Saand Ki Aankh Review :
Director– Tushar Hiranandani
Star cast – Bhumi Pednekar, Taapsee Pannu, Prakash Jha and Vineet Kumar Singh
Producer – Anurag Kashyap
Production Company – Reliance Entertainment and Chalk and Cheese Films
Screenplay – Balwinder Singh Janjua
Cinematography – Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti
Running time – 146 minutes
Ratings – 3.5/5
Meet Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar played by Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu respectively. The two are sister-in-laws in their sixties who share the same roof coming from a strict and orthodox family. However, as their age crosses the sixties, they feel like doing something worthy in their life, but unable to find the one till they discover that they are good at shooting at a firing range while taking up their daughter. A local man Dr. Yashpal comes to know about their hidden talent and asks them to hone their skill sets. Soon they participate in various shooting tournaments getting medals for them by fooling their spouses. However, soon the time comes when they have to reveal the truth, so what happens next is interesting to explore in the nearby cinema.
The film story is both promising and inspiring. It also talks about how our women are still the victims of patriarchal society. Talking about the screenplay of the film it starts in an average way but soon enjoys much stability backed with the acidic and sharp dialogues. Talking about the direction part, it seemed perfect as far as the debut director is concerned. He was able to have good control over his direction and it went the perfect way with the writing. He tried to add several elements that remain in a massy entertainer film. Now, talking about the performances, the young ladies playing the oldies have perfected on the silver screen.
Despite the controversy surrounding the age they are going to perform on the silver screen the leading ladies remained committed and did them justice to their assigned roles. The audience catching up the film would realize how the young ladies have performed ably over the silver screen. They were able to subtly capture the feistiness of sharpshooters. On the flip side, the makers failed throughout the film. There seemed to be a wastage of time for 15 to 20 minutes. The climax on an emotional note speaks a lot about it.
Saand Ki Aankh The Last Word
The film Saand Ki Aankh seems to have hit the bullseye most fittingly. If you have a knack of catching a quality movie with a subtle message backed with performances, then this film remains a worthy watch. However, the irony is that such films struggle on the box office, while others with the weird story and high star value does the bang.