‘Saand Ki Aankh’ is an emotional roller coaster ride as well as inspiring at the same time. It is a must-watch film for Diwali 2019.
‘Saand Ki Aankh’ is an emotional roller coaster ride that is inspiring at the same time. The much-anticipated film of this year has hit the silver screen today. ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ is directed by Tushar Hiranandani, scripted by Balwinder Singh Januja and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap. Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar have set an example that it is not easy to play 60 when you are 30. Both the actresses worked hard to rise above all the difficulties. Let’s take a closer look as we review the ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ movie.
Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar should be applauded for taking up the challenge of portraying women far older than their age
Recently, Bollywood is spreading its spheres and making inspiring biopics. And ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ is the second film which is based on Shooter Dadis Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar. The first sports biopic centered on a female character was ‘Mary Kom’ and the role was played by Priyanka Chopra. Playing the role of Chandro and Prakashi, Taapsee and Bhumi did justice to their roles.
Saand Ki Aankh Movie Review: The Plot
The story begins in Johri Village, Uttarpradesh 1999, but is highly influenced by the culture of Haryana. Here, the women are not allowed to do anything except for household work, taking care of kids and working in the field but still, they are called useless by the men of the family. Women are restricted to do anything for themselves. And, they cannot speak in front of men. On the other hand, men mostly have seen indolence and smoking hookah. The thinking of the men here is that women are child making machines who have been married off by their families to do the men’s work. The headman of the Tomar family Rattan Singh Tomar which is played by Prakash Jha says ‘’ Mhaare Ghar Ki Choriyaan Aage Na Jaave Hain, Dusro Ke Ghar Jaave Hain’’
Here women are living their life with no hopes and then an educated boy (Yashpal) from the village returns to his home to work for the brightening his village as he was aware of all the mentality of their people that’s why he decides to the upliftment of his people. He was aware of all the things about his village where they used to gun down the people, ending up in jail and instead of using their talent. He starts a shooting range. Chandro Tomar (Taapsee Pannu) gets to know shooting can help her granddaughter (Shefali) to secure a government job. Seeing her Sister In Law (Bhumi Pednekar) and her granddaughter (Seema) learn shooting and they joined the academy and ends up enrolling herself. Now, that’s where the actual story starts.
Saand Ki Aankh Movie Review: Upside
The role that Bhumi and Taapsee played in the film is commendable. The beautiful actresses passed with flying colours in playing the role of a 60 in their 30’s which is not easy at all. The duo shares crackling chemistry on account of playing their strengths and shrugging off the obvious disadvantages they are saddled with it. The prosthetics are uneven, the make-up is spotty, and their body language inevitably inconsistent. They work hard to rise above the downsides and manage to make us look away from the minuses. Instead the viewers pay attention to the battles that their characters fight against the men, at home, and in the shooting range. The actresses make us marvel at their incredible gumption and guts.
Prakash Jha as the egotistic headman of the family is definitely convincing. With his matured and balanced acting, he makes you hate men who suppress women in the name of family values and culture.
Vineet Kumar Singh as Yashpal, like always, lives up to the expectations. He is neither too much nor too less but brings just the right amount of sincerity his role of the Shooter Dadis’ coach required.
Apart from acting, the music of the film is also outstanding. The most famous song of the film is ‘Womaniya’. The song is a new anthem of Women Empowerment. Apart from this, Udta Teetar, Baby Gold and Aasma also leave one inspired.
Plug your earphones and listen to ‘Womaniya’
Saand Ki Aankh Movie Review: The Downside
Most of the screen time is taken revisiting village life and women’s bonding in the back room. This slows down the narrative. There’s also a troublesome scene of an elegant soiree where the women from Johri village are portrayed as fresh-off-the-boat simpletons drinking finger bowl water and chasing flickering lights cast by a mirror ball.
Saand Ki Aankh Movie Review: All In All
All in All, the film Saand Ki Aankh is a must-watch and definitely inspires all the women to live their dreams. The film compels you to think about the pathetic condition of women in our free and modern India. The film will make you think about the women in your life and the sacrifices they do for their families. Especially for the women who belong to a village and cannot even think about their dreams.