Durgamati Movie Review
After the recently screened, Bollywood Hindi remake of a south masterpiece- Laxmii from Kanchana. Durgamati: The Myth is just another redecoration of the same plots, storyline, twists and turns which Anushka Shetty’s Bhaggamathie had two years back.
The movie is lengthened up to two and a half hour where there are many humourless or terrorless scenes which are unnecessarily glamorized. And scenes which required to be more focused on were bit ignored. More than a horror movie, I would say Durgamati fits the place of a thriller one.
The Story of Durgamati Movie:
The storyline peculiarly revolves around Chanchal Chauhan (Bhumi Padnekar) an IAS officer. Who’s been the personal secretary to a famous politician Ishwar Prasad (Arshad Warsi). Who has many dark secrets to unveil in the movie. In the forced accusation of her fiance’s murder, Chanchal is sent behind the bars. And after that for a safe and tight-lipped interrogation about Ishwar’s hand in the robbery of twelve antique Hindu idols from temples. Interrogating officer Satakshi Ganguly (Mathie Gill) chooses the haunt-rumoured Durgamati palace. That’s where the catastrophe starts.
The reasons to watch this movie can be Arshad Warsi, Jisshu Sengupta playing the role of ACP and Bhumi Padnekar’s acting skills. While I have seen Bhumi’s mesmerizing performance in movies like Sonchiriya, I am bit disappointed with the powerful scene she enacted. Which parallelly gave chills all over the body when Anushka roared. Bhumi deserved better. Moreover, the background blares resonating lacked the proper bass a horror scene should have.
The clingy story, sets and the tempting plots by director G. Ashok are the best part to attract its viewers, and especially in the last thirty minutes of mystery revelation won’t allow you to blink your eyes. On a whole Durgamati can be an interesting family watch, if you haven’t watched Bhaggamathie.
This movie is reviewed by Jigyansu Das. ( @jiggywrites )