Tribhanga review – Partially engaging take on womanhood and motherhood

Title: Tribhanga
Rating: 2.75/5
Reviewed By: Sai Nikhil
Cast: Kajol, Tanvi Azmi, Mithila Palkar, Kunal Roy Kapur
Director: Renuka Shahane
Streaming on: Netflix
Language: Hindi

Story: Anuradha Apte (Kajol) arrives at a hospital to see her mother Nayantara Apte(Tanvi Azmi), a popular writer who is in coma due to a sudden brain stroke. At the hospital, Anu recalls her childhood and her relationship with her mother. What did this recollection result in forms the story.

Performances: Kajol is flowing with energy throughout the film. She has done a great job but it is a bit awkward seeing her play Mithila Palkar’s mother. Mithila Palkar, Kunay Roy Kapur and Tanvi Azmi have delivered neat performances.

Technicalities: Camerawork and music are in sync with the film and don’t stand out specifically in any scene. Dialogues are both humorous and situational.

Analysis: The story of this film is an absolute one-liner. It’s about a daughter recalling her past and her dynamics with her mother and daughter. There are three women belonging to three different generations. The movie neatly explores each of their problems, flaws, lifestyles and ultimate goals in life. The writing has it’s moments but is not steady throughout. There are some scenes which are craving to be dealt better but are left ignored. The pace is slow too. The movie is just 95 minutes long but feels like a 2 hour film. Director Renuka Shahane has done a fine job overall. A little more stress on the writing would have enhanced the overall experience. The movie makes us spare a second to think of our life which is enough to say that the film atleast works partially.

On a whole: Tribhanga is a decent take on womanhood and motherhood. You may watch it if you like slow,simple and close-to-reality tales.

Rating: 2.75/5

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