Saand Ki Aankh starring Bhumi Pednekar And Taapsee Pannu has hit all the right notes as it tells a story which must be told. Read on…
Movie : Saand Ki Aankh
Director : Tushar Hiranandani
Rating : 3.5/5
Plot : Saand Ki Aankh directed by Tushar Hiranandani, is a biographical film which talks about the life-mavericks of sharpshooters Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar. They have won countless medals in shooting In India and had broken all barriers which limit women hailing from rural parts of India. The film starts with showing how Chandro (Bhumi Pednekar) and Prakashi (Taapsee Pannu) get married in a family where the man’s word is the ultimate decision. They make a pledge in the very starting scene that they will never fight or argue with each other and make a sister code within themselves. As they are ahead of time in which they’re living, they are progressive yet cultured and want the young girls in their family to have a life of their own which they never could have. The eldest son in the family, Rattan Singh played efficiently by Prakash Jha is the most rigid, regressive and sexist human one can imagine and thus, he is the primary roadblock for Chandro & Prakashi in their endeavors. But they manage somehow all thanks to their wit and ‘jigraa’. They start learning shooting and become pro at it in no time as their coach, Dr Yashpal played by Vineet Kumar Singh makes sure that they go for bull’s eye each time every time. They take the daughters of the family along as well to learn shooting so that they can get government jobs one day and live a respectable lives away from just making food at home and working day & night at fields after their husband’s orders. What happens next, is heart-warming, awe-inspiring and a tale of victory over regressive mindsets.
What We Liked : The conviction with which Bhumi and Taapsee played women who were almost twice their age with such gravitas and power must be lauded. The two actresses are known as a few of the most credible & trusted actresses of modern cinema and to let go of their vanity with such ease is commendable. Not to forget, the direction was crisp and the story-telling was endearing & warm with full effect. We just couldn’t stop thinking of what pain & sacrifices our mothers face in their day to day lives which we never even get to know about. Brownie points for the film’s music which was super apt for the film’s situations & story.
What We Didn’t Like : The movie’s length was an issue but as the story was told right from the heart, it made up for it. Also, we felt that some scenes were stretched nevertheless.
Conclusion : After watching Saand Ki Aankh, you’ll come out with your heart brimming with happiness & not to forget, if you watched it without your mother, we’re sure you’ll take her along as soon as possible to watch it with her!
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