saand ki aankh REVIEWSaand Ki Aankh movie review

Saand Ki Aankh movie Director: Tushar Hiranandani

Saand Ki Aankh movie Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, Vineet Kumar Singh, Prakash Jha, Sara Arjun, Himanshu Sharma

Saand Ki Aankh movie star rating 3/5   three stars out of five

Just the thought of gun-totting shooter Daadis or grandmothers blasting their way  to success is hilarious but this is not a funny film and in this Saand Ki Aankh movie review Denzil tells you just why.

Saand Ki Aankh is based on the lives of sisters-in-law Chandro played by Bhumi Pednekar  and Prakashi Tomar essayed by Taapsee Pannu from the hamlet of Johri village in Uttar Pradesh who in their 60s took to the shooting range to and become shooting champions in a state  so far is known for its gender discrimination. This is their war against

Saand Ki Aankh is set in the late 1990s on the first occasion when Chandro and Prakashi slip out of their home without telling their husbands read lord and masters to participate in a shooting tournament.  Repercussions certainly in store for them but the two feisty women who share a crackling chemistry take it all in their stride and  come out winners.

The two share  Prakashi enters the household as a bride. She and Chandro instantly connect. Their friendship carries them through rough and smooth and it is this grit and determination  that powers them to encourage the next generation in this case  Prakash’s daughter to take up the sport as well. In real life, Prakashi’s daughter Seema went on to become a international champ as well.

Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar are smashing good fun it is apparent that  the women share a sparkling chemistry, it is infectious  and carries the day  for the actors. And while I love the way  this sisters act  carries the day with brilliant  performances I can’t think  of a good reason why older women went cast for the role the grey in the hair and the  wrinkle on the face may be painted right and I cannot fault Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar here but this too is discrimination in a sense isn’t it .

Once you get over the cakey prosthetics you will settle down into a story told straight from the barrel of a gun pointed squarely at the two women by a society where patriarchy rules and when there is a hint of rebellion movies in to quell it instantly.  The women struggle  put on a brave face and march on armed with a great sense of pride and 2 smoking barrels of very real well-woven  humour  to win the day and  a well-told story that in many a way is a takedown of the ‘men’ of  society

For just, the fact that  this feminist grandmothers tale  takes us from ‘ghoonghat’ to gun slinging victory in gutsy humorous  style Id give  the Saand Ki Aankh movie review  a star rating 3/5  three stars out of five

Happy Diwali

 

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