New Delhi: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has done it again and proven herself to be the queen of the jungle. On Friday (June 18), her film 'Sherni' released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime and took the internet by storm with the intriguing storyline and her impressionable on-screen presence. Viewers and critics also lauded Director Amit Masurkar for his finesse and understanding of the script.
Ever since the film released, netizens can't stop talking about it on social media and #Sherni has been one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter today! The social media verdict on the film is overhwhelmingly positive as viewers praise Vidya Balan's performance, the issues explored in the film and the engaging cinematography.
Here's what netizens tweeted on the film:
Brilliant movie, till end it kept you wondering what next. Actress Vidya Balan acting was superb. Lush thick jungles of Madhya Pradesh were captured beautifully. #movie #hindimovie #Sherni pic.twitter.com/XwOmnWn4RJ
— Pack your bags to (@radhikanarasi) June 18, 2021
— JASMEEN DUGAL (@jasmeenGdugal) June 18, 2021
What a beautiful film is @vidya_balan's #Sherni. #AmitMasurkar's film is a gentle assault on patriarchy, red-tapism, conflict between environmental conservation v/s development. A layered narrative of a simple story of honesty. @PrimeVideoIN @vikramix @Abundantia_Ent
— Atika Farooqui (@atikafarooqui) June 18, 2021
— Rohit Varma (@rohitvaarma) June 18, 2021
— Brijesh! (@iBrijeshV) June 18, 2021
#SherniReview: A riveting story revolving around the man-animal conflict inside the deep and dense jungles of Madhya Pradesh, Sherni is a thrill to watch for both its realism and striking cinematography #VidyaBalan #AmitMasurkar @PrimeVideoIN https://t.co/aBPPYcTn1h
— Pooja Biraia Jaiswal (@PBiraia) June 18, 2021
In the film, we see Vidya Balan play the role of a forest officer battling social norms set by patriarchy and red-tapeism within her department.
"The film deals with a sensitive topic that touches upon respect, mutual understanding, and co-existence, not just between man-animal, but between humans as well," the actress said in an interview with IANS.
It is directed by Amit Masurkar who is known for his films such as 'Newton' and 'Sulemani Keeda'. Along with the Vidya Balan in the lead, the film also stars Neeraj Kabi, Vijay Raaz, Sharat Saxena, Mukul Chadda, Brijendra Kala and Ila Arun.