Star Cast: Bhumi Pednekar, Taapsee Pannu, Prakash Jha, Vineet Kumar Singh
Director: Tushar Hiranandani
“Waise Daadi ek baat toh hai, Aurat Chaahe kisi bhi mukaam pe pahuch jaaye…Par apni sahi umar batane se katraati hai,” quips a information reporter quips to the ‘Tomar Daadis’ in a lighter vein to which considered one of them hits again, “Aisa na hai, Sahi umaar batana mein ki hai…Par asal mein, auraat uss umaar ka sahi hisaab na laga sake hai jo usne apne liye jiye ho.” Well, I can already sense many feminine heads nodding in settlement to those phrases.
Based on the real-life sexagenarian sharpshooters, Chandro and Prakash Tomar (performed by Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu respectively), ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ first offers us a sneak-peek into the lives of those two sister-in-laws after they had been newly-married.
The girls toil exhausting day and evening and are majorly confined to the 4 partitions of their homes. They are lined in ghoonghat on a regular basis and must color code their dupattas in order that their husbands would not mistaken them for each other.
When a doctor-turned-shooting teacher Dr Yashpal (Vineet Singh) units up a taking pictures vary within the village, Chandro’s granddaughter Shefali decides to provide it a shot. However as soon as there, it is the previous who finally ends up choosing the rifle and hitting an ideal bullseye. Soon, Prakashi too follows her to the vary together with her daughter Seema.
In a bid to spice up Shefali and Seema’s morale to excel within the sport, the ‘Tomar Daadis’ begin practising taking pictures in secrecy with them, protecting the menfolk in darkish.
Under the pretense of visiting spiritual locations, Chandro and Prakashi begin collaborating in lots of taking pictures competitions and profitable medals. What started as an escape from their mundane residing, slowly turns into a weapon for them with which they insurgent in opposition to the patriarchial setup of the society.
Director Tushar Hiranandani’s directorial debut is an inspiring story which stirs up the appropriate feelings in you. Some moments make you chuckle a loud, some go away your eyes moist. While the filmmaker sticks to a secure route of story-telling, it is largely efficient. The first half of the movie is a tad sluggish however, issues brighten up publish interval.
Right from the diction to the physique language, Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar play their roles with gravitas and conviction. Having stated that, there are a couple of scenes the place the latter shines a bit extra brighter. Meanwhile, the 2 girls as ‘partners-in-crime’ share a tremendous camaraderie on display screen which can also be one of many the explanation why ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ retains you invested until the top.
Vineet Singh lends ample of assist to our on-screen ‘shooter daadis’. With his punchline, ‘Yo toh hona hello thha’, Prakash Jha will get you to detest him in his villainy act.
Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti’s cinematography goes effectively with the palette of the story-telling. Devendra Murdeshwar’s enhancing works high-quality for the movie. On the flip aspect, the prosthetics division falters because the patchy make-up on Taapsee and Bhumi is a giant turn-off.
‘Udta Teetar’ and ‘Baby Gold’ stand out within the music album. In instances the place recreated variations of iconic songs are in vogue, ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ brings you some refreshing music.
At one level within the movie, a personality asks the ‘Shooter Daadis’, “Ek baat bataa Taai…ki khav tum dono? Nishana bilkul sidha lagawo.” To which, Prakashi solutions, “Gaali“. ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ makes you realise that criticism involves those that stand out. It’s additionally the perfect signal that you simply’re onto one thing. I am going with 3.5 stars.