Googly Review & Rating
Googly Review: Great potential lost into family drama
Abhimanyu Mukherjee's Googly is one of those rare movies that empathizes and showers light on those whose hardships are often ignored by the majority. The film is about two people with a stammering problem. The movie is a genuine effort when it comes to its subject.
However, it misses the point of becoming a landmark movie that can bring positive changes in society. It gets involved in the family drama that it fails to show us a journey from the struggle to the achievement of the ignored ones.
Story of Googly
Googly starts with Dali (Srabanti) and Arjun (Soham) who stammer while speaking. As story proceeds, we see how people with impaired speech becomes bullied by their closed ones. Being the target of other's casual jokes breaks the confidence and often they start to keep themselves locked in the closet.
Dali from her childhood has become a matter of joke to others. So, when finally found someone who has faced the same hardships, they fell for each other easily. But, the problem arises when it came to their baby. Dali gets scared about what will happen to her child.
The director successfully gives the message that contrary to the popular belief stammering is not necessarily a hereditary issue. Son of Dali and Arjun, Googly speaks fluently and is a street-smart kid. However, the film loses its significance afterward. Instead of exploring the problems and its solution, the director tries to fit the movie in the known formula of family drama. However, Abhimanyu deserves accolades for bringing a needed but never-explored issue in the film.
The film is worth a watch for the acting line-up. Srabanti Chatterjee especially stands out. She is completely natural as a woman who stammers while speaking. Soham too did his best. The supporting actors are quite good as well.
The music of the movie is pretty enjoyable.
Googly could have been a film like Taare Zameen Par that gave awareness about dyslexia a positive boost but it failed as the makers tried to play safe. The plot even gets dull in the second half. However, being a mainstream movie it still tries to bring an unusual concept, which should be praised.
- Srabanti and all the other actors
- Unusual idea
- A genuine storyline
- Dull storytelling
- Wasted potential
- Slow 2nd half
Pycker Rating: 2.5
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What is Googly all about?
Googly is about a couple who suffers from speech impairment. Played by Soham Chakraborty and Srabanti Chatterjee, the leads here stammer when they speak. when they have a baby, they get scared that their child will also face the same problem. Abhimanyu Mukherjee's film is about the struggles and journey of these three.
What to expect from the film?
From the trailer, it is evident that Googly is about two ordinary people with some short-coming and it is their story how they get over all the challenges thrown towards them in life due to their speech impairment and achieve happiness at the end. It can be a very sweet and heart touching story that looks real and relatable. The audience will expect the same.
The film stars Soham Chakraborty and Srabanti Chatterjee in the lead roles. It is no secret that they are amazing actors and have great chemistry on the screen. However, in this film, there is another one with whom their chemistry will be a thing to watch. Soumaditya Saha AKA Googly looks like a bright and spirited child actor who has already won hearts with his cuteness. He will definitely add some spice in the movie.
Abhimanyu Mukherjee knows how to narrate a story and connect with the audience through the same. He is best at telling stories of ordinary people. The audience will have high hope from them.