Panga Movie Review: Kangana Ranaut Starrer ‘Panga’ Is A Heartfelt Ode To Motherhood
Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Panga starring Kangana Ranaut is a simple and sweet 'slice of life' story, which is said with a progressive narrative. This film gives an heartfelt ode to womanhood and to all our super mommies, who sacrifice all their dreams, passion, aspirations, in short their entire lives selflessly for us. Panga tells a story which is set in a middle class household, showing the daily intricacies of life in the most relatable way. Panga narrates the story of Jaya, a former captain of the Indian Kabaddi team, who left her first love Kabadi for the apple of her eye, her son. The former Kabaddi champion is now a railway clerk and mother of a 7-year-old. Jaya is like any other middle class mom, whose life revolves around her kid. Jassi Gill as Prashant plays the ever smiling supportive husband that any girl would dream for. Yagya Bhasin plays their little son, whose determination of uniting his beloved mom back with her first love Kabaddi, that she once left for him, will make children of all ages go back in time and make a realization of the selfless sacrifice, that all our moms have done. This is exactly where the film succeeds to hit the chord of the audience's emotions & create a connect with them. It is one such progressive women centric film, which shows that not all women give up on their dreams & aspirations over a family pressure, but some even does at a certain point in their lives happily, by making it a willful choice, as stated by Jaya in a dialogue. This film also shows how keeping the 'conventional notions' aside, there are women who set back to fulfill their unfulfilled dreams, and their immediate family become the wings to their this flight. Like the saying that behind every successful man their is a dotting woman, similarly behind every successful women their is a force of her super supportive family. Kangana as Jaya delivers an effortless performance, which will make her win several accolades. She knows the art of giving a heart touching performance, that will leave a trailing effect in the audience's hearts. Her performance will make hundreds of those women who has shielded their dreams with the weight of responsibilities, take a moment out from their lives to retrospect and start afresh, to take the ultimate 'Panga' in life. Jassie Gill's chemistry with Kangana might look on and off across the film, but the actor succeeds in delivering the role for which he was taken for. The heart of the film for me was the little boy, who remains as the true blue winner of the film, all through. Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari what a find! Richa Chaddha's 'no-nonsense' attitude with her straight faced reality hitting dialogues add credentials to the film. Neena Gupta in her little screen time has done full justice to the role. It's always more relatable when a woman's story is told by a woman. That's exactly what happens here, when Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari took the command to show Jaya's second innings in her life story. She has made a film, whose strength lies in its simplicity which makes it relatable. This director has mastered the art to put the 'slices of life' story on the big screens with utmost care and needed emotions. The dialogues are so well written that it will make you laugh by giving you a flashback from your daily chores of life. Like a dialogue in the film said by Richa, where she compares the art of raiding in a game of Kabaddi, to the art of adjusting and dealing with in-laws, by the newly married girls, and how they master it. The editing and screenplay of the film is so neat that it keeps you hooked to the screens. The background score by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy like always creates an impact. If you have a mother like most of us, who has sacrificed their entire life by boxing their dreams and aspiration to mould the dreams of our lives, this film will hit you hard, and make you want to be those wings in your mother's life, that will let her take the flight, to take the 'Panga', that she always wanted to take in her life. I will give this film a four out of five stars, and recommend all to go for a movie date with your Mommies this weekend, to watch Panga.