May 04, 2023

Film: UnWoman

Starring: Bhagwan Tiwari, Kanak Garg, Sarthak Narula, Girish Pal, Karan Maan.

Genre: Social-Drama

Director: Pallavi Roy


By Yogesh Mishra

The movie, which is set in a world with likeable characters, also discusses bride trafficking, the disproportionate number of women in some regions of India, and the treatment of transgender and intersex persons, who are called "Chakka" and "Hijda" and subjected to torture. They were forced to live a life away from the mainstream and made to feel ashamed of their bodies.

The story revolves around Simple-minded Bhanwar (Sarthak Narula), a resident of a Rajasthani village, lives by himself. He is additionally hampered by the overwhelming influence of his powerful uncle Bhairo (Bhagwan Tiwari), who makes decisions mostly on behalf of Bhanwar. His uncle Bhanwar convinces him to purchase a bride in order to better their living situation. Bhanwar sells his plot of land and Bhairo contacts a human trafficker. But as fate would have it, the human trafficker connives to sell Bhanwar Sanwri (Kanak Garg), a transgender and intersex person, rather than a woman. Looking at the situation and their social standing, Bhairo and Bhanwar decide to keep her in their house to help out around the house because they are in an odd situation. In between, Bhanwar recognises the suffering Sanwari has endured since she was a young child as a result of society. But does this unnatural marriage relationship continue? The climax is the real crux of the story, so to know what happens at the end, one must watch it.

Actress Kanak Garg is the centre of attention in the film. Her performance is quite natural and impressive. On the other side, actors Sarthak Narula and Bhagwan Tiwari have fully justified their roles in the film. Apart from them, other artists like Girish Pal, Karan Maan, etc. have also made their presence felt.

This beautiful story and the impressive screenplay and dialogue are the real USPs of the film. The direction of Pallavi Roy is outstanding. She managed every minute detail in the film.

Although music does not play a major role in the film, the beautiful lyrics by Dhanraj Dadhich and music by Abhay Rustom Sopori enhance the beauty of the film.

Overall, this is one of the nicest scripts, brilliantly executed by Pallavi Roy. This is highly recommended to watch at least once. So, why wait? Go and watch it in your nearest cinema hall.

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