At times during the movie I felt, she is not playing Devaki, she IS Devaki. In the movie Mom, Sridevi portrays the role of a protagonist, a mother who seeks revenge for injustice done to her daughter.
Summary: While Salman's Tubelight was not released in Pakistan, Sridevi's Mom, which opens this week, gets the highest possible release.
Sajal Ali as Arya - the daughter who can not come to love her step-mom in the first few moments into the film and then as a rape survivor is flawless.
Mom feels very similar to the April release Maatr, in which Raveena Tandon transforms herself with superhero-like speed from posh teacher into rampaging vigilante after her daughter's rape.
At the party, a mishap and fight with some boys from her school leads to abduction and gang-rape.
'Jhanvi is the one who recommended Adnan Siddiqui's name while we were casting. Private detective Dayashankar Kapoor DK (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) steps in to help Devki in her mission. She has seen some parts and has loved it. She continues to be a caring, loving and protective mother. So, they have done a brilliant job, ' said Udyawar, who has previously worked as an art director, producer-director on television entertainers and has also directed commercials and music videos.
There are a few scenes which give goosebumps and some which will make you shed tears. The case goes to the court, but when the law fails. The ponderousness only amplifies the preposterousness, to the point of reducing Mathew, otherwise a likable character, to the archetypal Hindi film policeman who always arrives on the scene after everything is over.
Says a source from the Pakistan film industry, "The way Adnan and Sajal have been presented in the movie by Boney Kapoor is extremely gratifying to us.Earlier, Fawad Khan also was effectively projected by Karan Johar". However, while the story is strong and gripping, it's not unique, it's not new.