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Maatr Movie review

Maatr Movie review

Maatr movie director:  Ashtar Sayed

Maatr movie cast: Raveena Tandon, Divya Jagdale, Madhur Mittal, Alisha Khan, Anurag Arora, Rushad Rana

Maatr star rating: 2 stars

A year or so ago I saw Anushka Sharma’s NH10. The violence in that film was quite gut-wrenching. Left me wondering do we need cinema that is that real. I had the same feeling in my gut after watching Maatr.  That said I think Raveena Tendon has earned new respect from me. She has gone from Mast mast to Maatr and has made a very powerful statement for us to wake up and take notice of rape as a crime.

Maatr story

Nothing new here, it the same saga of revenge by the mother over the rape and murder of the daughter. Raveena Tandon plays Vidya Chauhan is a Delhi-based school teacher. One day Vidya is driving home with her daughter. To avoid a traffic jam, she takes a different route On a desolate road her car is hit by a car that’s been following her. Vidya and her daughter are gang raped by a bunch of boys, led by the CM’s son, Apurva Malik played by Madhur Mittal. Thereafter much like the Nirbhaya case they are tossed out and left to die. Raveena’s daughter dies and her husband blames Raveena for it. Tension swells and they are divorced.

 Meanwhile, the investigating officer on the case Anurag Arora when he learns that one of the culprits is the CM’s son he tries his best to close the matter. On seeing this Raveena losing her faith in the law decides to met out her own justice to the criminals.  She then begins prepping for the role. It’s  enough to say here she walks into the baddies guns smoking, whip stinging all ready to tear them apart.  The way she takes them down gets amplified on the big screen and it turns gory  some of the time leaving me wondering, do we really want to watch

Acting

Raveena holds her head up high, her’s is an act that is a notch above everyone else. She as in the past has shown us that she can whip up mean act whenever required. Her range of emotion really shines through in her act as she goes from tender loving caring mother to playing a destroyer who is hard as nails. It is apparent from her portrayal that Raveena she’s invested much energy in the film which is very close to her. This as Raveena is a real life is an ambassador for women’s rights and empowerment. She is Maatr but I wish the director had spent as much time on the character of her husband played by Rushad Rana who comes across as half-baked when in essence is pivotal to the film.

Story screenplay direction

 While the first half of the film has been quite well thought of and executed, the second half meanders and the director Ashtar Sayed does not really have control over story and character.  It is same old same old wine packed in new bottles.  The characters other than Raveena are sketchy at best. That said this film is as real as it gets and at times the reality o f the film hits one in the pit of your stomach.  The show of blood and gore is acceptable as long as it's backed by a well fleshed out story. It's loud and in the face, leaves me wondering when rape is really as inhuman as a Nirbhaya or as is shown in this film then its perpetrators should be treated o the most stringent punishment possible. it is a film like this the builds awareness on one of the most common crimes in our country and one that we should really sit up and take notice of to that end it has done its job.  As far as the style of the film is concerned director Sayed seems to be a huge fan of Ram Gopal Varma he relies heavily on the low-angle and close up to convey the drama in a scene good idea but you need more than just low angle to make it work. 

I must make special mention here that the background score was glitch at its best and it reminded me of  a Ramsay brothers film of yore

So go watch if you like me are a Raveena Tandon Thadani fan though I'd warn you this is not the avatar you remember her from. Go watch it all the men especially as a reality check of how gory and animalistic humans can get. This film serves it up really 

Finally how much would I give my Maatr film review rating 2/5  that is 2 stars out of 5 and mostly for Raveena Tandon and the power of the picture on screen.

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  • Maatr Movie review

    Maatr Movie review

    Maatr movie director:  Ashtar Sayed

    Maatr movie cast: Raveena Tandon, Divya Jagdale, Madhur Mittal, Alisha Khan, Anurag Arora, Rushad Rana

    Maatr star rating: 2 stars

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Maatr Movie review

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Cast: 
: Raveena Tandon, Divya Jagdale, Madhur Mittal, Alisha Khan, Anurag Arora, Rushad Rana
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