‘Panga’ movie , Kangana Ranaut and cast shine in a film you easily fall in love with
Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Jassie Gill, Richa Chadha, Neena Gupta, Yagna Bhasin
Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
IANS Rating: * * * (three stars)
“Panga” is the sort of film you easily fall in love with. It has a stellar cast in fine form, is directed by a filmmaker who knows her business of storytelling only too well, and it manages to deliver a topical comment without getting too preachy about it. It is an entertaining film that effortlessly reaches out to the wider audience, and at the same time doesn’t lose connect with basic cinematic aesthetics.
In short, “Panga” ticks all the boxes a good Bollywood mainstream film should.
Co-writer and director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s third film underlines what we had realised after “Nil Battey Sannata” and “Bareilly Ki Barfi” — she is one of the most exciting filmmaking brains in new-age Bollywood.
Just as her past efforts, Tiwari once again takes to a smalltown milieu to draw a plot and characters. Moving out from Agra and Bareilly, she has settled on Bhopal this time. We are introduced to Jaya Nigam (Kangana Ranaut), who blissfully balances a doting husband and son with her job as a railway ticket clerk.