This weekend is all about actress Vidya Balan and her new film ‘Sherni’ The actress makes a comeback to the screen with her unconventional entertainer as an upright forest officer who battles the social barriers set by the patriarchal and lethargic attitudes within her department.
Sherni is a story set in the backdrop of man-animal conflict, where a forest officer Vidya Vincent is pushed to a Catch 22 situation. Armed with her ideals, Vidya’s utopia is shattered when she has to choose between idealism and pragmatism to save a man-eater tigress.
Sherni tackles sexism and absurdities of bureaucracy, all about the age-old conflict between man and nature. The title Sherni, which means tigress in Hindi, refers not only to the wandering animal at the centre of the film’s clashes but also the protagonist, forest officer Vidya Vincent. It is a metaphor for Vidya Vincent who has to fight against the patriarchy, politics, and her seniors in the forest department who are likely devoted towards their political leaders
Just like Newton, Director Amit Masurkar’s Sherni is unique and there are no villains in the movie either. The film involves differents parties interested in an immediate solution to the man-animal conflict rather than a long-term one.
Amit Masurkar identifies three-four different parties and had let them deal with a prowling tigress somewhere in Madhya Pradesh. The film also has an eccentric mix of actors like Sharad Saxena, Vijay Raaz, Ila Arun, and Mukul Chaddha in critical roles.
While the film released alongside South Superstar Dhanush’s Jagame Thandhiram, fans have already started singing praises for Vidya Balan’s acting who had flowed through the character’s curve with surgical precision and Amit Masurkar’s brilliant direction.
For the unversed Sherni released on OTT platform Amazon Prime Video on June 18 at midnight. Vidya Balan also took to Twitter to share how special Sherni is to her. She tweeted, “This one is always going to be special! Here’s to all the tigresses… always keep your head and spirit high.”
Vidya Balan’s portrayal of a strong character Vidya Vincent has impressed Netizens and they have bombarded the social media with their praise and reviews.
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