24 Oct 2019 ● Hindi ● 2 hrs 29 mins
Rating: U (India)
Release Dates: 25 Oct 2019 (India), 25 Oct 2019 (France), 25 Oct 2019 (Singapore), 24 Oct 2019 (United Arab Emirates), 25 Oct 2019 (United States)
Hindi Name: सांड की आँख
Producers Shibasish Sarkar's Reliance Entertainment, Nidhi Parmar & Anurag Kashyap have a winner on hands, yet again! Director Tushar Hiranandani hits the bullseye in his debut and encourages us to celebrate womanhood.
The film stands tall for its substance & most significantly, for the sparkling implementation of the written material. Kudos to Balwinder Janjua (story/screenplay). Brilliant product!
One solid reason why Saand Ki Aankh works is because director Tushar Hiranandani brings alive everything you've read in newspapers or watched on TV as an outsider, to the big screen. And that works and how! A number of sequences leave you tongue-tied. Exemplary! A film-maker is only as good as the story he tells & what Tushar Hiranandani creates in Saand Ki Aankh is creditable, besides working on the look & sound of the film as much as its content. There's no stopping him now. His level of maturity surprises you completely.
Music (Vishal Mishra) does boast of a couple of lilting tracks that fit so well in the narrative along with Raj Shekhar's meaningful lyrics. Advait Nemlekar's background score elevates the impact to an extraordinary altitude altogether. National award winner cinematographer Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti captures the rustic locales with finesse. Also, the shooting scenes are spectacularly shot. Watch out for the scene where all the important movements of characters are captured in the rear-view mirror of a motorbike. Debutant Jagdeep Sidhu's dialogue are natural and fit beautifully into the narrative.
Hiccups - Lengthy run time coupled with Devendra Murdeshwar’s slog editing tone down the impact considerably. Also the poor prosthetics & patchy make-up end up distracting you. Nevertheless, Saand Ki Aankh deserves to be told & seen as a film. So don't miss it!
Both Taapsee Pannu & Bhumi Pednekar are remarkable all through. Saand Ki Aankh is another medal that shines the brightest when you look at their enviable repertoire. They pitch in awesome performances with infectious confidence which deserve an ovation. Prakash Jha is menacing as the antagonist & one can’t help but hate him throughout! Vineet Kumar Singh stands out with another realistic performance. From his dialogue delivery to his expressions, he's top-notch. Shaad Randhawa makes his presence felt.
On the whole, Saand Ki Aankh has several plus points to its credit. It's bold & cheerful, with a heavy dose of feminism, based on the lives of Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar. It is an inspiring cinema narrated with ferocious enthusiasm. Must watch!