I watch movies because I can't afford regular therapy.
I knew Masurkar is a really good director and had loved Newton, but was skeptical of this since it's a comparatively higher budget film with a very diverse cast. Happy to say Sherni proved me wrong. It's a very engaging and rich story that's more than just a Tiger hunt. It's brimming with relevant themes and has a very nuanced portrayal of a Forest department which finds itself within the chaos of bureaucracy and politics.
The film lacks a little…
Idk how Dibakar Banerjee does it every time. If only it wasn't for the rather weird and jittery sound mixing I'd say this too is a perfectly made film. His films are usually more restrictive in terms of how much violence and profanity he can show since they're all rated U/A but I think that's what brings out the beast of creativity inside him. The violence is rather strong in his story and the effect it leaves on the viewer.…
Where to even begin man, this probably is one of the most perfect films ever made. I remember when I was a kid and saw this for the first time on UTV, seeing Paresh Rawal play 3 different characters on screen blew me away. When I grew up a little I realized the importance of it and how thematically rich it made the film, with added layers of Lucky's inescapable past, his issues with father figures and a genuine hatred…