Bollywood is purely commerce driven as is any other industry. However when within limitations something different is attempted it needs to be applauded. Stree has everything that you will look for in a good entertaining movie. Though let me warn you that climax might leave you a little high and dry and again the director balances it with a good unexpected twist in the end.
However we have for long suffered horror movies which are so bad that we laugh at them turning them into comedy, I think the most memorable one for me being Raaz Reboot where Emran Hashmi’s ghost act was making the audiences role with laughter where it was supposed to put fear in the audience.
So here is a movie which is intended to be a horror comedy and let me tell you it has epic scenes of comedy in the movie. The most memorable ones being the father son interaction and the kind of goof ball comedy that takes place between the three friends. My favourite was a mom crying holding her son’s underwear in her hands – such comedy is stuff of legends where it is delivered without being vulgar.
The plot of the movie has a woman spirit called stree attacking the men of a small town and a mysterious girl who is also the love interest of Vicky played by Rajkumar Rao is the prime suspect. Finally the spirit is controlled and everyone lives happily ever after or do they ?
This simple story premise is made completely super watch by the director Amar Kaushik where comedy moments ,one liners come at you with such speed that you just keep laughing at moment after moment.
Rajukmar Rao is in epic form . Pankaj Tripathi as Rudra Bhayya is the show stopper. The two friends played by Aparshakti Khurana and Dana played by Abhishek Banerjee are all performances that hold you.
Fact is Stree might or might not work at the box office but should you walk into the theater to watch this one you won’t feel cheated like some high name bollywood duds make you feel at times.
My rating a solid three stars for the whole team
Review By- Rahul Deo Bharadwaj