MOM portrays the life of a biology teacher in Delhi. She enjoys the suburban life with her husband. However her world takes a U-turn when her stepdaughter is physically assaulted by a hot shot and his friends. Will she take the help of law to punish the accused or will she hunt them by herself, is what remains to be seen!
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Cast & Crew
Director: Ravi Udyawar
Producers: Boney Kapoor and Sunil Manchanda
Music: A.R. Rahman
Cast: Sridevi, Akshaye Khanna, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Adnan Siddiqui, Abhimanyu Singh, Sajal Ali
Duration: 2 hours 27 minutes
Sridevi plays a middle aged woman biology teacher Devki Sabarwal. She is enjoying her suburban life, in Delhi, with her second husband Anand, played by Adnan Siddiqui. Arya aka Sajal Ali plays her stepdaughter. Instead of calling her ‘mom,’ Arya prefers to call her ma’am because she also teaches her daughter in school. Devki shares a trying on off relationship with Arya.
Meanwhile, an alcohol fuelled party goes terribly wrong when a bunch of guys decide to gang rape a girl and it turns out to be Arya. This is when Devki puts on her fierce mom look and takes law and justice into her own hands.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the role of a detective and Akshaye Khanna the righteous cop, who helps Devki fight for justice.
Sridevi nails it perfectly as Devki, but MOM is not only about Sridevi’s performance. Unlike her previous film English Vinglish, MOM is bolstered by a solid supporting cast. Sajal Ali plays the strong and vulnerable girl. Adnan makes a terrific husband to Sridevi. Abhimanyu Singh plays the ruthless villain. Nawaz plays the perfect family man with a conscience.
On the whole, MOM is a terrific film and this is one of my favorite movies so far not just because this is Sridevi’s film.
- What’s Good:
- Sridevi’s terrific performance
- The movie’s plot hold you till the end
Whether you are a Sridevi fan or not, MOM is a must watch.