Sherni Movie

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Sherni Movie Story

Sherni movie, directed by Amit V Masurkar and Vidya Balan as a lead has a simple yet enchanting story which seems repetitive sometimes, has its own heart and soul. It is the story of a tough forest officer intending to capture a tigress that has caused havoc in a the village.  Vidya Vincent (Vidya Balan),  is a committed  and dedicated forest officer, who has not got a promotion in nine years, and after six years of a desk profile, her new position is in the forests of Bijaspur. This posting comes with its own unique challenges, be it professional or personal.

She finds herself isolated in the jungle and a lone woman in a male dominated department. Gradually, she started realizing that every move about the forest department is politically motivated. But she just ignored the fact that her peers and colleagues and even the village- people are undermining her capabilities. Suddenly,a tigress started hunting the village people who roam around in fields. For the villagers, tigers passing through their fields is a common feature, as their village is covered by forests on both sides, but this new development of mining sand, spreads the fear of lives and livelihood.

For Vidya, locating and capturing Tigress alive and send her to deep forests is of utmost importance and  this means the sentiments of the locals, the pressure built by the politicians, her boss Bansal’s (Brijendra Kalra) attitude are all going to be touched in a wrong way. Ranjan Rajhans (Sharat Saxena), who calls himself a conservationist but prides himself on the number of tigers he has hunted for the welfare of the people.

Her only support seems to comes from Hassan Noorani (Vijay Raaz), who is a zoology professor in a nearby college, some of the local villagers like Jyoti (Sampa Mandal), a member of the village committee and Mr. Nangia (Neeraj Kabi), the Forest Department Head. Then the end, how she manages to rescue the wildlife is just heart-wrenching.

Director Amit Masurkar weaves an intricate and complex narrative with a rich visual texture, as he dives deep into this man versus animal conflict. Earlier Amit has directed Newton in 2017 which was showed his understanding of the social fabric, through an electoral officer’s attempts to facilitate polls in a troubled region. He narrates Sherni like an insider who knows the workings of the administration rather well. Even the few comic moments stem from an insider’s perspective. 

The cinematography and sound design (Anish John) literally romance the dense, green jungles – dappled sunshine, gurgling streams, buzzing of insects, rustling of leaves, distinct sounds of birds and animals – it all comes to life in ‘Sherni’. One simply cannot walk away without falling in love with the forests .

But an aide to Vidya reveals that one can go to the forest 100 times and perhaps spot a tiger once, but be assured that the tiger has spotted you 99 times. A chilling reminder of who is the intruder and who reigns supreme in the jungles. The background score (Benedict Taylor, Naren Chandavarkar) adds to the air of mystery and the only song in the film (music by Bandish Project, lyrics by Hussain Haidry) strikes the right note.

The movie shows the futility & vulnerability of relationships too. There is a scene in the movie that in a video chat,  Vidya casually hints to her husband, Pawan (Mukul Chaddha) that she feels stagnant with no growth and might resign, nut her husband who was having a drink party with his friends insist her to stay on , as he isn’t sure how long he can hold on to his job in Mumbai. Though Vidya has very limited dialogues but she is shown as an determined and intensely passionate towards her work. Though she has been told time and again that she is a woman and this is no place for her. Her superior overrules her in front of other men.

The best part of the movie is storytelling and the way it proceeds till the end.

Sherni Movie Cast 

Vidya Balan as Vidya Vincent
Sharat Saxena as Ranjan Rajhans aka Pintu
Vijay Raaz as Hassan Noorani
Ila Arun as Pawan’s mother
Brijendra Kala as Bansal
Neeraj Kabi as Nangia
Mukul Chadda as Pawan
Amar Singh Parihar as MLA G K Singh
Satyakam Anand as P K Singh
Anoop Trivedi as Pyare Lal
Gopal Datt as Saiprasad
Suma Mukundan as Vidya’s mother
Nidhi Diwan as Reshma
Sampa Mandal as Jyoti

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Sherni Movie Credits

Directed by  : Amit V. Masurkar
Produced by : Bhushan Kumar |Krishan Kumar | Vikram Malhotra | Amit V.
Music by                  :  Bandish Projekt |  Utkarsh Dhotekar
Written by             :  Amit V. Masurkar       

Sherni Movie Release Date

18 June 2021

Sherni Movie Review

Another powerful performance by Vidya balan as she exudes the quiet determination, passion and grit of her character. Her character is devoid of any dramatic overtones but with eyes that spark anger and speak volumes. It is a treat to watch Vidya in a simple, make-up free , subtle yet facing battle, sexism and bias not just at work, but also at times at home. The thing that disturbs me as an audience is the end. It shows that the more India tries to change, the more things remain the same. One only hopes that this film acts as a clarion call to India’s forest administrators to clean up their act. for more news stay tuned with us

Sherni Movie Songs

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Sherni Movie Short Description

Sherni  is  an action thriller film directed by Amit V. Masurkar starring Vidya Balan. The film deals in human–wildlife conflict and wildlife conservation.

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