News By/Courtesy: MUKTI MISTRY | 31 Dec 2020 14:15pm IST



Durgamati, a remake of the Anushka Shetty staring South film Bhaagamathie was much hyped as a new-age horror film. Alas, the claim falls flat as there isn’t one instance where you are feeling the tiniest amount of horror ever. the film’s attempt at both horror and comedy fall through. The film is a revenge drama. And given the premise, it might have worked nicely if the director had gone about his business in a straightforward manner. The highly convoluted plot is that the biggest obstacle to the film. then is that the lethargic pace. The length could easily are trimmed by one hour. The director has tried to place too many things in it. There’s a farmers’ protest at one level, then there’s a quasi-religious angle involving the theft of ancient idols. One character even says aloud that the government’s lethargy on the topic of stolen idols is an assault against ‘Hindutva’. On the opposite hand, we have the familiar tale of corrupt politicians plotting against another corrupt politician. Ishwar Prasad (Arshad Warsi) has become such an eyesore due to his neat and clean image that higher-ups from his party want to try away with him. they need to jail him under some trumped-up charge and a high-level CBI inquiry is about up under the command of the no-nonsense officer Satakshi Ganguly (Mahie Gill). the previous assistant to the minister, IAS officer Chanchal Chauhan (Bhumi Pednekar) is languishing in jail for the alleged murder of her fiance Shakti Singh (Karan Kapadia), younger brother of IPS officer ACP Abhay Singh (Jisshu Sengupta). Abhay is asked to relocate Chanchal during a remote palace situated deep inside a jungle so that the CBI can conduct its inquiry covertly. The palace is supposedly haunted by the ghost of its previous owner, Queen Durgamati, who died under mysterious circumstances. Chanchal vouches for Ishwar’s integrity and therefore the CBI’s mission seems to be going nowhere. However, things change when Chanchal gets possessed by the spirit of Durgamati… Several things within the film are purely nonsensical. Why the CBI decides to research during a remote place situated during a forest defies logic as they might easily have done an equivalent within the jail or maybe some secret cell within the town. A murder accused is left by herself in a huge house. Why doesn’t the CBI team and therefore the police stay within the palace with her? the entire palace is fitted with cameras while the interrogation takes place during a tent. The CBI is shown to require the assistance of a Tantrik. They even call during a shrink to analyze Chanchal, who advises moving her from the remote location, which they fail to try. within the end, the CBI is mysteriously supplied the proof they needed to crack the case. What was the necessity of the key interrogation if documented proof was lying around? Spirit possession is that the whole point of the film and that we must say Bhumi Pednekar has put her heart and soul in those scenes. She has taken to the multiple personality routine to a T. Bhumi is the sole actor within the film who has believed within the whole shambolic plot and given her all thereto. She plays her spare an undying conviction and her acting is that the only redeeming feature within the film. Mahie Gill, Arshad Warsi, and Jisshu Sengupta are all talented individuals but are horribly typecast here and are further caught up by the erratic writing. Kudos to them for not laughing aloud and going with the flow.


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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 01 Jan 2021 1:55am IST


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