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India’s First Horror Comedy Entertains Us & Also Provides an Insight into a Woman's Heart.

  • Shashank Shekhar

    Shashank Shekhar (5,254 DM Points)

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    3.5
    Desimartini | Updated - September 27, 2019 1:37 AM IST
    3.5DM (107625 ratings)

    Verdict - Stree Has an Engaging Storyline that Comprises of Quirky Comedy & Mild Horror that Directs Towards Women Empowerment…..

    StreeRelease date : August 31, 2018

    I did not have too much expectations from this experimental project by a debutant director and with Rajkumar Rao & Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles, I was neither very optimistic regarding box office collections of the movie. But, when the movie emerged out to be a surprise hit at the box office thereby crossing the 100 crore mark with ease & grace, I had pinned the movie on my wishlist and too my surprise ( as I am not very inclined to watching horror movies), I really enjoyed the movie throughout its duration as the movie was the right mix of all the mainstream elements that comprise of a good cinematic experience.

    The well-written screenplay and comic chops by Rajkumar Rao & Aparshakti Khurana make us laugh, the vibrant screen presence of the beautiful Shradha Kapoor lights up the romantic scenes, the light doses of horror amidst the streets of small town in MP help in instantly developing a connect with the rural & mass audience, and at last the stupendous direction gives us ample memories to take away from the movie alongside a strong feminist message that is beautifully conveyed through the dialogues without using any stick to stamp it on the audience.

    As always, Rajkumar Rao is terrific in the role of the aashiq cum darzi and from the very first scene the makers have constructed the movie in a very meticulous manner to form an organized screenplay and the makers have displayed intelligence as they have flown in with the tide by taking a novel concept which has been inspired from the true events witnessed in Bangalore in the 1990s. The movie is bound to give the audience a sense of nostalgia as it has a sense of earthiness with small town rural charms that really captivate the viewers giving an honest portrayal of the feminine ghost that is not dangerous yet harmful in a degree that is proportionate to the morality & the weakness of the man in front of her.

    In the end, the message is that it is not the females who are to be blamed for their complexity, vivaciousness, & beauty for making men go haphazard in their minds. It is instead, the weakness and spinelessness of men that makes the man-woman relationship go awry. All in all, a new story that has been told with brevity & compassion.

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