Feature Name: Sonchiriya
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, Ashutosh Rana
Run Time: 143 minutes
Sonchiriya explores the era of dacoits in Chambal, India. The story revolves a group of dacoits in Chambal and how they dodge the law to do what they feel is right. The film caters to a niche audience.
In this mostly male sub-culture, director Abhishek Chaubey and writer Sudip Sharma add a female element in the shape of a woman Indumati aka Bhumi Pednekar who goes from escaping her oppressive family along with a child to becoming a conscience keeper of the group. Man Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) is the leader of Man Singh Gang with Lakhan (Sushant Singh Rajput) and Vakil (Ranvir Shorey) as his main men. The gang is tempered by grievous mistakes and bad decisions. Gujjar (Ashutosh Rana) is a police officer seeking to settle an old score with them.
Talking about performances, there isn’t a single person who might goof up with any scene. The entire cast has done their part so perfectly that you may mistake them for real dacoits. Manoj Bajpayee’s magnificent appearance will make you wish he was on screen more. Ranvir Shorey and Sushant Singh Rajput were so much in their character that you will believe their act completely. Bhumi Pednekar seemed apt for the role. Ashutosh Rana too does a fab job.
Abhishek Chaubey makes a promising movie as the director. While he establishes the film’s premise and all characters in the first half – the second half seems stretched. A few sequences could have been cut at the editor’s desk though.
The music goes in sync with the scenes. Anuj Rakesh Dhawan’s cinematography will make you feel like a part of the world of Sonchiriya.
We give Sonchiriya 4 kinks and loads of applauds for the stellar performances.
Sonchiriya Feature Name: Sonchiriya Director: Abhishek Chaubey Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, Ashutos...4.0