Take seven edgy women with contrasting personalities, a boiling cauldron of social issues, throw in the scenic locales of Goa, add some indie rock music and a dash of profanity and innuendos, Voila! you have yourself Angry Indian Goddesses-India’s first female buddy blockbuster!
If the trailer is anything to go by, the movie comes as a breath of fresh air from the regular, run-of-the-mill Bollywood masala movies and does enough to intrigue one’s interest. It’s a rather captivating take on seven uninhibited women who not only defy stereotypical conventions but also help each other along the way, as they stop at nothing to live life on their own terms.
Here’s a quick look at the interesting mélange of characters-
Suranjana (Sandhya Mridul)– High-powered business exec, looking to take on the world with her strong exterior and razor sharp tongue! Oh, and she also has a young daughter, Maya!
Frieda ( Sarah Jane Diaz)– The demure looking photographer, struggling with the biases that one has to deal with in a male dominated industry, till she finally shoots off to her ancestral home in Goa to get married and invites her gang of friends. Who she’s marrying though, is still a secret.
Pamela or Pammi (Pavleen Gujral)– The quintessential middle class Indian wife, stuck in the rut of an arranged marriage, out to relive her youth!
Madureeta (Anushka Manchanda)– The tall, Indie-pop-singing, bullet- riding, leggy lass, who’s stressing over the fact that her last album didn’t quite top the charts! Thank God she has her girls and her oh-so-hot boyfriend Zain, to fall back upon!
Nargis (Tanishtha Chatterjee)– Frieda’s social activist friend, with fire in her kohl rimmed eyes, her character creates quite a stir as she is fighting a cause against Suranjana’s company.
Joanna (Amrit Maghera)– Half –Indian, half –English upcoming starlet battling stereotypical circumstances that Bollywood creates for her as she’s trying to prove her mettle as an actor and being more than just a pretty face!
Laxmi (Rajshri Deshpande)– She’s the quietly feisty, temple going, God- fearing woman, suppressing a traumatic past and yet takes care of them all.
Frieda’s bachelorette party brings them all to Goa, where things get interesting as they take on the perils of misogyny, gender-equality, industrial giants versus tribal rights, caste issues, India’s rape problem and lax justice all together.
While some may argue that there seems to be an overload of issues that takes away from the central plot of the film, we feel that it’s still worth a shot!
All in all, Pan Nalin’s ‘Angry Indian Goddesses’ promises to be a high on energy, action-packed, laugh riot with a message for the masses, whether it delivers or not, we’ll just have to wait and watch!
Watch the trailer here: