Starring: Sridevi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Akshaye Khanna, Adnan Siddiqui, Sajal Ali
Genre: Indian Thriller
Director: Ravi Udyawar
By Yogesh Mishra
After successfully pulling off a mother’s role in her comeback film English Vinglish, Sridevi yet again handpicked a script which demonstrates her in a similar role but with a powerful presence and this time in a very thrilling way.
The plot of MOM sounds like Raveena Tandon’s recently released film Maatr which was also having similar context. This film is about a biology teacher Devki Sabarwal (Sridevi) and her family which consists of her husband Anand, and her two lovely daughters. Their cheerful life gets completely devastated when they come to know that their daughter Arya (Sajal Ali) was physically assaulted by a group of people. Their annoyance grows stronger when the court acquits the four accused due to lack of evidence and therefore Mom Devki decides to take revenge from these guys.
Sridevi as a mother shines again as she looked perfect for the role. On the other hand Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui and Sajal Ali played their part well. However, it was Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna who stand out from the crowd. Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Daya Shankar Kapoor alias DK looks creepy in his appearance but his role in the film would make you realize why he is considered as a great actor. Akshaye Khanna, who is back to films played an intriguing role of a cop Mathew Francis.
The power packed role of Sridevi as a mother of a raped child is mind-blowing. Her on-screen appearance in this role is highly appreciable. Lack of music and a poor storyline are the real concern areas of the film. Since movie has a social appeal so it can be recommended to see at least once.