Nushrratt Bharuccha shines in gripping films where supernatural encounters horror from real life

Movie: Chhorri
Cast: Nushrratt Bharuccha, Mita Vashisht, Rajesh Jais, Saurabh Goyal, Pallavi Ajay, Yaaneea Bharadwaj
Manager: Vishal Furia
Release Date: November 26, 2021
Streams on: Amazon Prime video
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Chhorii movie review: Most people are afraid of experiencing supernatural horrors while continuing to live with the horrors of real life. These are sometimes far more dangerous and deadly than the unseen. And what happens when the two meet? You get Vishal Furias Chhorii who uses the horror genre to drive an important point home. The movie starring Nushrratt Bharuccha as the main character is released on Amazon Prime video today. But does it deserve your time and attention? Read the review to know. Read also – Trending OTT News Today: Nushrratt Bharuccha’s Chhorii teaser is scary, Raveena Tandon’s Aranyak teaser is mysterious, Jimmy Sheirgills Your Honor season 2 teaser is gripping and more

What is it about?
The film begins with Sakshi (Nushrratt Bharuccha), an eight-month-pregnant NGO employee who moves to a village with her husband Hemant (Saurabh Goyal) after a couple of jokers beat the man and tried to extort money from him. To ensure the safety of both themselves and their unborn child, the couple seeks help from their driver (Rajesh Jais), who takes them to their own village, which is located right in the middle of deep sugar cane plantations. The driver’s wife, played by extremely talented Mita Vashisht, takes care of Sakshi. She tells her stories about a crow’s family and the dangerous naagin, and what the crow did to save his family. From the day Sakshi enters an almost abandoned village where no one else seems to live but the driver and his wife, she begins to feel a little uncomfortable. First, she gets lost in the sugar cane fields, and then she begins to see three children who are supposed to bring her unprecedented misfortune. Seeing those children means that her unborn child is in danger. It’s up to Sakshi now to survive and protect her baby between all the creepy things happening around her. Read also – Chhorii teaser: Nushrratt Bharuccha’s horror film resembles a faithfully scary remake of the superhit Marathi film Lapachhapi

What’s hot?
For Nushrratt, this is a very gripping film. Chhorii gives her ample space to show that the cinema is a great tool for getting people to question the evil inside. Like Sakshi, she is supposed to be this woman who is both afraid of her unborn child and at the same time just as fearless to look anything in the eye to ensure the child’s safety. There is no scene in the film where Sakshi fails to take responsibility for the situation himself. In one scene, when she feels lost, she gets up and starts looking for her husband herself instead of waiting for him to come back to her. In another scene, she finds her own way among the bushy fields without seeking her husband’s support to lead her in front. Sakshi is scared, but never for once do you feel like she would end up falling victim to the story or facing a scary fate. You believe in her, and it becomes all the more important to appreciate her when you know she is portrayed by male writers (Vishal Furia and Vishal Kapoor) in a gruesome social drama.

What is not?
Chhorii has its loopholes. Although the film shocks you, forces you to think and sometimes just makes you wonder ‘will time ever change for women in India’, it has its flaws that are never hidden no matter how deeply you think and try to connect the dots. Try this: why would the man mysteriously leave his pregnant wife in a foreign village among strangers, or why would a pregnant woman still go ahead and do exactly what she has been asked not to do to ensure her child’s safety?

The film’s climax and its attempt to use the genre properly wins it all in the end. Not to forget Mita Vashisht, who, although she gives a lot away in the plot with her performance, sticks to the narrative as a strong binding force. She represents exactly why they say ‘aurat hey aurat ki dushman hoti hai’ and you think … no matter how long you’ve been fleeing this patriarchal way of ending any discussion of issues related to women.

For anyone who has only known Bollywood to exhaust the horror genre for either comedy or sex, this is a refreshing and the right kind of change. At its best, Chhorii introduces a new genre – ‘reality horror’ perhaps! The film is streamed on Amazon Prime Video.

Stars: 3

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