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Super Nani Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, October 31, 2014 • Hindi ]
Super Nani Review
Maruti International
Rekha, Sharman Joshi, Shweta Kumar, Randhir Kapoor, Anupam Kher
Indra Kumar
Indra Kumar, Ashok Thakeria

Rekha - the eternal, timeless, seamless diva is ageless and ironically the makers of ‘Super Nani’ also believed the same for their 80’s style film resulting in a weird off sync example of women empowerment.

Director Indra Kumar’s (Dil, Beta, Ishq, Dhamaal, Grand Masti) ‘Super Nani’ starts as an attempt to celebrate the b-town tearjerker family socials seen by our fathers and grandfathers but shamelessly the movie unintentionally mocks them in the attempt.

Relying on the tried, tested and trusted cliché melodramas that ruled during its regime on big screen from time to time and continues to rule the small screen ‘Super Nani’ is about an old kind hearted soul Bharti Bhatia (Rekha) ridiculed to just a servant in her house. Bharti’s husband Mr. Bhatia (Randhir Kapoor) is a CEO of a reputed company, her son (Rajesh Kumar) deals in stock market, her daughter-in-law (Shreya Narayan) is a wannabe actress, Bhatia’s daughter wants to start a living relationship with a married man. All this gang of Bharti’s familypur make sure that their talented dancer and actress Nani stays confined in the house making butter parathas and salads as per demand.

Enters Mann (Sharman Joshi) Bharti’s NRI grandson who transforms her ‘bechari’ grandma into a glam ‘nari’ of substance who poses for washing powders, detergents, sarees (of course) to win the year’s award for being the women of substance. Claps or slaps (you decide).

Based on a popular Guajarati play ‘Baa Ae Maari Boundary’, ‘Super Nani’ chooses the right ingredients for a family tearjerker but unfortunately Indra Kumar who had shown great hands in handling such loud but clear and entertaining family melodramas especially in ‘Beta’ fails to get any engaging and convincing hand from the writers of the script who fail to offer any scope for improvement making Indra Kumar’s fail in his stronghold.

The emotions run flat. The characters turn caricatures and the connection with the audience is minimum. For example Sharman Joshi speaks in a weird accent that swings genders which doesn,t gel with the character he portrays though he does well. Same can be said for most of the other supporting cast.

Rekha is eternal in her role. She shines as a true diva but unfortunately her timeless charm is lost in this unimaginative worn-out movie that could have being easily avoided by her.

The makers should have planned something inspiring like Sridevi’s comeback vehicle ‘English Vinglish’ to do justice to Rekha’s divine talent.

Rest of the cast Randhir Kapoor,Anupam Kher,Rajesh Kumar, Shweta Kumar pass the muster. Shreya Narayan gets some time to show her comic timings and she succeeds.

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