Panga Review: A Soul Stirring And Inspirational Tribute To All The Super Moms Out There Vouching For A Comeback!

Panga Review: A Soul Stirring And Inspirational Tribute To All The Super Moms Out There Vouching For A Comeback!
Starring: Kangana Ranaut, Jassie Gill
Directed By: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

The film begins with paving the way to Jaya Nigam's (Kangana Ranaut) life which is shrouded with her balancing her work and motherhood effectively until a long lost dream comes knowing her way. A once, capital of the national Kabaddi team, her life now revolves around her son Adi (Yagya Bhasin) and the hustle bustle of the every day life. She often has her pang of loneliness despite her husband Prashant (Jassie Gill) being an excellent support system. However, her over cautiousness regarding her son and the household keeps her occupied and satisfied. When her son encourages her to follow her dreams again, she obliges him even if it means to keep him happy. But she soon realizes the dream that she left midway is not so easy to pursue again. What follows is her inspirational tale to regain her passion and lost glory again. 

Ashwini Iyer Tiwari sets up the premise in a humble by-lane of Bhopal. But she adds an endearing vulnerability and energy to the setting. Every character in the film is induced with an impeccable realism. Apart from Jaya, the strength of the film lies in its other female character, be it Jaya's mother (Neena Gupta), her best friend Meenu (Richa Chaddha) and her team mate Nisha (Megha Burman). The character The characters of Adi and Prashant are an endearing and unwavering pillar od strength for Jaya.  

One of the key moments of the film lies in Jaya's yearning for Kabaddi and the moment when she realises 'Ab mujhe Panga lena hain'. Another highlight is when Jaya tells her husband that she discovered herself truly while following her long lost path again. These are the subtle nuances which add to the beauty of the film. The narrative has a representative of the conflict between the motherhood duties and fulfilling one's dream in the most efficient manner. Jaya's entire journey is enriching and inspirational, giving a profound level of fulfillment. The dialogues are etched with realism and amusing too at the same time. Every character is given an opportunity to blossom in their own way. Another highlight of the film is the nuanced writing by Ashwini Iyer Tiwary, Nitish Tiwari and Nikhil Mehrotras. The soul stirring soundtracks composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy add as a perfect catalyst to the plot. 

Speaking of the performances, Kangana becomes the backbone of the film with absolute perfection. She makes you live every emotion of Jaya throughout her journey. Both as a dutiful mother as well as a disciplined player, she breathes life to the character in a profound manner. Richa Chadha is a show stealer in some of the scenes as the fiery Meenu and also brings out some of the light moments. Jassie Gill is an excellent support system to Kangana and does full justice to his character. It's debutante Yagya Bhasin however who one should look out for, he is definitely a star in making. Neena Gupta shines in all of her scenes especially in the phone conversation with Jaya. Megha Burman is a delight to watch as the promising Kabaddi player. 

The film is a befitting tribute to the mothers who put their heart and soul into their duties but lose their identity in the process. Not only to the mothers, the film helps in bringing women's Kabaddi in the prominence too. The film is like an exhilarating and satisfying rollercoaster ride. Watch it for the tribute to motherhood as well as to never giving up on one's dream. 

Ratings: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 stars