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MOM - Despite a repetitive, predictable subject & flaws, it still scores well due to its polished execution and all emotionally charged acts led by Sridevi. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)
10 Jul, 2017 | Movie Reviews / 2017 Releases / ALL ABOUT INSPIRED MOVIE / Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / Just In / M

The detailed review of MOM by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link @UCNews app/portal.


(Can be accessed at mobile app, mobile browser as well as on other internet browsers & devices too)

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Shared below are views - Beyond the initial review with some more interesting insights.

MOM has a typical 80s kind of plot that has been repeated several times before in Hindi movies. But it still works due to a polished execution, well-composed background score, emotionally charged performances and Sridevi in particular leading from the front.

However moving beyond the review it’s really strange that both MAATR and MOM got made at the same time and had so acute similarities in their script as if an outcome of the same mind or an exactly similar thought process by two different individuals. As a matter of fact even the key character of a teacher and her daughter studying in the same school where she is teaching is right there in both the films.
 
Interestingly this reminds me of a famous instance of year 1984 when films made on a similar political subject featuring two superstars got into severe competition while they were in the making resulting in a big controversy. The films were Amitabh Bachchan's INQUILAAB and Rajesh Khanna's AAJ KA M.L.A. RAM AVTAR .They both had some serious issues with the censor board too quite similar to the present situation of MAATR and MOM to a large extent. (Another exciting subject for an exclusive article for sure)
 
Coming back to MOM and its second half dealing with the revenge, it once again points towards the faulty manner we tend to write and present our crime thrillers taking too many cinematic liberties questioning the viewer’s intelligence. In the present case too where the film comes up with a beautiful presentation of broken relationships and unexpected tragedy in the first half, it falls down to the same routine level in the second where the main protagonist plans all murders and everything goes on smoothly without any issue or obstacle, with the police officer also ignoring major clues he should be taking into consideration as a routine procedure.
 
In other words, we have certainly come a long way in technical aspects of filmmaking, but haven’t made any similar progress in writing, specifically when it comes to a crime-mystery-thriller or a who-dun-it movie that is supposed to activate the grey cells of its viewers giving them a teasing time. Even the last most satisfying movie in this genre BADLAPUR was also about how it is done, instead of who might have done it just like MOM. 
Hope we get to see a well-written and skillfully directed crime thriller soon forcing us to use our minds as a thinking viewer on the lines of films made in the west or our own gems in the past like JEWEL THIEF, GUMNAAM, BEES SAAL BAAD, WOH KAUN THI and more. 

Rating 3 / 5

(Note :
There are not one but two Pakistani actors playing prominent roles in the film. But since this isnt a big STAR's project, so it doesnt bother anyone and no one is even concerned about it revealing a lot.) 

Tags : MOM Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, New Hindi Films Reviews by Bobby Sing, Bollywood Movies Reviews by Bobby Sing at BTC
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