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Movie Review: Mom (2017)

mom-759MOM is a heart wrenching story, which mirrors the power of a mother in lieu of the aforementioned adage. The film starts off with school teacher Devki (Sridevi) punishing one of her students in school named Mohit for sending a lewd message to her daughter Arya (Sajal Ali), who also studies in the same class. Despite Sridevi’s love and affection towards Arya, Arya can’t get over the fact that she is her step-mom. There’s a constant brewing tension between them. One night, when Arya goes for a Valentine’s day party with her friends at a far off cottage, Mohit and his accomplices seize the opportunity to get even with her and land up brutally raping her and dumping her in a gutter. What happens after that are a series of court sessions, which ultimately end up declaring the ‘powerful’ Mohit and his partners as innocent and they walk away scot-free. Seeing justice slipping out of her hands, Devki approaches a small time detective Dayashankar Kapoor aka DK (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) to help her. Just as Devki starts ‘punishing’ the culprits, she comes under the radar of the razor sharp police officer Mathew Francis (Akshaye Khanna). What is the reason for Arya to hate Devki so much, does Devki succeed in her plan of exposing the culprits or does she get caught by Inspector Mathew Francis while doing so, what happens of the culprits ultimately and does Arya finally get justice, is what forms the rest of the story.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
5.0 “Sridevi shoots the ball out of the park.”
sify
4.0 “Mothers are a symbol of strength; this movie further reinforces that.”
Timesofindia
4.0 “A Mother’s Recipe For Revenge”
Movietalkies
4.0 “Sridevi’s class act elevates this relevant, hard-hitting and moving thriller.”
Glamsham
3.5 “MOM is a powerful film that reflects the horrors of the society that we live in today and how the world still remains unsafe for women.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.5 “Sridevi paints the canvas red with her staggering performance”
Indiatvnews
3.5 “This Film Brilliantly Portrays How A Mother’s Love For Her Child Knows No Law!”
Filmibeat
3.5 “We Need More Moms Like Devaki In India Where Rape Is Epidemic”
koimoi
3.5 “Mom is quite literally a thrill-a-minute ride.”
filmfare
3.0 “More power to Sridevi!”
Rediff
3.0 “Sridevi’s stellar performance saves this stale story”
Deccanchronicle
3.0 “Nawazuddin Siddiqui steals Sridevi’s thunder in this revenge drama”
hindustantimes
3.0 ” It is an emotional story of a mother getting even with a bunch of criminals. “
masala
3.0 “Sridevi is surely the tiger mom!”
Mid-Day
Average Reviews
2.5 “MOM is a terribly long-drawn out film and even though horrendously cliched and predictable, but worth a watch for Sridevi, who is simply stupendous.”
Nowrunning
Negative Reviews
2.0 “In her 300th film, Sridevi as Devki Sabarwal, seems too overcooked in this clumsy revenge drama directed by Ravi Udyawar”
Filmcompanion
2.0 “Sridevi is supermom in this uneven revenge drama”
indiatoday
2.0 “Sridevi tries hard to carry the film, but a weak plot fails her”
indianexpress

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