While watching a movie, how many time have you felt the pit in your stomach growing bigger and bigger? How many times have you felt the urge of fleeing the multiplex? Not often, right? But, this is exactly what Sridevi’s thriller MOM does to you.
Devaki Sabharwal (Sridevi), is a school teacher and a mother of two beautiful daughters. She teaches in the same school where her daughters study. While teaching Biology in the elder daughter’s class, she encounters that Mohit – one of her daughter’s classmates send her daughter – Arya (Sajal Ali) a porn clip. Disgusted Sridevi throws away his phone. The same incident is the discussed back home, where you realise that Sridevi’s relationship with her elder daughter is pretty sour.
The very next day Sridevi’s husband – Anand (Adnan Siddiqui) leaves for a 10-day conference to New York. That same evening Arya goes to the ‘hottest party in Delhi.’
After seeing gorgeous looking Arya, Mohit(Adarsh Gaurav) confesses his feelings for Arya in front of his cousin – Charles (Vikas Varma). After being coaxed by Charles, Mohit approaches Arya. Uninterested in the guy, Arya slams him down. Antagonised, he returns to his gang. It is then the party takes an ugly turn. Arya who is ready to leave the party moves out of the venue to book a cab back home. She informs MAM (Sridevi) that she will reach back in 45 minutes. But, Arya never arrives home.
Worried Sridevi rushes to the party venue and then the police station. At the police station, she meets DK (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) who hands her his visiting card. Guess what is Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s role? You cannot imagine what lengths does Sridevi go for daughter. The journey she decides to take is full of wrong and not so wrong decisions.
The dialogues in the movie are befitting. Especially the quote “God could not be everywhere. Thus he created mothers” makes it way at the perfect time. The script is all the more glorified by the excellent cast that features some of the best talents from our neighbouring country.
The umpteen performances come to life with every frame. During the plot, you stay gripped to your chair as the director skillfully sails you through a series of nail-biting events. Eventually you witness the change of a relationship – MAM to MOM.
Believe me, at many places I just wanted to abscond. The feeling of helplessness, agitation, anger, pain and revenge gulped me entirely. It took me hours to digest and process the movie. Isn’t this a sign of a great movie clubbed with never-seen-before performances?
Watch MOM only to experience the changing face of Bollywood.
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