Release Date : Dec 04,2015
Angry Indian Goddesses (aka) Angry Indian Goddess review

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Production: Gaurav Dhingra
Cast: Amrit Maghera, Anushka Manchanda, Sandhya Mridul, Sarah-Jane Dias, Tannishtha Chatterjee
Direction: Pan Nalin
Screenplay: Dilip Shankar
Story: Pan Nalin
Music: Anushka Manchanda, Ashish Prabhu Ajgaonkar, The Local Train
Cinematography: Swapnil Suhas Sonawane
Every little incident can be made into a story and every interesting story can be made into an engaging movie. Directed by Pan Nalin, Angry Indian Goddesses (AIG) is the first new-age, female-buddy film that has got lot to irk your sentiments. Without commenting further on the core idea of the story, this film is like a refresh button on the kind of films being made in India.
What happens when 6 girls come together for a special occasion and then things get way too awry? With a striking one-line, Angry Indian Goddesses tastes success half way through because of the character driven narration. Simultaneously supported by the niceties, the film needs to be watched for its pace. There is not a scene where you get something more to notice other than the projection. The intriguing nature of the screenplay and palpable performances by the lead cast make this a ride taking us on a whirlwind of emotions.
All the women - Sarah-Jane Dias, Sandhya Mridul, Anushka Manchanda, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Amrit Maghera, Rajshri Deshpande and Pavleen Gujral, are apt for the roles being etched for them. AIG could stand as a testament for all those 'wanna be' films trying to differentiate from the mainstream. The reason being the novelty in the character placement (in order of importance), negating the stereotypes and breaking clichés. Though there was one episode of love that looked needless pertaining to the situation, Dilip Shankar's screenplay writing plays around the details of the characters and later connects the dots.
The cleverness of the maker vests upon his restlessness and the pessimism towards the quality of his own product. Unlike other films, AIG never wastes a frame to either heighten or stress on something that has already been registered. The Goan visual vibe, camera movement, edit patterns, flashy costumes and flawless production design make AIG appealing in all possible forms. Even the music is limited to a level of just adding some auditory value to the medium but still levitating the scene. It is the sophistication with which the story progresses and the graceful use of humor that doesn't make such a hard-hitting film a tiring experience to watch.
As a team, the priorities have been on retaining the secrecy of the suspense elements by genuinely unveiling them than needless dramatization. From more than 700 girls who auditioned for the role, 7 girls got to play their roles in AIG. The actors were trained by Adil Hussain who later comes in the role of a cop. It is only because of the dialogue driven nature of the plot that AIG never loses our attention.
This film might be extremely offensive for a section of the audience but it is one of those rare films that remains original and still conveys the idiosyncrasies. Bashing the hypocrites to mocking at the acceptance level of the society, this film is special by all means and needs a definite watch for the progressive thoughts and ideas it possesses.
Verdict: A bold, rebellious, hard-hitting film that needs your attention!
( 3.25 / 5.0 )