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It Is All Roar No Bite! |

It Is All Roar No Bite! |

Sherni(Amazon Prime)

Directed by Amit Masurkar

Rating: **

Sherni  is  all about  a man-eating tigress, a  gender-defying female forest  officer who  as Mrs Gandhi was once famously  described is  the  only man in  the  organization,   and a man-baiting  plot that  makes almost all the male  characters, including the forest office Vidya Vincent’s poor husband(Mohit Chaddha) look like corrupt wimps.

You must have noticed the female hero is named  after the film’s leading  lady . Says a  lot about Vidya Balan’s star power  that she  is given not  only the title role(with due apologies  to the man-eating tigress) but she’s also  the only incorruptible individual in  a  forest  filled with wild animals  and wilder  human beings.

 Everything here is  greed/need-based. Even the animals  are not real. An  announcement  in  the opening credits tells us  they are computer-generated, a ‘living’ irony in this humane drama  about nature …

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