After long, comes a family drama which every member of a family can enjoy in the company of each other. A complete family entertainer and a feel-good movie, although it offers nothing new.
Given the 'films' we have been subjected to, especially in the last two weeks, this stands head and shoulders above. A scheduled Diwali release would have certainly raked in the moolah
for Indra Kumar and his team. That was a festive time with people willing to spend and a long weekend.
Nevertheless, for Rekha's fans, this is going to be one khoobsurat
moment. The actress looks gorgeous, setting alight the screen with her tremendous presence, acting skills and beautiful sarees. She holds fort in every scene even as Indra Kumar tries to tell the tale in a tearing hurry in the first half.
The first half is patchy and jerky with every character just screaming and screeching. Kumar wants to show how Bharti Bhatia (Rekha) is being victimized in her own home. Her husband (Randhir Kapoor), who heads a corporate firm, treats her like a doormat. Children follow suit. She religiously prays for the upkeep of ever family member only to be ridiculed further and insulted in a manner reminiscent of Mithun Chakraborty-Shoma Anand starrers, like Ghar Ek Mandir
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Even Mann (Sharman), her grandson, who comes to India unannounced, just barges in from New York one fine day, without any flow to the script. Of course there are a few key and funny moments here, but not enough to sustain the film.
Or so you think...
But come the second half and Kumar guides his cast differently. Pushing the plot forward with ease is Rekha, supported by Sharman Joshi and every other character who finally 'fall into place' (pun intended).
Ever character settles down and the comic scenes are 'howlarious'. Scenes like these are seen on screen after a long time where you laugh unabashedly. The Chutki Bhar Sindoor
scene with her bahu (Shreya Narayan) and the kidney transplant scene on a 'film set' in a hospital with Anupam Kher, who plays Bharti's childhood friend, are a riot.
When Mann sees the plight of his Nani who silently suffers the abuse with a prayer on her lips, he decides to take things into his own hands. He convinces his Nani to go in for a complete make-over and before you know it, she is endorsing products and is a household name as a top model in the country.
Then begins the process to change every family member. Helped by her grandson, she goes along with every plan even though it means hurting her family. CHECK OUT: SUPER NANI Movie Special
One day she lands on a set where in the neighbouring studio her arrogant bahu
is shooting a serial with SRK. Bahu
soon realizes that this SRK is a duplicate and acting is not anybody's cup of tea. After being humiliated for 64 takes, Bharti walks in to find her in tears. She takes her daughter-in-law aside, gives her confidence and sends her back. Likewise, she handles every other member of her family.
Sharman Joshi effortlessly manages to merge into this grandson who cannot see his Nani being humiliated. Anupam Kher's cameo is hilarious while Shreya Narayan sheds her sexy tag to play this fat, ugly, mad and bitchy character. In the second half, like all other actors, she too handles it well, showing that comedy is also something she is adept at.
Anchal Dwivedi as Rekha's daughter too sends out enough negativity to want you to hate her, while Shweta Kumar, seen after six years, lends gorgeous support to Sharman.
But the film belongs to Rekha. Watch it for her grace and poise and her acting skills.