Custom Search

Film Review - Panga

by Ferry Bhatia
(Anritsar, India )

PANGA (To mess with) - "Kabaddi walo ko kon pehchanta hai? (Who Recognizes Kabaddi Players)"

Panga is the inspiring story Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and produced by Fox Star Studios. It revolves around of a life of a woman who returns to the sport. She abandoned in exchange for domestic bliss. It’s actually a charming, feel-good film about unconditional love and the true meaning of family. It starrs by Kangana, Jassi Gill, Richa Chadha, and Neena Gupta. It is basically bollywood sports comedy film, which talks about the jovial life of a kabaddi player.

Coming to the detail, this movie is based on middle-class Indian woman, who was kabaddi world champion who has now become a wife and mother; she has forgotten about her past and is always engaged in family responsibility. She catalyzes an inner desire to give a new meaning to her existing role as a wife and mother, takes a decision to come back to the sport despite leaving behind the challenge of age stereotypes. It tells that how new generation brings complexities and creates an upheaval in her life as she is literally torn between family responsibilities and her dying love for the sport.

In this movie, Jaya (Kangana Ranaut) who is portrayed was once the captain of India’s women’s kabaddi team. (The sport, born in India and popular across Asia, is easy enough for the uninitiated to follow onscreen.) But she quits playing when her husband and family shift to Bhopal from Delhi due to job. That’s the question in this lightly feminist film, which shifts from being a domestic dramedy to an underdog sports tale, a favorite genre of Indian movies. The link is family: - Will Jaya’s husband, Prashant (Jassie Gill), and little boy, Adi (Yagya Bhasin), support her return to kabaddi? Even if she has to move away from them to practice with the team?

Jaya doesn’t have to fight that hard to convince her family that she needs to pursue her sport. Quite the opposite: The idea is her son’s initially. Her son says “"Mummy ki age kya hai? (Who is before mother)" "32","Toh kya 32 mein comeback nahi hota? (so what ?, can’t be there comeback at 32 years of age)" And when she makes the team and decamps to Kolkata, father and son have the occasional gentle crisis — Prashant makes a mess of Adi’s tiger makeup for a school play; his cooking is subpar — but learn to adjust. (One quick fix: Jaya’s mother swoops in to take up cooking duties.) As a sports story, “Panga” is less heart-pounding than sweet. Jaya has to fight her aging body, her teammates’ idea that she’s too old to play (she’s all of 32) and societal notions about mothers.

At the last,this thoughtful film asks us to celebrate not only those resilient women who refuse to be restricted by marriage and motherhood in the pursuit of their dreams, but also the supportive husbands and children that are the wind beneath their wings. kyuki "Saari badi badi baatein women empowerment ki.. aur maa ke koi sapne nahi hote hai" ???..... (Every big talk is of women empowerment, mothers don’t have their dreams?).


Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Film Review.