Stree (Hindi) Movie Review

This movie is based on a popular legend “Nale Ba” of Bangalore and some parts Karnataka during the 1990’s. The myth goes “a witch roams the streets in the night and knocks the door. The witch apparently spoke in voices of your kin so you would be deceived to open the door. If you open it then you will die.” So the residents came up with a smart idea of writing ‘Nale Ba’ (means ‘come tomorrow’ in Kannada) outside the doors and the walls of their house. So when the ghost reads it and it goes back to come again the next day and the cycle repeats.

The movie is set in North India in a small town where Stree comes to stalk men during nights of the festive season of Navarathri. This one is an experimental movie Hindi as far as Horror/Comedy goes.  It has its funny as well as scary moments.

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Rajkumar Rao does his best as usual. Shardha Kapoor as the mysterious girl is good too. The funniest character of the movie is Pankaj Tripati who owns a book shop, and he guides Vicky and his friends on how to cope up with the Stree and her haunting.

The movie reminded me well made Hindi horror movie Ek Thi Daayan. Also Hollywood movie The Woman in Black. Especially while watching the climax. Others have complained about the climax, but I felt that it was well suited for the movie.

The movie could have been a bit shorter to make it more presentable, as it feels lengthy and slow at times. Overall, it is a well made movie that could be enjoyed by everyone.

Go and enjoy it with your friends.

 

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