Release Date: 31st October 2014
Starring: Rekha, Randhir Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Shweta Kumar
Directed by: Indra Kumar
Music: Harshit Saxena and Sanjeev Darshan
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
The glitz and glam of showbiz often becomes an addiction for those who have been an important part of this business for a long period of time. The greed of fame the keeps the stars in awe of the industry and urges them to come back to the big screen. And today the industry welcomes back one of the most sensational actresses of her time, Rekha. Director Indra Kumar leaves no mark in recapitulating the grace and charm of this ageless beauty with Super Nani. An adaptation of the Gujarati play, Baa Ae Maari Boundary, Super Nani is dedicated to the life of every woman who is ridiculed and taken for granted by her family.
Plot: An NRI filmmaker, Mann, comes to India to meet his Nani only to find out about the miserable condition her family has been putting her through. Angered by this situation, he decides to help his Nani win back her much deserved love and respect and with that begins the process of serious transformation!
Performances: It is an undeniable fact that Rekha is the perfect epitome of timeless beauty. She looks absolutely gorgeous and ravishing even at this age. Although she pulls off the role with ease and sincerity, she does tend to get over dramatic at times. Nonetheless, it is only because of her charm that the film holds some substance.
Randhir Kapoor was too average on his part if you try to judge him for his capabilities. Perhaps, he gets overshadowed by the magnificence of his co-star.
Sharman Joshi is a brilliant actor only if his calibre is rightly judged and utilized. The fake American accent and over the top emotions definitely put you off in this one. But his ability to make his presence felt despite of standing together with a star like Rekha is indeed commendable.
Shweta Kumar definitely needs to drop the idea of acting right away! Blame the director daddy for not being able to guide his daughter to the right path.
Anupam Kher does a good job even in such a limited role.
Rest of the characters seemed to have directly stepped out of an Ekta Kapoor daily soap.
Music: One obviously does not expect a movie like Super Nani to be a musical retreat but the songs should at least be bearable enough! Harshit Saxena and Sanjeev Darshan fail poorly in their compositions. The album, unfortunately, is not at all worth listening to. The only song that gives you a slight relief is Maaheroo.
What’s Good: Watching Rekha again on the big screen is the only good thing about the film.
What’s Bad: The mere idea of making such a film! The film is soaked with high level of Ekta Kapoor inspired melodrama that becomes absolutely unbearable. The entire plot seems to be excessively clichéd! The songs are unapologetically intolerable.
Besides bringing the ever graceful Rekha back to the silver screen, Super Nani has nothing worth talking about. It comes across as a mawkish blend of Baghban and Khoon Bhari Maang with a soul of a saas-bahu daily soap. Films like these are quite brain damaging and should be avoided at all costs.
Verdict: Don’t waste your money on Super Nani, watch an Ekta Kapoor soap rather!
Rating: * and a half