Cast: Rani Mukerji
Story: Sidharth.P.Malhotra, Ankur Chaudhry
Screenplay: Ankur Chaudhry, Ambar Hadap, Ganesh Pandit
Producers: Maneesh Sharma, Aditya Chopra
Production company: Yash Raj Films
Music director: Jasleen Royal
Background music: Hitesh Sonik
Cinematographer: Avinash Arun
Editor: Shweta Venkat Mathew
Release date: 23-03-2018
Censor certificate: U
Run time: 1hr, 58mins
Rani Mukerji’s ambition is to become a school teacher, she’s a self-confident woman who suffers from ‘Tourette Syndrome’. How she tackles her problem and manages to attain success in her profession forms the remaining story of the movie.
Rani Mukerji’s purpose to give a comeback is perfectly justified by her role, her characterization is extremely challenging and she has delivered a remarkable performance. Supporting characters in the school have good importance and acting of the students were natural. Sidharth P.Malhotra’s direction is neat and he has done complete justice to the genre. Rani Mukerji’s role and the unique problem behind it kept the film fresh in the initial portions. On a whole, screenplay worked to an extent as the flow is quite engaging. Dialogues are well written in a meaningful manner. Hitesh Sonik’s background music elevates the situations very well with a slow uplift within a scene. Avinash Arun’s camera work is clean and his work co-related correctly with the pace. Shweta Venkat Mathew’s editing is quite fine, packing up things within 2hrs is a great plus. The emotions of the pity students got carried out perfectly in many places. There are many downfall and feel-sweet moments to keep the flow exciting. Certain life messages are converted in a subtle manner which is highly appreciable. Climax is superb, matured and wonderfully delivered in calm and composed way.
Given the variation in Rani Mukerji’s character, the situations could’ve been a lot more different in order to provide an unique refreshing experience to the viewers. But the scenes that follow up are predictable and regular, hence the curiosity factor drains out completely after some time. Story isn’t great or new, in precise it is just a yet another ‘Taare Zameen Par’. Screenplay is quite engaging, but there’s nothing highly interesting to really watch out for. There are countless number of over-dramatic elements just to stress out the emotional quotient. The height of preachy elements is quite a lot and it becomes boring beyond a point. Same thing is repeated over and again especially in the later half, so things get very care-free. Some old-school methods are used to end up a tiny conflict which spoils the momentum. Post interval, the long PTA scene is annoying and nothing happens in the time taken. Rani Mukerji’s personal side, that is her family sequences are randomly shown which doesn’t really help to push forward the core plot. Jasleen Royal’s songs are not up to the mark.
TO CONCLUDE – Refreshing idea delivered with familiar situations, still a watchable drama which has its moments.
Movie Rating – 2.5/ 5.
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