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'Kajarya' - Movie Review By 'G9 Divya Solgama'


Movie Review By 'G9 Divya Solgama'

'Disturbingly Realistic,,,' 


Right from its inception, our Hindi cinema was highly obsessed with films on social issues as per that time and era. In its initial phase such issues used to be only basic topic for an entertaining film but then came the realistic filmmakers, who ventured into many unexplored territories and did justice to the core content of the film. Though, most of these films were made with minimal budget and failed to even see a proper cinematic release. Viewers saw them either at some film festivals or on Doordarshan’s late night screening. Even in today’s time of multiplex and realistic era, there are many small independent films being made every year dealing with some socially relevant topics. ‘Kajarya’ is one such film which talks about the female child sacrifice practices happening in the rural parts of our country. We did witness something similar in films like ‘Sangharsh’ and few more, but ‘Kajarya’ seems to be more realistic and have been touring many prestigious film festivals. Thus, let’s find our whether ‘Kajarya’ will manage to join the elite list of all those small but hard hitting realistic types of films or might be one among those films which caters only to the film festival audiences. 


‘Kajarya’ is a story of a young journalist Meera Sharma (Ridhima Sud), who tries to investigate a crime story in a rural village set near the national capital, Delhi.  Meera comes to know about a mysterious women Kajarya (Meenu Hooda), who kills newborn female children and sacrifices them to the Goddess Kali. Meera gets her facts right and files a breaking story in her newspaper, due to which Kajarya gets arrested. Meera interviews Kajarya to find out more about these malpractices and what happens next is what the entire film is all about.

Screenplay & Technicalities:

The story is hard-hitting and shocking at times. The movie starts with some disturbing images of Meenu Hooda in form of Goddess Kali. There are some good scenes like Meenu Hooda telling her story to Ridhima Sud, Ridhima meeting Sumeet Vyas’s parents and finding out their urban views related to female foeticide killings, Meenu abusing Ridhima followed by her hard hitting confession and few more which keeps you engaged in the film. The second half has plenty of weak moments and mostly drags around with minimal happenings. The side track of Ridhima fails to gel with the flow of the film. Technically, the movie has been shot in bit shoddy manner due to which the viewing experience gets diluted. 

Music & Direction:

Background music by Richard Horowitz goes with the mood of the film.
Director Madhureeta Anand comes up with a daringly bold subject which shakes you up with its realistic content. It’s only the low technicalities and weak screenplay in the second half of the film that dilutes the intensity of the film. Nevertheless, it’s a well-made film within its low budget and limitations.


Meenu Hooda is very good in her part and does full justice to it. Ridhima Sud looks good and does a decent job. Kuldeep Ruhil, Shashi Bhushan and Manoj Bakshi lend good support. Sumeet Vyas is wasted.

So bol meri 'Filmi Khopdi' iss film mein kitna hain Dum???

Dum??? Well the movie has good amount of dum in terms of its hard-hitting content and decent performances. The entertaining cinema lovers will shy away from this movie and lack of noticeable faces in the film might fail to give proper due to the film. As for all those who love good and simple cinema, this low budget independent film will be a disturbingly realistic experience.
Rating - 2.5/5


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