Bollywood Reviews

Stree: A Horror Comedy with a societal touch

3.5

Stree: Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi

Rating: Good

Stree Story: The town of Chanderi is haunted by a spooky but an extraordinary legend. The soul of an irate lady stalks men amid a festive period. Amid these four nights of celebrations, the soul, basically alluded to as Stree, calls out to men when only they’re alone. In the event that the men pivot, Stree whisks them away, leaving them with just their garments. Chanderi’s starboy cum tailor professional, Vicky (Rajkummar Rao) experiences passionate feelings for a strange young lady (Shraddha Kapoor) who appears just amid the four long days of the festival. Her vanishing act gets his companions suspicious and they begin trusting that she could be the Stree frequenting the city for long.

Stree Review: Misogyny and chauvinism are social shades of malice that exist in both first and third world societies. Regardless of whether you’re educated or working, ladies have dependably needed to play second fiddle in the male-prevailing system. The world would surely, do well to give ladies unquestionably regard. To see such a relevant discussion unfurl in a horror comic drama like Stree, is a novel affair. In any case, it feels somewhat shaking, when a film that jabs fun at horror films and engages the crowd with its jokes, all of a sudden blasts out into a remark on woman’s rights. In an offer to be socially significant, Stree winds up being excessively preachy at some point.

But on the other hand, the writing department of the film has done a tremendous job, especially with the comical punches in a horror setting. The most clever character in the film is Pankaj Tripathi’s Rudra, a bookshop owner and Mr know-it-all, who guides Vicky and his companions on the best way to cope with Stree and her haunting acts. Tripathi’s comic planning is first rate and one of the veritable features of the film. Rajkummar’s acting is similarly as great. He handles the numerous shades of drama, horror and comedy with no sweat. Aparshakti Khurrana and Abhishek Banerjee as the companions offer great comedic punches as well. Shraddha Kapoor’s character is a touch of a conundrum. Despite the fact that the part is problematic, the actress does a fine job of maintaining an air of mystery.

Stree does genuinely well with the comedy, yet even with a few roar with laughter minutes, the film feels excessively long. It is as yet an engaging film. This is an exploratory satire, that makes a spooky climate and it figures out how to be entertaining and terrifying at the same time.

Go for it if you wanna have a good time 🙂