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Mardaani - Movie Review

Verdict - "Audacious and unflinching, yet another strong female lead movie".

With movies like Highway, Queen and now Mardaani. So far, 2014 is been a strong year for female lead movies and we should be glad about it. Hope Mary Kom turns out well!

Mardaani recites with a simple premise and also with an impressive run time of 114 minutes, a fearless lady cop hunts down an obnoxious child sex trafficking gang . Did she successfully triumph over? You would probably guess the obvious answer.

Now! What's the actual purpose of this movie? It was never crammed with unnecessary commercial elements nor with a logical storyline which keeps you guessing for every single minute. It's just a straight forward no-nonsense thriller that take aim in creating awareness about these pugnacious events which are taking place in our daily lives. It was that effortless!

Few movies should be viewed the way they should be, going into Mardaani don't anticipate for something inimitable. I was genuinely surprised when they concluded the first half in 40 minutes. It was a daring move, mainly in the world of commercial cinema, but director Pradeep Sarkar and writer Gopi Puthran were valiant enough to try and deliver a movie which will no where intrigue an archetypal moviegoer.

About the writer Gopi Puthran, the screenplay of the movie is a bit underwhelming, we expect things to happen in an altered way, but Mardaani takes the classic emblematic route to explain things, it was never boring though. Maybe that's because of the tag attached to the movie which is "Inspired by true events".

Rani Mukherji is the powerhouse of the movie, she is compelling, fascinating and totally appealing as an intrepid cop who never back down. She completely surpassed the conception and the importance of a female character in a movie and as I said earlier, female lead performances were stronger this year and I'm totally enthralled by it.

Finally, Mardaani is an imperative and a much needed movie for all (especially women). It was completely confident in it's approach and believed in it's original storyline. It might not blend well in a nonspecific world, but if you do respect these kinda movies, go give it a try.

My Rating - 3.25/5
Grade - B (Worth a watch!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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