News By/Courtesy: Abhipsha Datta | 14 Apr 2021 0:53am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sandhya’s character is shown as a regular woman leading a normal life of conformism who has an awakening amidst a tragedy.
  • The film takes its commentary about sectarianism as the film shows the insulting discrimination faced by Sandhya’s Muslim friend Nazia.
  • The film should be given a chance as the audience gets to witness, how sometimes in tragedy we find our life's purpose.

The focal point of the Netflix release Pagglait is, a family mourning the death of their eldest son, Astik. Amidst this chaos is his wife, Sandhya (Sanya Malhotra), who is unable to get herself to shed a tear or feel the loss of her husband’s death. Her state has been portrayed very hilariously as she asks questions, such as, is it okay to drink Pepsi during the wake? The plot gradually unfolds to reveal that Sandhya and Astik were married for five months. She hardly knew him as a person or his tastes and preferences. They barely interacted. Sandhya who has completed her master's in English literature never had the chance to pursue her career any further. She never fell in love and was married off to become a stay-at-home wife. On the other hand, her late husband Astik was the vice-president in a firm and earned more than enough for both of them. However, a few days post his death, Sandhya comes across a photograph of a woman in his closet which makes her very upset, irritated, and confused. Meanwhile to make the storyline more engaging Filmmaker Umesh Bist has also depicted the grand Indian family, comprising of Astik’s parents, brothers, uncles, aunts, cousins, grandmother and Sandhya’s mother, and a friend, Nazia (Shruti Sharma) in the background. Via Nazia Zaidi’s character, the film takes its commentary about sectarianism as the film shows the insulting discrimination faced by Sandhya’s Muslim friend Nazia. This is a film of moments that brings to light, hypocrisy and greed, propriety, and self-absorption possessed by the Giri family, especially as they are seen shifting the responsibility of taking care of Sandhya after Astik's death. This concern magically disappears when there comes into the picture, a monetary incentive. Sandhya’s parents talk about being open-minded while still supporting the same regressive customs. Hindi films usually stereotype widows as tragic figures. However, there is nothing miserable about the portrayal of Sandhya’s character. She is shown as a regular woman leading a normal life of conformism who has an awakening amidst a tragedy, that she has never lived for herself. Sanaya Malhotra has delivered her finest acting in playing Sandhya’s role. She is known for her versatile rendition in films such as Dangal, Pataakha, and now Pagglait. Overall, the film should be given a chance as the audience gets to witness, how sometimes in tragedy we find out life's purpose. 

 

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Section Editor: 5thVoice.News | 14 Apr 2021 7:25am IST


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