Sanya Malhotra starrer movie ‘PAGGLAIT’ review – 4 Stars for Story, Cast, Dialogues, Basically everything

Sanya Malhotra PAGGALAIT movie review
Sanya Malhotra in Paggalait movie. (Image Credit: Twitter @sanyamalhotra07)

About the Pagglait

We all know death is inevitable and think about life after death. But what about life during life? We pray for the departed soul but during their life do we even acknowledge their role? Focus is so much on right or wrong, rules and rituals, people forget about the one gone and the ones behind who still have to carry on.

Pagglait is a story of life after death, with a disclaimer. True to its name it will make you go crazy, read to know why and how?

Release date:  March 26, 2021

Where to watch the full movie ‘Pagglait’ online?

The movie is streaming and available on Netflix

Should you watch it?

Yes, definitely yes

Why watch it?

  • Real Performances
  • Slice of Life movie
  • It will make you think and question


Sanya Malhotra  – Sandhya

Shruti Sharma – Nazia

Ananya  – Sayani Gupta

Ashutosh Rana, Sheeba Chaddha, Jameel Khan, Meghna Malik, Raghubir Yadav

Written and Directed By Umesh Bist

Producers: Guneet Monga, Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor

Production companies: Sikhya Entertainment, Balaji Motion Pictures

Movie Plot/ Story

The story revolves around life after death. Life of young widow Sandhya (Sanya Malhotra) after the death of her husband Astik Giri. They had been married just for 5 months in an arranged marriage set-up.  Based on happenings of 13 days after death in every Hindu ordinary household.  Watching it come alive on the screen will make me realize the ‘extra’; extra rituals; extra judgments; extra expectations.

Watch it for all the extras that will make you question society, family and much more.


Sanya Malhotra as Sandhya is perfect as the not so quintessential young widow. Brings out the conflict flawlessly of how your feeling and how you are expected to feel and behave. Also, the futility of rules and rituals – what to eat, what to wear – which need to be followed is brought out ideally.

You can completely feel when she says – “jab ladki log to akal aati hai toh sab unhe pagglait hi bolte hai”

Ashutosh Rana and Sheeba Chaddha bring out the helplessness of parents after losing a young son faultlessly.

Casting director Anmol Ahuja deserves special mention for the cast. None of the actors is wasted which is the case with such movies and a stellar cast. Actors like Raghubir Yadav, Meghna Naik, Rajesh Tailang – each shine in their parts bring out the complexity with much ease. Just one thing we need to know who “Astik” is.

Kudos to the entire team for dealing with such a subject without being caricaturish and getting across the message.

What’s Good: Story, Cast, Dialogues, Basically everything

Verdict: Watch, Watch, Watch

Rating: 4 stars