Sushant Singh Rajput is brilliant in the period film.
The story of Sonachiriya is set in 1975 and the film is about a bunch of bandits who habitats Chambal. But they are not the usual bandit groups as they do not rest to the usual trapping techniques.
A dacoit named Vakil Singh (Ranvir Shorey) makes the audience think about his deep-rooted philosophy that answers the question of why they became what they became and what is the way forward for them.
Director Abhishek Chaubey’s Sonachiriya takes us through a journey that reveals the cause behind the bunch of bandits.
Sushant Singh Rajput as Lakhna is a sincere bandit who does his job to perfection. From his body language to dialogue delivery, he has given a neat performance.
Ranvir Shorey as Vakil Singh steals the show with his arresting performance that keeps you hooked to your seats and makes you want more.
Time and again, Bhumi Pednekar impresses the audience with her choice of roles which are diverse. As a feisty woman in the film, she just knocked it out of the park.
Ashutosh Rana as a cop, on his part, has once again delivered a nuanced performance that does full justice to his role.
Director Abhishek Chaubey should be applauded for choosing a story like Sonachiriya. It’s not the usual run of the mill story and has handled it brilliantly.
The casting of Sonachiriya is the film’s biggest advantage as all the actors have delivered brilliant performances in their respective roles.
The story is Sonachiriya is extremely simple and it is about the dacoits on the run. For a film like this, the action choreography must be on point to aid to the film watching experience. And the director has taken care of it very well.
Cinematography of Anuj Rakesh Dhawan is just brilliant and takes us back to the 1975 period and so does the dialogues.
The biggest disadvantage of Sonachiriya is its pace. The film takes its sweet time to unravel many important plot points and it makes audience feel restless in many places.
If you’re up for a slow yet a nicely made movie, then Sonchiriya can be your pick this week. The film has more pros than cons and it still is an exciting tale about a group of bandits who are on the run.