SHERNI Verdict: HIT
Release date: 18 June 2021
- Vidya Balan as Vidya Vincent
- Neeraj Kabi as Nangia
- Vijay Raaz as Hassan Noorani
- Sharat Saxena as Ranjan Rajhans
- STORY- ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- ACTING- ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
- DIRECTION- ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- SCREEENPLAY – ⭐⭐⭐1/2
- OVERALL- ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sherni is an 2021 Hindi Indian ecological film directed by Amit V. Masurkar based on a forest officer who tries to maintain balance between world of humans and animals. It is released digitally on Prime Video on 18th June 2021. Vidya Balan and Neeraj Kabi with Vijay Raaz lead the whole movie.
The storyline of the movie is excellent. The story is intense and intriguing and make this movie a must watch. Director Amit Masurkar weaves an intricate and complex narrative with a rich visual texture, as he dives deep into this man versus animal conflict. The screenplay is good, giving an insight into not just the protagonist’s mind but also the workings of the department.
The camera and sound are brilliant and brings the movie to life. One simply can’t walk away without falling in love with the forests first. But just as one is easily mesmerized by the beauty, one of Vidya’s aides tell her — you could go to the forest 100 times and perhaps spot a tiger once, but be rest assured that the tiger has spotted you 99 times. Also, a chilling reminder of who is the intruder and who reigns supreme in the jungles. The background adds to the air of mystery and the only song in the strikes the right note.
Undoubtedly, Vidya Balan gives us a remarkable, understated yet powerful performance, as she exudes the quiet determination, passion and grit of her character. Devoid of any dramatic overtones but with eyes that spark anger and speak volumes, it is a joy to watch Vidya subtly battle sexism and bias not just at work, but also at times at home. Vijay Raaz, Brijendra Kala, Neeraj Kabi, Sampa Mandal, Sharat Saxena add with their effortless performances. Satyakam Anand also leaves a mark.
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