Movie Review: Madam Chief Minister - Newztezz Online


Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Movie Review: Madam Chief Minister

 - Richa Chadha, Manav Kaul, Akshay Oberoi, Saurabh Shukla, Subrajyoti

Director - Subhash Kapoor
Series - Hindi, Drama
Time - 2 hours 10 minutes
Rating - 3.0 / 5

Amidst all the controversy, director Subhash Kapoor's film Madam Chief Minister has been released in theaters today. It is believed that Richa Chadha's role in the film is similar to that of BSP leader Mayawati. However, a big disclaimer comes at the very beginning of the film that the story, events and character of this film are fictional. Subhash Kapoor, a political journalist, has managed to portray the heterogeneity, irony and richness of the personal and political life of a Dalit woman leader. At the same time, Richa Chadha has done an excellent job under his direction.

The story of the film begins in 1982 in Uttar Pradesh when the Dalit groom's life is shot by Thakur's family only because the Dalit youth has ridden on horseback in the presence of Thakur. They believe that only Thakur has the right to ride a horse. Roop Ram dies during the shooting and at the same time a daughter is born in his house. The mother of the daughter begs her mother-in-law not to kill the newborn by poisoning her like the previous daughters.

The second scene of the film is from 2005 where the girl Tara (Richa Chadha) has become like a fearless, fearless and fearless Tom-Boyish girl. He loves Indu Tripathi (Akshay Oberoi), a young leader of the upper caste. He dreams of marrying Indu but only then does a big earthquake hit his life. Well known Dalit leader Masterji (Saurabh Shukla) saves him from the storm and joins him in his political party. Then begins Tara's journey from an ordinary girl to becoming the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. In this journey, the dirty face of politics full of racism, betrayal, conspiracy comes to the fore.
Director Subhash Kapoor's direction is very good. They have been successful in adapting the characters to the story and the theme. The screenplay reinforces the film. He has addressed many issues like gender discrimination, racism, hunger for power in his story. One by one the layers of the film unfold and amaze until the interval. But in the second half the story of the film weakens a bit. The second half focuses on Tara's personal life rather than political maneuvers.

The climax of the film is forceful. The dialogue of the film is shocking. 'UP mein jo metro banata hai wo harta hai aur jo mandir banata hai wo jitta hai'. Many dialogues like 'I am a virgin, the same dagger I am but yours' are memorable. Jayesh Nair’s cinematography makes the story more credible. The background music is powerful. The good thing is that unnecessary songs were not added to the film. The song 'Chidi Chidi' sung by Swanand Kirkire in the composition of Mangesh Dhakde corresponds to the story.

Richa Chadha's strong acting makes this brutal political drama strong. It is no exaggeration to say that this is the best performance of Richa Chadha's career. Richa's boycotted look at the beginning of the film is a bit confusing but within a few minutes he is completely immersed in the character and the audience forgets his look and sinks into the performance. The transformation of a Dalit girl who has been betrayed by a high caste youth in love as a CM is amazing.

Not only Richa but all the actors in the film are strong. Saurabh Shukla as Masterji wins hearts. The scenes between Saurabh and Richa are the highlight of the film. Akshay Oberoi in the role of Indu Tripathi and Manav Kaul in the role of Danish Khan have shown a strong presence. Subrajyoti is jammed in the role of a power hungry leader. The supporting cast is also perfect.

Why should you watch it? - If you are fond of political drama and want to see strong performances of actors, then the film can be watched.

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