SHERNI (2021): Film Review | Vidya Balan, Vijay Raaz, Neeraj Kabi – MustFrills

SHERNI (2021): Film Review | Vidya Balan, Vijay Raaz, Neeraj Kabi

SHERNI (2021): Film Review | Vidya Balan, Vijay Raaz, Neeraj Kabi

Sherni is more of a documantary than a movie which thrills the viewers with its jungle views. The film focusses on the mis-management of the relationship between the wild animals, nature and human settlements. The film focusses on real lioness and not on Vidya Balan. The usual political, bureaucratic elements play villain. The film starts on a realistic note with the working of forest department and gives an insight into their work culture, their coordination with locals, their concern about the wild animals etc. However, as the film progresses, not much of twist and turns take place keeping the viewers in dilemma whether to continue the movie or stop watching! The pace of the movie is very slow and you need to have a lot of patience to continue it. After half time you start connecting with various characters and become curious to know the next step to be taken by the authorities to counter lioness. Then all it ends abruptly without any climax. That’s why it is more of a documantary.

The best part of the movie is it’s real locations, real people, real acting, real life scenarios and real lioness. There is nothing commercial about this movie. It doesn’t leave any impact on viewers. But, Yes, it gives a lot of information. All actings are realistic but not impressive. The film is directed by Amit V Masurkar after his earlier release “Newton” as director. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vikram Malhotra and Amit V. Masurkar. The production team must have faced many challenges during the shooting in real forest areas of Madhya Pradesh including Kanha National Park. There is nothing to talk about the music by Bandish Projekt and Utkarsh Dhotekar.

The film gives a wake up call to mankind to strengthen its bond with the surrounding ecological environment, take suitable steps to preserve wild life and to honour the rights of wild animals. It’s thought provoking to have vision to preserve wild life in such a way so as not to affect human population. Overall, it’s a one time watch with family.


Rating: 3 out of 5


RS Shandilya