Feature Name: 377 Ab Normal Director: Faruk Kabir Cast: Sid Makkar, Maanvi Gagroo, Tanvi Azmi, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Kumud Mishra, Shashank Arora, Mohan Kapoor, Kumud Mishra Run Time: 1 Hour 33 Minutes Directed by Faruk Kabir, 377 Ab Normal is inspired by the Navtej Singh Johar vs Union of India case from 2018, where a five-judge constitutional bench of India’s Supreme Court listened to the pleas of five petitioners to decriminalize homosexuality in India across four days. It follows a non-linear format and briefly delves into the lives of the petitioners essayed by Zeeshan Ayyub, Maanvi Gagroo, Tanvi Azmi, Shashank Arora, and Sid Makkar. Fighting this case is Kumud Mishra as Narendra Kaushal, who believes that homosexuality is a threat to India and Mohan Kapoor as Rastogi, who believes in all love being equal. Kumud is an ace in what he does as is Shashank. Zeeshan Ayub‘s humiliation and suffering for almost 17 years will make you feel sad for him and those of this minority community who suffered. Maanvi, Tanvi, Sid, and Mohan do a convincing job in the parts they play. We not only get to see the arguments that happened in the courtroom but also witness its effect on their personal lives. While we love the acting, but the same cannot be said about the writing and execution. The direction was okay but could have been much better. There are times when you feel the cameras shake a bit. But the one aspect that is below par is the writing. The writing is sloppy with clichés and crass dialogues. We give 377 Ab Normal 3 stars and Hip Hip Hooray for the freedom to love.
377 Ab Normal Feature Name: 377 Ab Normal Director: Faruk Kabir Cast: Sid Makkar, Maanvi Gagroo, Tanvi Azmi, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Kumu...3.0