Male centric and male buddy films are quite common in Bollywood but what is not so common is the exact opposite of this. Yes and that are female centric and female buddy films. Well that being said, filmmaker Pan Nalin's 'Angry Indian Goddesses' is exactly what is uncommon, it is an out and out female buddy film. There was quite a lot of speculation and anticipation surrounding this film especially since it is labelled as India's first female buddy film. Will 'Angry Indian Goddesses' live up to the anticipations or will it fizzle out, let's analyze.
'Angry Indian Goddesses' tells the story of seven best female buddies, ie, Freida (Sarah Jane Dias), Nargis Nasreen (Tannishtha Chatterjee), Madhurita (Anushka Manchanda), Suranjana (Sandhya Mridul), Joanna (Amrit Maghera), Pamela (Pavleen Gujral) and Laxmi (Rajshri Deshpande). Each one of them have their own problems in life and despite the hardships and struggle which they go through either in their professional or personal life, all of the buddies come to stay at Freida's home to spend some quality time with each other and forget their hardships atleast temporarily, if not permanently. Will their relentless struggle come to an end, what has fate got for them in store in the immediate future is what forms the reminder of the story.
Coming to terms with the acting part, all of the lead actresses, Sarah Jane Dias, Sandhya Mridul, Rajshri Despande, Pavleen Gujral, Anushka Manchanda, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Amrit Maghera have played their respective parts very well indeed. All of them have managed to carry out their respective characters with absolute finesse, so much so that numerous times you can actually relate yourself to them. Full marks to all of them. Adil Hussain who plays a supporting actor also has done full justice to his character although he only appears in the second half of the film.
Cinematography of the film is decent though there is nothing very special to mention about it. Full marks to the editing part as well, as the film does not get stretchy at any point of time and is aptly edited keeping the length to just over 2 hours.
Though there are just about one or two songs in the film and that too being background tracks, the track which plays during the opening credits, is quite peppy and listenable. The other song 'Zindagi' is also melodious and hummable.
Director Pan Nalin has done a splendid job indeed. He has done full justice to the director's seat as the film is well directed and well made. 'Angry Indian Goddesses' is surely not your typical masala fare but it is a film which is quite realistic and as already mentioned above, one which you can actually relate yourself to. But don't be under the misconception that this film is only meant to be viewed by females. The film is very entertaining and realistic and it does not get boring at any point of time whatsoever.
We are going for a three and a half stars for 'Angry Indian Goddesses'. Book your tickets right away if you want to see a well made, relatable and a realistic film which is quite a rarity nowadays.