Siya Movie Story:
There is a girl. minor. gang rape victim. She has experienced a hell of pain and continues to suffer. Standing tight for justice. Against powerful people. In such a system where the police administration is seen standing in the court of all the criminals. If there is anything on the girl’s side, then her insistence on getting justice and a nervous lawyer. Will this combination be able to win over the corrupt and brutal system? Is there justice or hell in the case of a girl? If you want to know this, then you have to watch the new film ‘Siya‘ by Drishyam Films.
Manish Mundra of Drishyam Films, who has produced amazing films like ‘Aankhon Dekhi’, ‘Masaan’ and ‘Newton’, has brought ‘Siya’ this time. This time he has also taken over the director’s chair. So how is his first attempt, let’s know.
Siya Movie Cast:
- Rudra Pratap Singh Chaudhary
- Dev Chauhan Dev Chauhan
- Madhvendra Jha
- Anuradha Kalia
- Shubham Kumar
- Lajjawati Mishra
- Nidhi Mishra
- Pooja Pandey
- Yogesh Pandey
- Ambarish Saxena
- Rajshree Seem
- Aradhya Sen
- Vineet Kumar Singh
- Aruna Soni
Siya Movie Release Date:
- 16 Sept 2022 (Cinema)
Siya Movie Trailer:
Siya Movie Review:
Sita Singh alias Siya, who lives in Devganj, Uttar Pradesh, is 17 years old. Living life as one can live in a town-like village with parents and younger brother. We realize from the very first frame that something is wrong in Siya’s life. She wants to leave the village and run away to Delhi. Near her uncles and aunts. Right now the secret behind her wish is not even revealed that an accident happens. Siya is taken away by some show in broad daylight. The gang rape goes on for several days. The next fight is to get justice. In this justice journey, some other secrets are also revealed and the ugly face of the system and society gets exposed.
While watching the film, you will discover that the story of ‘Siya‘ is very similar to the famous Unnao case. So much so that you can predict all upcoming events. Including the climax. The good and the bad thing about this film is the same. It’s realistic. So much resemblance to the actual case and the insistence on keeping the events as they are has made the film more or less converted into a documentary of the Unnao case. Because of this, ‘Siya‘ as a story haunts you a lot, but as a film, it does not connect with you that much.
One good thing about the film is that the film focuses on the impact of this heinous crime rather than the graphic filming of rape scenes. After that gives footage of the fight. The permanent custodian of the pillar of the supporter portrays the violent face of the system in a raw manner. Just the execution of all this does not generate any very powerful cinematic experience. There are certain scenes that have the power to shake your senses, but then they are few. The rest is happening quite flatly on the screen.
On the acting and casting front, ‘Siya‘ proves to be very good. Pooja Pandey has proved to be the best choice for the title role. There are many scenes where she doesn’t need dialogue at all. The work is done only with the eyes and body. She has portrayed the struggle of a rape victim brilliantly. Even in realizing a girl determined for justice, she has not faced any difficulty. She also presented convincingly the frustration just before the climax. Full marks to Pooja Pandey. Vineet Kumar Singh is effortless and impressive in the role of lawyer Mahender. He is so strict in his craft There are actors who can do such characters even in their sleep. In all their interactions with the rude, irrational police of Uttar Pradesh, they effortlessly present a mixture of nervousness and convulsions. The rest of the cast also did great.
The cinematography of ‘Siya‘ is quite good. The countryside has been captured well. BGM seems fine too. Director Manish Mundra has managed to keep the film realistic but forgot to make it engaging. Because of this, apart from a few shocking moments and a couple of powerful dialogues from here and there, nothing much works. Be it the scene of the police forcibly performing the last rites or the custodial death. Or the arrogance of the MLA. We have seen all these many times on news channels and are stunned by its inhuman aspect. When all this comes in front of us on the screen, then that shudder disappears. This is the biggest problem of this film.
Overall ‘Siya‘ is definitely good documentation of a real case but it falls a bit weak in conveying its deadly effect to you. You can watch it if you want. Time will not be bad. There is an option to wait for the rest to come on OTT.
Siya Movie Rating:
- 3 / 5 (⭐⭐⭐)
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