• 15 Sep - 21 Sep, 2018
  • Omair Alavi
  • Reviews

Rajkummar Rao bounces back from the failure of Fanney Khan with Stree which is packed with powerful one-liners, superb acting and a brilliant plot. However, the director Amar Kaushik in an attempt to go grand, added an extra layer to the story that confused the audience, who otherwise would have exited the theatre happily.

Stree follows the adventures of three friends Vicky (Rao), Bittu (Aparsakti Khurrana) and Janna who lead a happy go lucky life until a girl (Shraddha Kapoor) enters Vicky’s life; the timing matters as all this happens when the whole town is busy in preparations of a festival in which a real witch appears. Since both the Stree and the mysterious girl appear at the same time, Vicky’s friends suspect her of being the Stree but when she saves Vicky from Stree, they start to believe in her. What happens to the Stree, who has the final laugh and what is the story behind Stree, watch the film for more.

Stree would have done extremely well without The Usual Suspects ending because, by the time the climax happened, everyone was hooked to whatever was happening on the screen, be it the arrival of the spirit, the plan to destroy her or solving the riddle regarding the saviour. The one-liners by Sumit Arora are the highlight of the film while Pankaj Tripathi as the expert on everything comes out as a surprise package as he gets the best lines. Along with Rajkummar Rao and Aparsakti Khurrana, they are the soul of the film while Shraddha Kapoor continues to come across as expressionless as possible; maybe this role was written with her in mind especially for that very reason!