Adah Sharma, Indira Tiwari excel in poignant saga

Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Sudipto Sen have returned with another movie, Bastar: The Naxal Story, following the success of The Kerala Story. Both films are based on true events, showcasing the filmmakers’ ability to present engaging stories. The new movie features Adah Sharma and Vijay Krishna, who also starred in The Kerala Story. Is Bastar: The Naxal Story worth watching? Check out our BollywoodLife review below.

Release Date: 15th March 2024
Where to watch: Theatres
Cast: Adah Sharma, Indira Tiwari, Anangsha Biswas, Yashpal Sharma, Naman Jain, Vijay Krishna, Shilpa Shukla, Raima Sen,
Director: Sudipto Sen, Vipul Amrutlal Shah (creative)
Story by: Sudipto Sen
Written by: Amarnath Jha, Sudipto Sen, Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Rating: 3 out of 5

About Bastar: The Naxal Story
Bastar: The Naxal Story explores the Naxalite-Maoist insurgency in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. Adah Sharma plays IPS Neerja Madhavan, a woman with multiple cases against her, portrayed as an enemy by the communist party. The movie revolves around the Kashyap family – Milind, Ratna, Raman, and Rama, who face tragedy at the hands of Maoist leader Lanka Reddy. As Ratna seeks justice, she joins forces with Neerja and Salwa Judum to combat the Naxalites and Maoists in Bastar. The film delves into the challenges they encounter and how they navigate through them.

What’s Hot?
The performances in Bastar: The Naxal Story stand out, with Adah Sharma delivering a compelling portrayal of IPS Neerja Madhavan. Indira Tiwari shines as Ratna, showcasing her transformation from a mother seeking peace to a formidable force. The supporting cast, including Vijay Krishna, Anangsha Biswas, and others, also leave a lasting impact. The background score enhances the film’s intensity, while the songs effectively convey emotions of anger and helplessness. The movie’s depiction of violence and manipulation is chilling, leaving viewers reflecting on humanity’s existence.

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What’s Not?
The pacing of Bastar: The Naxal Story could be improved, as it tends to drag at times. The film could benefit from tighter editing, as certain scenes feel prolonged. Additionally, the plot focuses on a singular incident, lacking a more engaging storyline.

Verdict
Adah Sharma’s performance in Bastar: The Naxal Story is thought-provoking and gripping, prompting viewers to contemplate the significance of voting and choosing the right governance. The film underscores the power of ordinary individuals to bring about change, leaving a lasting impact on audiences.