Stree Movie Review

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Release Date  : 31/08/2018

Genre              : Comedy, Horror

Cast                 : Rajkumar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Aparshakthi khurana, Pankaj Tripathi

Director           : Amar Kaushik

Duration          : 2 hrs 10 mins

Language        : Hindi

Misogyny and chauvinism are social evils that exist in both first and third world societies. Whether you’re educated or civilized, women have always had to play second fiddle in the male-dominant system. The world would certainly, do well to give women far more respect. To see such a pertinent conversation unfold in a horror-comedy like Stree is a unique experience. The quaint town of Chanderi is haunted by a unique legend. The spirit of an angry woman stalks men during a festive period.

Chanderi’s wonder boy and tailor extraordinaire, Vicky (Rajkummar Rao) falls in love with a mysterious girl (Shraddha Kapoor) who appears only during the four days of the festive season as well. Her disappearing act gets his friends suspicious and they start believing that she could be the Stree haunting the city for long. The funniest character in the film is Pankaj Tripathi’s Rudra, a bookshop owner and Mr know-it-all, who guides Vicky and his friends on how to cope with Stree and her haunting act.

Rajkummar’s performance is just as good. Aparshakti Khurrana and Abhishek Banerjee as the friends offer good comedic punches too. Shraddha Kapoor’s character is a bit of an enigma. Stree does fairly well with the comedy, but even with several laugh-out-loud moments, the film feels a little too long. Stree is an entertaining film. This is an experimental comedy, that creates an eerie atmosphere and it manages to be funny and scary at the same time. The movie has its absurdities, it also has its moments. Go watch and have some fun this weekend.