The much-awaited Punjabi film Maa is finally in the theaters and it is power-packed with some phenomenal performances. The film stars Divya Dutta in the lead role, with Babbal Rai, Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Ashish Duggal, Raghveer Boli, Ashish Duggal, Vadda Grewal and other actors in pivotal roles. Let’s read the Maa Punjabi Movie Review.
The movie in general is a mixture of something really beautiful, a social message, incredible actors and also some disappointment. Please read this maa review before you book your tickets, so you have a clear idea of what you are going to see.
maa’s plot follows the story of manjit kaur (divya dutta), who is simply the iron lady of the movie. She is a single mother of two children (one of them adopted), who faces difficult times and manages to raise her children well.
In the film, Manjit Kaur stands up for his rights, he is brave enough to ride tractors, work on farms and threaten people who wish evil for his family and his land.
jora (gippy growal) and taqdeer (babbal rai) are the two sons of divya dutta and gupreet ghuggi. Ashish Duggal and Vadda Growal are the antagonists in the film who are not only bitter about Manjit Kaur but also their children. And how Manjit fights them and all the evil they do is exactly what makes the movie complete.
in maa punjabi movie review, mentioning the performances in the movie, without a second thought, we can conclude that divya dutta ruled the show. Apart from her, Gurpreet Ghouggi was another actor who stands out with all the brilliance. his entry into the plot turned the tables, since before him everything was boring. we fell in love seeing the innocent romance that blossomed between them, and how simply and naturally they played their parts. in fact, it would not be wrong to write that divya-gurpreet alone were the two hands that carried the full weight of the film’s over-the-top and extremely disappointing first half.
On the other hand, we are very impressed with Ashish Duggal’s performance. she played the main antagonist in the movie and pulled it off. It is said that a hero cannot stand out as long as the villain is not powerful enough, and Vadda Growal in this movie justifies it. we also liked the small performances by prince kanwaljit, raghveer boli and nirmal rishi. yes, everyone was given limited screen time, but it seemed like everyone was ready to rock even then.
nirmal rishi, as usual, plays the eldest member of the family, who has witnessed the death of her husband and young son, and the pain in her expression says it all. raghveer boli, on the other hand, played a naive guy and won our hearts.
and don’t forget that rana ranbir has also impressed us in the negative role.
hyphen & dialogues
in maa punjabi movie review, we also mentioned earlier, the first half of the movie was really disappointing. not only was he extremely stuffy and over the top, but we couldn’t relate to him either.
The film tries to generate strong emotions, but too much effort to do so leads to a great failure. in the first half of the interval, the creators tried to emphasize comparing how children change when they grow up, they used too many sequences to show the same thing. yes, it was touching, but when you repeat it over and over again, it becomes irritating.
but to save the mistake, the second half of the movie saves the ship. it’s well-directed, has a vision, stays on track, and even has better dialogue and cutscenes.
everything that disappoints in the first half changes after the interval, as the story finally picks up its pace.
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I’m not going to lie, the background music for the movie felt like we had traveled back in time to the 90’s. yeah, it was that dramatic. but it was also saved by the movie’s playlist.
maa includes some of the really beautiful musical gems in the voice of harbhajan mann and kamal khan and more singers. the songs in the film are powerful enough to make your heart heavy and your eyes watery. and the bhabi song was nothing short of a treat as it gave us a chance to see sardool sikandar on screen.
again, the film feels divided into two parts; the first half of the movie failed to impress us, but the second half really caught our attention. it had the perfect balance of emotions, story, drama, and music.
all of this makes us feel that director baljit singh deo could have worked harder to give the story a better direction.
Overall, the punjabi movie maa is a mother’s story and it is an eye-opener for all of us as it ends with a beautiful social message. the film conveys lessons about spreading love, sympathy, and most importantly, respect for parents.
If you plan to watch this movie with your parents, it can be an overly emotional experience. watch the film for its social message, the moving performances of divya dutta and gurpreet ghuggi, and its emotional drama.
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