Sherni Movie Review

4 / 5.0

Sherni is scripted and directed by Amit Masurkar. It is co-scripted by Aastha Tiku. The dialogues are by Amit Masurkar and Yashasvi Mishra. The film has Vidya Balan in the lead role. Mukul Chadda, Vijay Raaz, Neeraj Kabi, Ashwini Ladekar, Rajesh Bonik, Sharat Saxena, Ila Arun, Brijendra Kala, Satyakam Anand, Mukesh Prajapati, Rohit Modi, Ram Rawat, Lokesh Mittal and Shivanshu Mehta. The BGM is by Benedict Taylor and Naren Chandavarkar. The songs are by Bandish Projekt and Utkarsh Dhotekar. Rakesh Haridas cranked the camera. Dipika Karla edited the film. Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vikram Malhotra, and Amit Masurkar produced the film.


Vidya Vincent is a Divisional Forest Officer. Nearing a decade of experience, she is getting a duty in Bijaspur forests. As she didn’t get any promotion, she is fed up with the job, and she speaks about this to her husband, Pawan, in a video chat. But, Pawan couldn’t ask her to quit her job, as he doesn’t know how long he could continue his job. She is much worried and left alone in a male-dominated job. Soon, the forest department identifies T12, a tigress hunting people and farm animals. Although the people had witnessed tigers passing through the fields many times, hunting the lives makes them shiver. Vidya’s senior officers want the problem to be solved soon. She wants to capture the tigress alive. Hassan Noorani, a Zoology professor, supports Vidya. A few villagers are ready to help Vidya in this. What happened next? Did they catch the tigress alive? The rest of the film deals with it.

Star Performance

Vidya has given a fantastic performance as ever. Satyakam Anand has also given a notable performance in the limited time. Vijay Raaz, Sharat Saxena, Neeraj Kabi, and Brijendra Kala, did a good job.


Whether a story is simple or complicated, it becomes lively only with narration. Amit Masurkar has done an excellent job. His screenplay, direction, and dialogues are appreciable. The BGM is fantastic, and it makes us feel as if we are in the middle of the woods. There is only one song in the film, and that is a good composition. The cinematography is awesome. The cinematographer had made us travel through the forest with his beautiful capture. Everything is added beautifully, from the tiny chirping sound to the huge roar - a good effort by the sound department. Similarly, the VFX works are fantabulous. When the animal approaches near, we feel that it is the real tiger and could never think it is a digital creation. When we hear the dialogue about the tigers watching us all around while we enter the forest, but we couldn’t witness them, we will surely get caught with fear.

What’s There?

  • Good story, screenplay, and direction
  • Dialogues and music are good
  • The visuals are really a treat to the audience and the VFX too

What’s Not There?

  • Minimal errors


Unlike regular movies, Sherni comes with a unique plot, performance, and direction. With the beautiful visuals and sound effects, the movie audience gets a good feel. Sherni – watchable!