• Mom

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    Summary

    The life of a biology teacher Devki Sabarwal (Sridevi) and her husband Anand (Adnan Siddiqui)’s family life in Delhi is shattered when her daughter, Arya (Sajal Ali) is physically assaulted by Jagan (Abhimanyu Singh) and gang in a black SUV. Arya’s disfigured body is discovered in a ditch. A legal battle ensues as Arya offers a statement pinning the perpetrators. But lack of incriminating evidence against the accused leads to naught. Devki is assisted by private detective, Daya Shankar Kapoor (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and inspector Mathew Francis (Akshaye Khanna).

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  • ...its relevance makes it an important watch.

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  • ...is an important film for three reasons. 1) - Its testimony that Sridevi is one of the most accomplished actresses alive, 2) Ravi Udyawar is a filmmaker to look out for and last but not the least - it's a salute to motherhood and womanhood.

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  • ...is a powerful film that reflects the horrors of the society that we live in today and how the world still remains unsafe for women. The film shocks and impacts you deep within.

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  • ...is quite literally a thrill-a-minute ride. Its scenes are powerful and the best part is, the effort put in by the actors. Director Ravi Udyawar crafts an intense, taut and gratifying thriller.

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  • Debutant director Ravi Udyawar brings his advertising sensibilities to cinema to ensure every scene is precise.

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  • ...wields a heavy mallet, but it does so with purpose, precision and panache.

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  • ...while most thrillers tend to overstay their welcome beyond 90-minutes' screen time, this one doesn't feel almost two-and-half hours long. If anything, far too much is going on here. You might question a lot. But so much of it works.

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  • The film's predictability is not as much an issue as its messy climax that loses much of its drive and darkness to accommodate wishy-washy masala tropes, an ill-timed Rahman ditty and reckless ideas of fair play. What it never loses sight of is its leading lady's invincibility and for that alone, Mom's the word.

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  • The good thing is, Mom does what it intends to: Become a film that can hold the audience’s attention for 148 minutes. There are no intricacies that unfold step by step (it’s mostly predictable, really), but Girish Kohli’s screenplay ensures an entertaining drama.

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  • Although the production of the film makes it look grand and fancy, the climax is too dramatic for such an intense film. But the one to save this old wine in a new bottle is Sridevi's stellar performance.

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  • ...packs a solid punch and deserves a watch for its gritty content and Sridevi's heroic performance.

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  • It is slow, it is very predictable. Yet, it is watchable. That's something, right? Mostly for its performances.

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  • ...scrutinises and lays bare the gaping holes in the law in this country. Its method of making the criminals meet their fate is over-dramatised and problematic. And unbelievable. But who can say no to a tale of a mother's revenge?

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  • ...is a terribly long-drawn out film and even though horrendously cliched and predictable, but worth a watch for Sridevi, who is simply stupendous.

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  • ...is a strange brew: audience-appeasing thriller, relationship drama and social commentary all rolled into one. To Udyawar’s credit, he manages to make it look cohesive, even as he struggles to contend with the moral quagmire of revenge and opts instead for the escape of pulp.

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  • ...is a far from perfect film, but it’s never boring. Sridevi’s terrific turn makes up for many of the script problems.

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  • Three months ago, we saw Raveena Tandon trudge the same course in Maatr. The shadow of that film hangs too heavy on Mom. Not only are the titles similar, the films themselves seem like identical twins, with Mom turning out to be the relatively better made of the two. But, only slightly so.

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  • ...is a fairly predictable affair, helped by the performances.

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  • The emotional pull of the first half and Sridevi’s acting excellence notwithstanding, Mom in many ways is as dangerous as the loud, raucous, not-even-pretending-to-be-progressive-about-women commercial Bollywood of the 1970s and ’80s.

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  • ...comes close to the spirit of the South Korean films by which it has been influenced, even though it is not always able to replicate the fleetness and clarity with which such movies tackle fundamentally sordid material.

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  • While Sridevi and Nawaz deliver excellent performances, the plot and the story is line is too feeble. A mother taking revenge against the rapists of her step daughter — now that's a meaty plot if we were in 2005.

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  • Sridevi has to do the heavy-lifting of the film, as actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Akshaye Khanna, Sajal Ali and Adnan Siddiqui are not left with enough in hand. It gets so busy keeping Sridevi at the centre-stage that this rape-and-revenge drama turns less impactful.

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