Feature Name: Panga
Directed By: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Jassi Gill, Richa Chadda and Neena Gupta
Run Time: 131 minutes
Review By: Manisha Karki
Panga starts with a simple narrative of a forgotten kabaddi champ played by Kangana Ranaut.
Kangana essays the role of Jaya Nigam in the film, who was a national-level kabaddi player but leaves her dream after the birth of her premature son. After leaving the world of sports she goes on to take up a job with the Indian railways and is a perfect mother and wife.
However, when she comes across new-age kabaddi players, Kangana reminisces her old days.
After an emotional scene with her son, she encouraged to enter the world of sports again and achieve her dream. She gets immense support from her husband and kid and thus begins her comeback journey.
This simple narrative is sure to make you fall in love with Kangana’s not so glamorous avatar which is backed with a lot of emotions which are apt for the role of a retired kabaddi player who is keen to make a comeback.
However, the film raises an important question about sportsperson when Jaya’s son asks his father if one cannot make a comeback at the age of 32. Well to know what Prashant said, you should watch the film.
Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has bounded the story with engaging characters and simple narration.
It is showcased in such a way that you can relate to the little things that happen in day to day life – like the fight over ladoos, pizza party, husband wife romance, friends teasing each other and more.
The music and dialogues of the film are light and full of romance it totally goes with the film. The film is shot in different locations as per the change in states in the story and every character and location are just amazing. Great work by the director and the entire team.
Panga is a worth watch film, as you get out of the theater you feel Jaya’s victory and have an important message that will melt your heart and make you love your mother even more.
Especially when the last scene in the film comes – you might automatically say this word ‘TigerChan’!
Apart from this, there are also some points that are to be noted as the film’s end is predictable as we all know what can happen. Also, it’s a little slow in between as there are songs.
Talking about performances, Kangana with her simplicity will win all hearts with her performance. She is magical on-screen as Jaya and was a perfect choice for the role. Kangana has given a good start to 2020 and after this film, you will have high hope with her upcoming film.
In the film, Jassi Gill plays Jaya’s husband Prashant Shrivastava. We all know him as an amazing singer but in this first performance, he has proved himself as a good actor. He has also set an example for many husbands to support their wives and make their dreams your dreams. He is just perfect in the film as a husband and also as a father.
The next character is Aditya aka Adi, who is Jaya and Prashant’s son in the film. His role is played by Yagya Bhasin. You can’t take your eyes off him. This child is brilliant, his dialogue delivery and scenes will make you laugh.
Also, at a point, you will realize that the whole story starts with him as he fights with dad for mom’s comeback.
Jaya also has a friend in the story who has supported her in all her life struggles. She is Meenu played by Richa Chadda, who is a Kabbadi trainer and has just perfectly matched up the character, her dialogues are just amazing.
The film also stars the remarkable actress Neena Gupta as Jaya’s mother. She played the character amazingly and was beautiful on-screen.
The film is good and you can spend your hours watching this film. We give Panga 3.5 stars with all our hearts.