The spook-fest Indian horror movie ‘Stree’ seems to have struck the perfect balance between humour and comedy.
Stree is highly appreciated among critics and movie buffs.
Here’s a quick glance at the spices of the Raj Kumar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor starring experimental; not only spine tingling but rib-tickling hor-com, a new genre smartly influxes into the contemporary Indian Cinema – Stree:
Spine-chilling rom-com tale of feminism
Filmed in remote village Chanderi, Stree rightly took a flight of fancy of a weird fantasy. The hoary town has a dark secret that it wants to forget but can barely live down. The story has roots in town’s long history of patriarchy, misogyny and toxic masculinity.
Stree is an agitated ghost of a stunning courtesan violently frustrated in her attempt to find true love which frightens the men of Chanderi in the four-day annual religious festival.
The terror of stree makes men of village to go through the physical and mental trauma that women face in daily life. It is about to realise a man woman’s panic, suffocation, insecurity and constant humiliation.
Men of Chanderi in a terror of stree left with no option than to wear in female wardrobe to keep themselves alive. Photo: Screenshot
Men of Chanderi remain at home and are unable to venture out in the dark, get advised by their wives and mothers to return home early and keep the doors and windows of the house locked and to not pay heed to stalkers and strangers. They are asked over and over again not to trap into the enchanted threat of being abducted by the Stree who left nothing but the clothes of the abductee.
Naya Bharat ki Chudail – Shraddha Kapoor aka Stree
The old-fashioned town of Chanderi is haunted by a unique legend. The spirit of an angry woman stalks men during a festive period. In the four nights of Stree, the spirit, wanders into the streets of the village and calls the name of her target man. If he turns around, Stree whisks them away, leaving behind only their clothes.
Meet shrewd, mercury tempered full of longing for admiration and honour, Spirit – Shraddha Kapoor as Stree in a not very powerful performance but in damn good, great character.
Raj Kumar Rao is ‘Naya Govinda’ of ‘Naya Bollywood’
Raj Kumar Rao appeared absolutely an incarnated avatar of the old gold goofy boy, comedian cum hero Govinda. Raj Kumar Rao accent was hilarious specially ‘Deddy’, ‘Fryndsheep’ and others, his dialogue delivery is absolutely fab and twist the audience into hoot and laugh.
Rajkummar Rao, in absolute top form, plays this part to near perfection. The quality of the performances of this actor in Stree is infectiously flounced. Rajkummar Rao is terrificin all his performances whether playing as perplexed dude, frightened sheep or simply going along with the flow, he delivers with minimum apparent effort.
From Rom-Com to Hor-Com, Stree is a weird experiment that goes very well
Stree is a horror-comedy. But more literally so; in the sense that the scenes nearly alternate between the two genres. Photo: Poster
This is definitely a different movie with a bunch of hilarious punches, rustic frightened misogynist dudes in a desi small town, going about their happy-go-lucky ways who later realised the value of love and respect for women and for every one.
The movie weaves in romance, song, and dance into the horror-com plot.
Naughty interpretation of ‘Friendship’ and ‘Saman’
Stree has an appealing sense of place, weird characters, a few madcap sequences and some piercingly written, lines move the audiences. We are dad sure you even have not imagine such new definitions of the terms and vocab used to depict the naughtiness without being nasty and ill-logical too.
From O Stree Kal Ana to O Stree Protect Us – Learn ‘How to instruct a ghost’
Every home in this haunted area has “O Stree kal aanaa (O Woman, come tomorrow)” written on its walls with red ink considering that the ghost is not only literate but quite obedient to follow even the instriction to not trap its prey. The resentful ghost is shown as a very, very civil – woman, even as a wild wraith, does not believe in using force and waits for the consent of her.
The resentful ghost is shown as a very, very civil – woman, even as a wild wraith, does not believe in using force and waits for the consent of her. Photo: Poster stree
But she is smart too. When the villagers tried to befool her with her submission attitude, she tricks them into their own trap and all at once she abducts 20 men from the town.
In the end, the people of Chanderi when realize their mistake, build a statue at her place and ask for her protection. The statement under her statue reads, ‘O stree, Protest Us’
Stree is a terrified mad men show
Stree is all about men who should know better. The cast is solid with Rajkummar Rao as Viki with his mad friends Aparshakti Khurana and Abhishek Banerjee as his two buddies.
Khurana is wonderful as a guy who sells readymade clothing and believes that Rao’s girlfriend is stree, while Banerjee, proves his mattle as a possessed freak become headache for his friends and village mates.
Tripathi is a fine choice to play that horror-movie cliché — the wise man who knows all and guides the heroes to their destiny. Photo: Screenshot
Pankaj Tripathi, in particular, is in insane form, making comedy look damn easy with his deadpan look, droll ways and crackling, impeccable rendition of the written word.
Tripathi is a fine choice to play that horror-movie cliché — the wise man who knows all and guides the heroes to their destiny.
Stree is definitely a worth watching interesting horror mad cap.