Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Lakshmi is effective but brutally disturbing
Lakshmi is heartfelt and has some fine performances by Monali, Satish Kaushik and Shifaali Shah. However, In places, it’s repulsive and, yet, it demands to be seen.movie reviews Updated: Mar 22, 2014 19:43 IST
Monali Thakur, Satish Kaushik, Shifaali Shah
Lakshmi is a disturbing film, in both a good and a bad way.
The story, about a 14-year-old sold into prostitution, is an amalgamation of fact and fiction. Nagesh, who has also written the film, doesn’t shy away from the horrors she endures. The direction is heavy-handed and overtly literal but effective.
I simply didn’t want to be subjected to the ugliness anymore. Which is a shame because Lakshmi is heartfelt and has some fine performances by Monali, Satish Kaushik and Shifaali Shah.
Honestly, I can’t wholeheartedly recommend Lakshmi. In places, it’s repulsive and, yet, it demands to be seen. So you decide for yourselves.