Revenge thrillers are usually accompanied by some heavy action, strong bgms and some gritty scenes. Ajji, a 2017 Hindi film is a revenge thriller without any such stuff. It is a revenge story with no bgm and as dark as it can get. Reality strikes hard in this movie. Ajji which means grandmother in Marathi, it’s not a supense thriller but how revenge is perceived, that’s the story of this hard hitting film.
The story is about a 10 year old kid (Manda) played by Sharvani Suryavanshi who’s molested by a pervert politician (Dhavle) played by great artist, Abhishek Banerjeeand it revolves around the shameless nature of police handling the case, mysery faced by the victim’s family and the pain of that kid, who doesn’t even know what has actually happened to her and how heinous it is. The helplessness that a family suffers just because they belong to a lower class (according to the society) and are poor, where they cannot even think of challenging or fighting the henious act conducted by Dhavle on their kid. Police inspector (Dastur) played by very talented Vikas Kumar, expresses the corrupted thinking that he has through his actions in a scene where he tries to check wounds of Manda and even threatening the family, that if they go against the politician, he will make your life hell. This is when Ajji played by supremely talented theatre artist, Sushma Deshpande decides to take things in her own hands and then the story revolves around her ways to seek revenge for her grand daughter.
Director Devashish Makhija never tries to go overboard with melodramatic scenes and unnecessary heavy dialogues. There is subtlety in darkness which is combined with some real hard hitting scenes. It’s a vacuum which pulls you and grabs your attention heavily as the film progresses gradually. Dhavle, the negative character is shown having sex with a maniqueen and which shows how big a pervert he is and the way he wishes to dominate women. Ajji in her revenge saga makes a plan and by observing Dhavle and his cheap thrills, goes ahead and the route she choses is not just tough but dangerous. Ajji is not for faint hearted and the climax will send chills down your spine.
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