Director: Pammi Somal
Cast & Crew: Kirron Kher, Jackie Shroff, Divya Dutta, Kanwaljeet Singh, Manav Vij, Anju Mahendroo, Viraf Patel, Nimisha Goswami, Simran Vaid
Plot Summary: Mummy Punjabi (Kirron Kher) is a new age mother trying to balance her own value system with her children and their modern culture.
Review: This film can safely fall under a newly created genre called “senior citizen” cinema. Watching “Mummy Punjabi” was like watching a 1980’s TV show – slow, boring and irrelevant. It is probably the equivalent of watching back-to-back episodes of “Shanti” or “Tara”. A 20-something is bound to snooze through it.
Traditional Punjabi mother (Kirron Kher), trying to cope with modern times…nothing fresh about that. The production values don’t exactly help. To add to the boredom there are random twists in the story that are not justified and neither is Mummyji’s bias towards her daughter. (She allows her daughter to fool around with boys but her sons are strictly forbidden). It’s against norms for the sake of being different, no reasoning provided. The makers might have assumed the audience won’t need one.
Kirron Kher’s sincere performance is the only thing that might keep you awake. But, “Mummy Punjabi” clearly wasn’t my cup of tea. If you aren’t criminally bored, then it won’t be yours either.
Verdict: For 50+ soap opera lovers