Soni Movie Review by Sputnik

While fighting crimes against women in Delhi, a short-fused policewoman and her level-headed female boss grapple with gender issues in their own lives.

The movie very effectively portrays the struggle female cops face and the gender discrimination that they go through. The relationship between the policewoman and her caring female boss is very beautifully portrayed. Just when you are expecting something great the movie unfortunately disappoints with a tame ending. It needed a better and more powerful climax than a lame one involving some drug users. Also its kind of repetitive with what happens earlier in the movie.

The movie shows Soni tolerating Naveen’s presence who is trying to make amends for having done something bad but we are never really shown or told as to what really happened. Soni and her boss are talking about some undercover operation but we are never really told or shown what it really is. One can only assume its an anti eve teasing operation.

The movie is beautifully shot by David Bolen. Its like watching real life whether its Delhi in early morning or late nights or the middle class household of Soni and the somewhat upper middle class household of Kalpana and her relatives.

Geetika Vidya Ohlyan was excellent as the short tempered Soni. Saloni Batra was excellent as her calm, level-headed boss Kalpana. Gauri Chakraborty was very good as Huma, the friendly neighbor. The rest of the cast was good too.

Ivan Ayr’s direction is good for a debut effort but the movie needed a better story/screenplay and he is partly to blame as he shares the writing credits with Kislay Kislay. The movie is decent but it had the potential to be a truly great movie which unfortunately it isn’t.

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