Here’s our Review for Sonchiriya
Starring – Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, Ashutosh Rana
Directed by – Abhishek Chaubey
Runtime – 2 Hours 26 minutes
The story in short – In the ravines of Chambal, Man Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) and his gang terrorize the village folk. Man Singh’s gang comprises of Lakhan (Sushant Singh Rajput) and Vakil Singh (Ranvir Shorey) among others. Set during the 1970s, the Emergency has been declared in India and these outlaws who belong to the Thakur community are being hunted down by Gujjar (Ashutosh Rana), police-officer seeking revenge. While being chased by Gujjar, the dacoits run into Indumati Tomar (Bhumi Pednekar) who is running away from her in-laws with a 12-year-old girl named Sonchiriya.
Director Abhishek Chaubey takes you through the inner demons that haunt these dacoits and the evil that some self-righteous people harbor in their hearts.
(Sushant Singh Rajput) – Sushant finally after playing Dhoni gets another role he would be praised for in his entire life. He’s still tagged underrated in the Industry but I’m pretty sure after this movie that Tag will be removed. He is truly a Fine Actor.
(Bhumi Pednekar) – Bhumi Pednekar plays (Indumati Tomar) a desperately feisty woman on the run and holds her own strength. Her Breakdown scene in the 2nd half is worth a watch. She completely went inside her character which is appreciable.
Manoj Vajpayee and Ranvir Shorey did a spectacular job as if they were born dacoits. Ranvir Shorey especially plays various shades of his character Vakil Singh brilliantly.
What’s Good? –
– The world of Sonchiriya
– Epic writing
– Great direction
– Stellar Star cast
– Mind-blowing cinematography
What’s Disappointing- Not many may understand the Bundelkhand dialect. Most of the Dialogues were in Bundelkhandi language, so without subtitles, you just won’t understand this movie.
Final Verdict – Not everyone’s cup of tea, they say.
This movie purely belongs to the class Audience, people who love to watch typical dacoit dramas with a slightly predictable twist will enjoy this movie thoroughly. Apart from this, it’s a 1-time watch.
Our Ratings – ⭐⭐⭐ (3/ 5)