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Stree Movie Review – It’s about expectation management

The film is based on the popular Indian urban legend, Nale Ba, a witch that roams streets and knocks on doors

Stree is a good watch if you don’t have anything better to do this weekend

Starring: Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurrana
Directed by: Amar Kaushik
Genre: Horror Comedy
Best watched in the company of: Friends

The residents of a small town called Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh believe in an age-old superstition about a ghost (Stree) who abducts lonely men unless their walls scream O Stree, Kal Aana in a bloody concoction.

Three frivolous friends Vicky (Rajkummar Rao), Bittu (Aparshakti Khurrana), and Jana (Abhishek Banerjee) are often warned about a phenomena around a bridal ghost who roams around town in search of her husband.

In spite of constant warnings, Vicky is sceptic of these tales and falls in love with a beautiful bhoot Stree played by Shraddha Kapoor.

Soon enough, the boys lose their friend Jana to Stree and are now on a mission to get town rid of the ghost with the help of a bookstore vendor Rudra (Pankaj Tripathi).

The best performance of the film surprisingly comes from the supporting cast, with Rudra having the best comedy scenes, followed by Rajkummar Rao’s father who will surely make the audience burst in laughter.

After the Fanneh Khan debacle, Rajkummar Rao redeems himself with this performance but his small-town-boy act has become too repetitive now. In fact, the 3 actors (Rao, Tripathi, Khurrana) in a small town brings flashbacks of Bareilly Ki Barfi even though it was Aparshakti’s brother Ayushmann in BKB!

The songs have increased the entertainment value of the film. It’s actually not too bad of a film as long as you manage your expectations right. Watch Stree if you don’t have anything else to do this weekend.

Rating: 2.5/5

2.5Overall Score