MOM motion poster had a monologue of Nawazuddin Siddiqui telling us how a mother’s love is selfless and doesn’t change with time. If that had left you intrigued, then you must watch the film’s teaser, which we can bet will leave your curiosity soaring, seeking answers to so many questions. Ever since MOM’s teaser has released, it has received over 1.2 million views and 10,499 likes on YouTube in 24 hours. The video has received over 900 comments, most of which have apparently come from the Pakistani audience. If you are wondering why, then we must tell you that the girl who plays the daughter of Sridevi is a famous Pakistani actor named Sajal Ali. In fact, Pakistan’s famous actor Adnan Siddiqui is also seen in a pivotal role in MOM.
In the teaser, Sridevi is in search for something that lands her in danger. But what is it? Is she searching for her lost daughter? A particular scene and feel of the teaser also reminds us of Sujoy Ghosh’s directorial Kahaani, which starred Vidya Balan. However, the motive of search in both the films is different.
While you keep guessing the reason behind the thrilling story of Sridevi, it is Nawazuddin Siddiqui who might be missed. Why? Because of the actor’s brilliant disguise. Nawaz is known for getting into the skin of his characters. This time, he has got into the look of his part way too deeply. Using prosthetics, the actor is playing an old-age man in the film, who is running away from something. Now, he could be running away from Sridevi or running away from being caught.
In the one minute teaser, you also catch a glimpse of Akshaye Khanna. The actor made a comeback while playing a negative character in 2016 film Dishoom after a hiatus of four years. In MOM, Akshaye too seems to be discovering his own journey. So, are these characters related to each other? The video ends with a monologue of Sridevi where she asks the audience a question – “What will you chose between wrong and very wrong?”
MOM has been produced by Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor and is directed by Ravi Udyawar. The poster of MOM bore stark resemblance with that of Raveena Tandon’s Maatr. The two had quite a similar treatment. However, Raveena made it clear that both the films deal with different issues.
MOM will hit the screens on July 14.