After winning our hearts with her brilliant performance in English Vinglish in 2012, Sri Devi will be again seen in action in her upcoming suspense thriller film, Mom. Produced by her husband Boney Kapoor, Mom will see Sridevi playing a step-mom who is on a hunt to find her daughter. It’s a story of a stormy relationship between a woman and her 18-year old step-daughter. Directed by Ravi Udyawar, the movie also features Akshaye Khanna, Adnan Siddiqui (a Pakistani actor) and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in important roles. The shooting of the film has been wrapped up and now the film is ready to release on 14th of July.
Sridevi had played a mother in her last film, English Vinglish as well, but Mom is nothing like that. In Mom, Sridevi will be seen portraying the role of a strong mother who can go to any extent for the well being of her children. And this message was sent out loud with the first motion poster of the film, released on March 30th . It leaves you intrigued to know what this mother has to convey. The motion poster begins with Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s persuasive voice as he establishes what you call your maa is immaterial, for her role stays the same in your life. The actor is doing a cameo in the film. The still poster of the film is equally impressive. It has the word ‘Mother’ scribbled in different languages across Sridevi’s face.
Interestingly, Raveena Tandon’s comeback film, Maatr, which is releasing this Friday is also about a mother. However, Raveena clears that Maatr and Mom are two different films with different concepts and stories. Both are women-centric films about the struggle of a mother, but with different storylines and set ups. In fact, another film which is being compared to Mom is Vidya Balan’s Kaahani . Actually the trailer gives us a feel of Vidya Balan’s Kaahani, but the stories are way apart.
Ever since the teaser of the movie has been released, the curiosity level is soaring high amongst the viewers. The teaser especially impressed the audience in Pakistan and there’s a reason behind that. The girl who plays the daughter of Sridevi is a famous Pakistani actor named Sajal Ali. In fact, Pakistan’s famous actor Adnan Siddiqui is also seen in a pivotal role in Mom.
The film looks amazing and the teaser keeps our excitement level high. Slated to release this July, we couldn’t wait more to watch Sridevi again on the big screen.