Stree Movie Review: A Hilarious Take On The Twisted Reality
Stree is a first-of-a-kind horror comedy starring Rajkummar Rao, Aparshakti Khurrana, Shraddha Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi in lead roles. The film releases today.
India is flooded with news of many atrocities committed against women ranging from rapes, dowry deaths and many more you can even think of. Stree takes that story and twists it in such a way that you will come out laughing from the theatre after watching the film.
Vicky (Rajkummar Rao), a tailor based in Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh which is completely haunted with Stree who scares the shit out of every man during nights. His character is filled with a lot of mischief and innocence when you look at him. Rao has proven it once again that he is not a star but an actor. His life revolves his two best friends Dana (Abhishek Bannerjee) and Bittu (Aparshakti Khurrana) who become involved in his frequent hangouts.
One fine day, a mysterious woman (Shraddha Kapoor) comes to the town every once in a year as there is a special ritual which happens for every 4 days and during that time Stree haunts the town. Vicky gets excited whenever he sees her, much to the dismay of his friends who suspect her to be the ghost as she starts asking weird demands.
The biggest comic relief in the entire film is Rudra Bhaiyaa (Pankaj Tripathi) who is like a Google to the trio when they have an encounter with the ghost during a house party when the ghost abducts one of their close friends and his clothes are left behind. The best part was the emotional outburst of the victim's mother who is crying profusely as she embraced her son's clothes.
The graphics seem pretty good and the setting is also well taken care of especially the small town setting. Actors are made to act natural and there are some unintentionally funny moments which can be compensated with some jump scares and funny moments to keep us entertained.
My fave part in the film was Pankaj Tripathi's unique style of speaking out his gyaan to the trio and Shraddha's surprise package in the film, which is just enough to make your weekend splendid.
Watch the film for some scares and some splendid clean humour which will make you forget your worries.
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