After the tremendous response, MOM’s first look, trailer and music generated, its release is touted to reign over the box office with critics raving about the thriller. One of the major highlights of the film is Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s spectacular performance.
The versatile actor has worked on everything, right from his partially bald and bespectacled look, to his voice, accent and body language that amalgamate into a nuanced portrayal of a private detective.
Lauded for an impeccable job, here’s what the critics have to say about the 43-year-old.
Meena Iyer said:
“It would suffice to say that when the avenging mother is joined by an inconsequential-looking private detective, DK (Nawazuddin), the screen ride becomes edgier and more exciting. Nawazuddin, with his quirks and one-liners, turns in a class act.”
Kunal Guha said:
“If anyone but Nawazuddin Siddiqui was cast to play DK, it would come across as an imitation of a funny voice. But Nawaz takes that funny voice and makes it his own and it seems to belong.”
Taran Adarsh said:
“Nawazuddin Siddiqui gives a towering performance in MOM.”
Says Subhash K Jha:
“It’s Nawazuddin Siddiqui as a lowbrow detective who features in some of the film’s most likeable scenes. His interactive instincts in scenes with Sridevi are on high alert. But he never tries to score over her. Rather, Nawaz plays Sridevi’s foil perfectly.”
Saibal Chatterjee said:
“Nawzuddin Siddiqui’s darkly humorous gumshoe is among the more intriguing men that you would have seen in a Hindi film in recent years.”
Bollywood Hungama said:
“Nawazuddin Siddiqui, can rightly be called as a ‘performance chameleon’. The effortlessness with which he slips into his character in MOM is truly outstanding. MOM sees an elevation of his career graph with his exceptional performance.”