Title: Stree (IMDB)
*ing: Rajkumar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana, Abhishek Banerjee
Director: Amar Kaushik
Genre: Horror, Comedy
A small town is haunted by a woman’s ghost who abducts the town’s men.
There is horror and the scare element involved, but more importantly the makers have kept the focus on comedy making it more watchable than if it had been out and out horror film.
The acting is brilliant. Rajkumar Rao and his gang are fun to watch but Pankaj Tripathi simply steals the show with his deadpan delivery and the habit of breaking into old songs at every opportunity. The analysis of what-we-know about the ghost is simply brilliant. From Hello Mr. “Falana dhimkana” onwards!
- How does the ghost know everybody’s name? Well everything is Aadhar linked.
- The town’s men staying scared at home while the women move around freely!
The unanswered questions – Who or rather what exactly is the girl (whose name we never learn), and what happens just before the end. And who is Shama? And is Vicky's mother the Stree? The ending just spoils a bit of fun. Although it also sets up enough material for a sequel.
Rating: 8/10. An unusual film which is scary and funny with good acting. Only the ending spoiled it a tad bit.
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