Sajini Shinde Ka Viral Video review: The film tackles an important and relevant subject in today’s edgy times

Sajini Shinde Ka Viral Video review: The film tackles an important and relevant subject in today’s edgy times

Sajini Shinde Ka Viral Video review: The film tackles an important and relevant subject in today’s edgy times

What : Social Media can be a dangerous place. The multitude of hazards that this place breeds is horrific and devastating. It can topple anyone’s hunky dory life. Though the platform is a really sensitive place for celebrities and stars, it poses a great deal of risk to the ordinary people as well. Mikhil Musale’s Sajini Shinde ka Viral Video reinforces this fact.

Sajini Shinde Ka Viral Video movie synopsis

Fashioned as a whodunnit thriller, it’s about the ramifications of a video clip gone inadvertently viral. Sajini Shinde, the eponymous character played by Radhika Madaan, is a Physics teacher in a Pune-based school who goes missing leave a suicide note after her raunchy dance in a Singapore based pub goes viral. She has put the blame on her father Suryakant Shinde (Subodh Bhave) and fiancée, Siddhant (Soham Majumdar, Kabir Singh fame) in her note.

Enter Inspector Bela Barot (Nimrat Kaur) who leads the investigation and is assisted by Inspector Ram Pawar (Chinmay Mandlekar) to join the dots of the layered and complex case where the needle of suspicious alternates between the multiple parties involved – a traditional family commanded by an authoritarian father, a chauvinistic fiancée, an insensitive school head-mistress, Kalyani (Bhagyashree) and her companions in the Singy trip.


Sajini Shinde Ka Viral Video movie review

Sajini Shinde enormously benefits from all the vital departments – a gripping story, a solid screenplay by Musale and Parinda Joshi, and compelling performances. A solid infusion of the Marathi lingo into the narrative lends authenticity and the additional dialogues penned by Anu Singh and Kshitij Patwardhan register strong impact. The plot unfolds as a complex mystery alternating between the past and the present and probes into a bigger problem at our hands. 

While the social messaging is deeply relevant, the performances are genuinely moving. At the helm, Nimrat Kaur renders an indelible performance as Bela – her demeanour as a female cop with tough exteriors and a vulnerable core is heartfelt. Bela’s struggle to smash the deep-rooted ordinary-ness was something that I related to instantly – “Jahan pe kuchh zyada karne jao, wahan ordinary banake rakh dete hain” she says. Her frustration was clear. The few moments with Chinmay Mandlekar, another fine artist in the queue, and especially the ‘Dooberman Madam’ joke was noteworthy.

The undertone of toxic patriarchy is brilliantly conveyed by the talented Subodh Bhave who plays Sajini’s father and a stage actor in the film. Musale doesn’t antagonize him completely but layers the character with flaws and emotions. I was particularly astonished by Soham Majumdar who takes a paradigm shift from his character in Kabir Singh to Sajini Shinde. Another flawed character whom you will love to see more. His scenes with Sumit Vyas are interesting and the chase scene with Sajini’s wayward brother Aakash (Ashutosh Gaikwad) is hilarious.

Sajini Shinde Ka Viral Video– final words

Buried under the idealistic expectations of the traditional and conservative family, the school and society, Sajini’s precarious plight stays vindicated by Radhika Madaan who plays this titular role with aplomb. Compared to her bold and firebrand avatars On OTT until recently, Sajini is demure and unadulterated, and so is the film.

I go with 4.5 stars out of 5 for Sajini Shinde ka Viral Video. The film navigates the hazards of social media intelligently and masterfully. 

‘Sajini Shinde ka Viral Video’ is running at theatres near you from 27th October 2023


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Ahwaan Padhee, is an IT Techie/Business Consultant by profession and a film critic/cinephile by passion, is also associated with Radio Playback as well, loves writing and conducting movie quizzes. More By Ahwaan Padhee

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