Super Nani Reviews
Sadly the film squanders the talent of its very watchable leading lady who deserves so much better than this drivel.
It is supremely ironical that a film making fun of ‘saas-bahu’ serials (yes, it tries) shoves exactly those sentiments down our throat. And even more so when you call your leading lady Bharati. We can do without this creaky idea of Mrs India, thank you.
Super Nani is a special kind of awful.
Super Nani isn't worth your time. It has absolutely nothing to offer. I wouldn’t be surprised if some actors never get a call from producers after this film.
Mr Kumar’s intentions in Super Nani maybe good, but this is 2014 where the audience is used to a certain standard of message delivery. Think English Vinglish, think Queen, think Highway. The finest shades of ‘women empowerment’ in Hindi cinema. You cannot wish these away and pretend you have done enough with a preachy, contrived session on family values.
Super Nani comes pretty close to breaking the record rona dhona in that Juhi Chawla melodrama called Saajan Ka Ghar.
Super Nani takes upwards of two hours to articulate something that all those weaned on Bollywood potboilers have known for ages. While doing so, it ratchets the decibel levels up to breaking point....To put it simply, Super Nani is a super bore.
Somewhere along the 133 minutes, you're bound to wonder - why did drop-dead gorgeous Rekha agree to do this film? One can say that India's self-styled Greta Garbo is a frog in the well. She obviously hasn't seen English Vinglish and Queen during her Parliament break.
Super Nani was a super boring film. An atom out of the goneby years, this film is more of a mockery of the Biwi Ho Toh Aisi variety of plotlines. I laughed my guts put at the sheer display of lameness for most part of the film, and by the time the end credits roll, you will be disoriented enough to make a dash for a med store. Disprin, please someone. I am going with a lenient 1/5 and only for the film’s strong protagonist who pulls off this dismal affair with a lot of grace.
Mawkish, preachy and contrived, Super Nani is a tiring watch.
SUPER NANI is a wholesome family fare, which can be watched once... only for Rekha.
The only take-away from the film is that Rekha is as beautiful, as vivacious and super talented as ever and that our writers should really think of giving her meaningful roles that suit her stature.
After long, comes a family drama which every member of a family can enjoy in the company of each other. A complete family entertainer and a feel-good movie, although it offers nothing new. ...the film belongs to Rekha. Watch it for her grace and poise and her acting skills.
No idea why the still-so-charming Rekha took up this role — to think she did something similar, but of course, not such a regressive film, 'Khoon Bhari Maang' back in the 80s. If you love Rekha, watch her earlier films instead and choose to ignore this one as a terrible mistake.
While Kumar might win points for versatility, for shifting from an audacious adult comedy like ‘Grand Masti’ into dictating morals in ‘Super Nani’, his transformation doesn’t appear genuine and doesn’t win us over.
There is however nothing that should make the audience walk into the theater for this one. Plain trash, early '90s style.
Audience Reviews for Super Nani
Super Nani, a film by Indra Kumar, is an attempt to project women empowerment, but fizzles out with over-the-top acting, poor script / screenplay. There was no dearth of good star cast in this movie. Rekha, Randhir, Anupam kher also seem to follow poor script in an awful manner.
Bharti Bhatia (Rekha) is the typical Indian mother who takes care of every one in the house, but her situation is not better than the doormat, who is constantly reminded by the business tycoon husband to focus on her domain only i.e. in kitchen. Son Rajesh Kumar, daughter-in-law and the daughter also keep humiliating Bharti. Bharti has been blessed with tremendous amount of patience and so she keeps tolerating all the humiliations.
Then enters her grandson Mann (Sharman Joshy) into the scene from New York who attempts to speak Hindi, even though grammatically incorrect. Mann loves his granny a lot. Mann realizes very soon that her Nani’s place in the household is not better than a housemaid. He tries to make his Nani come out of her cocoon and explore herself. Nani goes through the great makeover to be a woman of substance. She enters into modeling world and soon becomes a role model for all the women of our country.
Rest of the story is all about how she takes sweet revenge in her own manner to teach her son, daughter-in-law, daughter and husband.
Rekha as usual, looks stunning in this movie, but a talent like her is completely wasted. Even Randhir Kapoor, Anupam Kher are not utilized in the movie. Sharmaan Joshi, an American- born Desi boy, ends up messing up with grammar while speaking Hindi, also is not impressive in the movie, although otherwise he is a treat to be watched on screen. Sharmaan’s love interest in the movie is played by Shweta Kumar (Indra Kumar’s daughter) don’t have much to do in the movie.
The thought behind this movie could have been definitely to reflect upon our value system, the issues a mother / housewife face in our society. But the movie turned out to be preaching saga. Loads of melodrama in the movie. If we keep the script / screenplay aside for a while, intention of presenting the concept of values, sensitivity towards elders, respect towards women etc. is good. In our Indian Society, it still happens that women are supposed to forgo their dreams and take care of husband and children. A housewife, mother has to work for 24 X 7 X 365 days, that too without salary. But still, at the end of the day, she gets only brickbats from her so called loved ones, who have no qualms in ridiculing her all the time.
Super Nani fails to impress irrespective of the most gorgeous Rekha in it and its other wonderful star cast.