Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhoomi Pednekar's Sonchiriya hits the theatre this Friday. Set in the period of Emergency, the film is based out of the once infamous valley of Chambal which used to be home to the deadliest of dacoits. However, the film offers a deeper insight into the lives of a group of dacoits and their inner conflicts. The trailer and the songs all looked promising enough and promised a gripping narrative. Does the film live up to our expectations?
The first half of Sonchiriya revolves around a gang of dacoits who are being chased by the police and frequent clashes and gunning keep taking place. Meanwhile, the deadly dacoits themselves are divided owing to inner conflicts. This makes the matter all the more complicated.
So far, Abhishek Chaubey's film is raw and rustic, although a few sequences might quite make you cringe. We don't find it to be an extraordinary piece of cinema yet. Let's just say that the execution is moderate, with some good and some dull moments.
Ranvir Shorey and Manoj Bajpayee deliver remarkable performances. Well, you can always trust them to do so! Lead actors Sushant and Bhumi are good as well, but they are yet to come up with a sequence that strike us hard.
Stay tuned for the full review of Sonchiriya!