The biographical film on Shooter Dadis, Prakashi Tomar and Chandro Tomar will leave you with an inspiring message. Bhumi-Taapsee starrer is not just an inspiring tale but explores the depth facets of womanhood as a whole.
The film is based on sister-in-law Chandro (Bhumi Pednekar) and (Taapsee Pannu) are accustomed to the patriarchal ways of the society that they live in. Without liking it, they have to live with it, with no choice left. But soon the ladies find an escape to keep themselves going.
At the age of 60, the two senior citizens of Johri village (Uttar Pradesh) with their big family discovers that they have a flair of shooting in them. The doctor turned shooting instructor Dr. Yashpal (Viineet Singh) to set up a shooting range in the village as they participate in several competitions and win medals.
The men in the movie are oblivious of the happenings as the ladies are busy mastering their skills. Not only this, but they also inspire their granddaughters to follow the path. The twist kicks in when they take lead them to bring a stop the hide and seek game and face the men in the family.
Director Tushar Hiranandani sets the stage for the film early and gives an insight into the household. There is a scene where Bhumi explains to a newly-wed Taapsee that the women of the house stick to wearing a ‘ghunghat’ of a specific color as it helps avoid confusion, among the men in the house.
The best part is Bhumi and Taapsee carries the film throughout on their shoulders and gives no room for anything else to be noticed. They are bold, inspiring, fierce and shines even when the going is tough.
You will witness some places where Taapsee takes an edge over Bhumi but she manages to quickly makes up for it. The songs ‘Womaniya’ and ‘Udta Teeter’ adds to the entertainment quotient and stays even when you leave the theatre.
On the technical front, the dialogues aren’t something that you will remember for life. Other than that, the poor prosthetic make-up ends up distracting the eyes. Despite the flawed make-up, Bhumi and Taapsee overcome it beautifully.
Overall, the film derives the point of women empowerment and celebrated womanhood wholeheartedly by pointing the bull’s eye. Surely, a good and inspiring weekend watch!
Here’s the trailer: