I watched the new Bollywood movie “Mom” staring Sridevi, Sajal Ali, Adnan Siddiqui, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshay Khanna last Thursday with a few Mom friends and sharing my review here. Have you seen the movie? What did you think of it?
Let’s be clear here, this is not a light-hearted “mom” movie. If anything, this movie is any mother’s worst nightmare. Watch this one with the right expectation of an action thriller. There are strong emotions, violent scenes and lots of blood. There is also the grace, grit and determination of a mother. Any maternal figure will relate to Sridevi’s lioness mode, as she seeks revenge for her cub. The fact that she is the “stepmom” and not the biological one, is an interesting twist of this movie and presents a mom’s role in a positive light irrespective of any pre or post fix. Being a mom is a promotion us women do not take lightly. I have viewed the world through different eyes since I became a mother like billions before me. Truly hell hath no fury like a mother scorned!
The cast of the movie is perfect! Sajal Ali presents a relatable picture of a disturbed teenager and then rape survivor. Adnan Siddiqui shines as the dedicated father and husband. This man has been winning hearts since his drama debut in “Aroosa”. He only gets better. Nawazuddin Siddiqui owns his role as always and provides a little comic relief in an otherwise dark story. I felt the only role that was slightly confusing was Akshay Khanna’s as the cop on a mission. He did his best with what was offered and redeems himself towards the end.
Besides the story telling, I couldn’t help but admire Sridevi’s beautiful dressing and the lovely furniture pieces around her home. I have admired Sridevi since I was a child and I love how she has evolved herself. If I can age like her, I would be a very happy woman!
Over all, I would rate this movie a 7/10. It’s an interesting watch if you go with the right expectations and not like we did: as a Mommies’ Night Out expecting a light movie. My mother loves thrillers and really enjoyed it. Have you seen the movie? What did you think?