kangana. In this Panga Movie Review, I tell you just why.

You have to give an actor her due and  Kangna Ranaut in  Panga has certainly earned her stripes This is the story  of a woman  and a mother who claws  her way out of retirement in the kabaddi circuit to prove  to the world that she can indeed win and how

We follow the story of Jaya Nigam essayed by Kangana Ranaut a kabaddi player who once led the India Women’s National Kabaddi Team and then faded away from the limelight to get married and become a champion mother and wife and daughter. No mean task that but here is a ‘keeda’ in her to play the game again when she finds it hard to deal with life outside the limelight.

Jaya meets Richa Chadha who plays Meenu a fellow Kabaddi player who now is a coach. Together they sculpt Jaya’s return to the national team against all odds. This is their story I would say both Jaya and Meenu her are brilliant and their act is mesmerising

Let’s begin with the acting, Kangana Ranaut as Jaya is in the brilliant form once again. Not a quiver of the lip, not a nuance is left lacking. Kangna effortlessly shifts gears between the vulnerability of being mother and daughter and powerhouse player when she is in the kabaddi arena. Her act here is totally fascinating and it breathes life into the character. Ably supporting her in this act are Richa Chadha her friend and guide and a very feisty mother played by need Gupta. Both very strong actors in their own right together with Kangana they raise the level of this film from watchable to brilliant.

Director  Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari of Nil Battey Sannata and Bareilly Ki Barfi fame returns to the small town to build on her film pang and just like her last ventures she adds a dash of chocolate sauce humour to an otherwise vanilla sports-based film to make it worth the watch. In bits, and bobs some of the scenes in this film are a stretch but she all in all keeps the pace up to deliver us a portrayal of a woman of substance in Jaya Nigam.

As a footnote, I’d like to add that Jaya’s hubby in the film Prashant played by Jassie Gill with an infectious sense of humour gives life to a best supporting role. His act in the film speaks of a team effort emphasising the fact that life both on-screen and on it off the court and on it is a team effort that otherwise is not possible.

I’d give the Panga Movie a review rating of 3/5 three stars out of five and, no its, not for Kangana Ranaut alone but the team that made it possible


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