The prolific actress took nearly two years to sign a Hindi film after her English-Vinglish. The actress was in the meantime considered for SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali, but went on to feature in southern film Puli.
Devki (Sridevi), a school teacher, resides in Delhi with her husband Anand and two young daughters. I surrendered totally to my director Ravi Udyawar. But she can not accept Devki and her love wholeheartedly. But for Devki Arya (Sajal Ali) was not like her stepped daughter, rather she is just like her own daughter. The film sets the tone with the tense equation between Devaki and Arya. One night Arya goes for a party and unfortunately gets raped. She’s hell-bent on taking revenge.
Mumbai Mirror rated the movie 3.5 and says that besides cinematographer Anay Goswamy, who captures the proceedings strategically and in a manner that influences and controls the audience’s focus, Sridevi, Akshaye Khanna and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s classic acting has played a role in elevating the hard-hitting drama.
Mom is Sridevi’s 300th film and is being released in the 50th year of her film career.
Now, all this may sound like the recently released Maatr, where Raveena Tandon played a mother who moves mountains to punish her daughter’s rapists.
“Sridevi is a fine actor and she knows what new she can get to a film”. MOM is all about the story of mother who is seeking revenge for an unfortunate incident concerning her daughter.
Well, the scenes of Nawaz and Sridevi are major highlights.
Mom is not without its moments. Especially when it comes to Devaki’s nervous breakdowns and her anger.
She is outstanding in her sequence where she sees Arya for the first time in the hospital and is told the horrific truth by the doctor, she is superb when she meets the villain in the hospital, and in her earlier expressions as she tries to break the barriers between Arya and herself. The action thriller family entertainer has bagged a big revenue of Rs 120 crore in 14 days and still receiving a good response from film-watchers in Indian cinema halls. A main plot of a mother seeking retribution for a daughter.
The film is gripping, although a few unwanted scenes in the second half where it tends to stretch could be chopped. In the past few weeks, I’ve seen no less than three features-the latest being Ravi Udyawar’s Mom-in which a lone woman is forced into a auto by a group of men. “I am so glad that I could see you performing this song live as it was absolutely mesmerizing”. The writers underplayed his role way too much. Made on the similar lines of Aishwarya Rai starrer Jazba and Amitabh Bachchan’s Pink, Sridevi’s Mom pinpoints on to the social stigmas that are ruining the lives of many who get tossed in the hands of crime and injustice.