Angry Indian Goddesses
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Angry Indian Goddesses Reviews
Using humor and pathos, it raises pertinent questions. You’ll be happy to spend two hours in the company of these ladies.
There’s nothing ‘angry’, to start with, about this bunch of young women which gets together to reminisce, giggle and celebrate. These are flesh-and-blood women, and the film is delightful till they stay that way. Being labelled ‘goddesses’ seems like a ploy to reel in non-Indians looking for exotica, something the director does well. It doesn’t do these lovely ladies any favours.
Ultimately, Angry Indian Goddesses is a decent watch as long as the fun lasts but tumbles downhill with gathering pace as the ‘anger’ kicks in. Watch it for its good acting, the director’s bravery in picking his premise and protagonists, but don’t expect a statement on feminism or a revolutionary Bollywood film’. You will be sorely disappointed.
...there are times when the movie, despite interesting narration of every character, appears to be running in all directions. But the real essence of the movie is always maintained. When the movies goes get serious towards the end, the visuals and the well-written dialogues will leave a shock value. It is not a predictable Hindi movie with clichés. You grow with the characters and their journey is very much identifiable.
Considering the treatment it got by the censor board, I don't know if Angry Indian Goddesses changes anything. Still, it's so good to see a film that revels in womanhood as much as this one.
Angry Indian Goddesses is a must-see and not only because it is unlike anything Hindi cinema has produced before. It strikes a fine and rare balance between thematic gravitas and breezy entertainment.
Angry Indian Goddesses is a decent watch if you keep you expectations in check. It is a perfect example of how anger does very little good afterall.
Pan Nalin’s “Angry Indian Goddesses” is a chick flick in denial – superficial and skin-deep as most other films, but fools itself into thinking that it is about woman power and women’s rights by throwing big words at the audience and framing shots in slow motion.
Angry Indian Goddesses is a film that explores womanhood in a brilliant manner. Yes, we are women who discuss sex, who are irritated of fighting over equality, who know how to deal with a pervert, who can juggle being Kaali, Lakshmi, Saraswati (goddesses) and that is exactly what we see.
...would appeal only to the urban audience, as the others would neither relate to the characters nor some of their shocking behaviour.
Angry Indian Goddesses charts an unprecedented path. It would have set a benchmark had it not settled for a mainstream climax.
For long we have been treated with heroines as objects of desire, to be just a decorative piece in a film that has the male as the super star. There have been female-oriented films in between. THE DIRTY PICTURE, KAHAANI and QUEEN for instance. AIG takes several steps forward. The women hold centre-stage and it is a very brave man who comes in for a brief moment and sparkles with his act. No qualms in playing eight fiddle.
It feels as if Nalin packed in all the issues in case another film this witty and powerful would never get made again, which partly works in his favour. It’s a must watch film that will likely spark a dialogue around women’s issues, which is so vital at this time.
Angry Indian Goddesses arrives with audience awards from Toronto and Rome, and it’s easy to see why an international audience would appreciate this film. It presents India’s gender issues on a platter to them, which is congruent with what they read; it’s the same reason acclaimed films set in Africa often happen to be about genocide and extreme poverty.
Watch it you must, for the attempt made to highlight some real issues yet presented in a light, entertaining manner.
This is a wonderful wonderful film with moments and performances that I will cherish forever. What stays long after the film is its admirable equanimity in portraying gender equations. If men ogle at women as though by birthright, here women to attain orgasmic contentment watching the shirtless boynextdoor wash his car.
Audience Reviews for Angry Indian Goddesses
'Angry Indian Goddesses' is actually a great film. Though much of it, especially in the first half, feels contrieved and unnecessarily dragged, and it's not like it's one of the best written Hindi films about women. But it is a fun buddy film which has orgasmic pleasures and amazing visuals. The character development is also very good.
It's not like 'Angry Indian Goddesses' needs to be watched. But it's still a great film in this hypermasculine world that is our great subcontinent, which ironically, has so many goddesses who are worshipped!0October 17, 19