5 reasons why Raveena Tandon’s Maatr should be your pick of this week

5 reasons why Raveena Tandon’s Maatr should be your pick of this week

At many points in Maatr, the lechers are seen asking a question, “Aurat yeh sab kar sakti hai?”, “Woh ek aurat hi toh hai,” etc. The film answers that question the hard-hitting way. Raveena Tandon returned to the big screen as the main lead after a hiatus and she returned with a bang. Maatr which means mother in English is a rape-revenge thriller. A mother Vidya Chauhan and her teenage daughter are brutally gang raped by a bunch of lecherous monsters high on money and political power. The daughter is subsequently murdered. After being abandoned by her husband, being subjected to an unfair treatment by law and pushed against the wall, the mother rises and how! She goes on a rampage, a path of vengeance. The film has released alongside Sonakshi Sinha’s Noor and after watching both the films, according to me, Maatr should be your pick of the week. Here are 5 reasons why I think so… Raveena Tandon Kudos to Raveena Tandon for choosing a script like Maatr to mark her return to the big screen. She could’ve easily opted for a more mainstream commercial path but she told me in an interview that it was a conscious decision on her part to choose a script that talks about an issue. After a long time, I’ve come across a performance that is this layered. Raveena Tandon who is seen as the main lead on the big screen after 11 years nails her part of a grieving, vulnerable, broken mother. There is a scene in the film where her character says, “It’s okay…it’s okay” to an agitated teenage girl who has just witnessed a murder, disguised as death. In that particular moment albeit a brief one, she portrays anger, sympathy, happiness and menace, all at once. ALSO READ: Maatr honest review: Here’s what critics have to say about Raveena Tandon’s revenge saga Madhur Mittal This has to be the most despicable performance I’ve come across by any actor as an antagonist in a very long time. Madhur Mittal as loathsome Apurva Malik, makes sure you have nothing but sheer hatred for his character from the first scene till the end. Madhur has acted in quite a few Hollywood films like Slumdog Millionaire and Million Dollar Arm and his menacing turn as rapist cum murderer is sure to get his character the brickbats and his performance the bouquets. The ensemble The film may not boast of known actors but that works well in its favour and gives it a realistic feel. Actors who played Madhur’s friends in the film, his uncle and his father were perfect for their part. Anurag Arora shines as a cop, Divya Jagdale as Ritu is first rate and Rushad Rana as Raveena’s husband …