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Kajariya is certainly not a movie for the sensitive people. It brings before our eyes extreme brutality.
This flick is set in the backdrop of a rural area in Haryana where female infanticide is still prevalent. The protagonist of the movie, Kajariya, is a child widow, who is brutally exploited. Later she turns into an infant killer and is a prisoner of circumstances. There is a fake religious function in the village wherein Kajariya takes the lives of the girl kids under the influence of alcohol. As she is a victim of circumstances, Kajariya is driven to believe that she is a messenger of Goddess Kali and only if she kills female infants will she be able to be in harmony with the death of an elderly person to whom she tied the nuptial knot at the age of 13. There are also the journalistic streaks in this movie with Ridhima Sud being the journalist. Meenu Hooda confesses her wrong doings to Ridhima gullibly. What happens next? Will Ridhima act against Meenu? What is the fate of Meenu? Does she evolve to be a learned woman eventually? Is there any transformation in Ridhima? Watch the movie to find out.
Meenu Hooda’s composed performance is outstanding. The audience will tend to disgust as well as empathize with her. Ridhima Sud has done what is required of her. Kuldeep Ruhil has supported well.
1. The movie is rightly engrossing for an elite audience.
2. The script is the greatest asset to the movie.
3. The subject of the movie is beautifully imbibed by the director and hence she has come out with a near perfect execution. It is vivid that the director has empathized with the female child.
4. Certain dialogues are certainly hard-hitting.
5. The way in which two different worlds including that of Kajariya’s and that of Delhi’s specific circles is depicted deserve special mention.
6. The movie doesn’t beat around the bush; it tells the point in a straightforward manner
What’s not there?
1. The story wanders in the later half.
2. There is quite a documentary streak to the movie.
3. The cinematography could have been better.
Madhureeta Anand, the writer cum director of this movie, delves into the belief patterns of the society about female infanticide. The movie also brings forth a shocking revelation in the end that ten million girl child have been slain in India since 1986.
It is indeed a daring attempt by the director to talk about a subject that an elite society doesn’t want to discuss. Madhureeta Anand, being a woman, has done a great job in dealing with a subtle issue as female infanticide.
The movie makes us ponder over chauvinism with certain dialogues that say that a guy only takes the family forward. The director is wise enough in portraying the capability as well as the flaws of the woman characters in a brilliant manner. Also, the director tries to drive home the point that exploitation of women occurs even in the so-called developed urban areas.
Though the film seems to be behind the times, it can be watched by an elite audience.
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