Mumbai: A mother is a symbol of strength and selfless love with a hint of Maa Durga that dwells within her. Sridevi-starrer MOM is one movie that truly reinforces this thought! Debutant director Ravi Udyawar gets his sensibilities spot on in this slick fast paced revenge drama portraying a mother’s valour and the length she is willing to get justice for her child. &pictures premieres MOM on Saturday, 18th November 2017 at 8 PM.
MOM marks the comeback of legendary actor Sridevi in her 300th film after a 5-year hiatus. Along with the iconic actor, this cinematic masterpiece also features a much-celebrated star cast comprising of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna along with supporting actors including Sejal Ali and Adnan Siddiqui with striking roles. Adding to this dream team is music maestro A.R. Rahman whose heart-warming background score and music works wonders for the film.
In fact, upon MOM’s release in theatres, many prominent Bollywood celebrities and filmmakers took to social media platforms to praise the film. Veteran actor Anupam Kher applauded the film on social media platforms saying “Watched #Mom produced by @BoneyKapoor. OUTSTANDING. Everybody is excellent. @SrideviBKapoor once again shows why she is the #QueenOfActing.”
Legendary actor Sridevi commented, “MOM, to me, wasn’t just another film; it was an experience and a journey that I partook to show viewers the tumultuous emotions of a mother. As an actor and a mother myself, I personally felt the rage and agony that my character Devki underwent. Every nuance, every reaction that my character has evoked on-screen is something that I have felt and experienced personally while the story was being narrated to me. MOM narrates a hard-hitting message which has become one of the biggest requirements in current times. Thanks to the film’s premiere on &Pictures on 18th November at 8PM our message will be reiterated.”
MOM is the story of Devki Sabarwal (Sridevi), a biology teacher who yearns for her 18-year-old step daughter Arya’s (Sejal Ali) love and acceptance. A turn of events leads to an unfortunate incident with Arya with the perpetrators going scot free. When Devki loses faith in the legal system, she takes it upon herself to avenge the suffering of her beloved daughter. This sets into motion a game of cat & mouse with the most meticulously crafted plan. Joining her in this crusade are private detective Dayashankar Kapoor aka DK (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and the cop Matthew (Akshaye Khanna).