This Apte Starrer fails to adhere to a single genre and instead makes an attempt to merge into a variety of different ones, which is the single most major flaw in the film’s fundamental structure.
“Common Man” (Sumeet) kills 17 independent women who support empowerment after being released. The government’s Special Force is panicked since he killed their secret spies. Now only one must catch the murderer. Radhika Durga.
Mrs. Undercover Script Analysis
Comedy satires have gained popularity in recent years. Balancing a near-perfect genre film is difficult. They operate best without a physical villain and with a situational one. Unless someone crafts a horribly intriguing opponent and ties it nicely into the story, situational ones work best. Mrs. Undercover’s opposing approach causes it.
Mrs. Undercover, written by Anushree Mehta and Abir Sengupta, has wonderful intentions. It challenges chauvinist sexism and society’s hostility to women’s advancement. If desire could make films work, we would never have had a bad movie. The fact that this Apte Starrer mixes genres is its worst flaw. It starts as a thriller, moves to comedy, and ends with a satirical monologue.
It’s OK to do so, however, balancing everything correctly is absent here. Because a film with an adversary who brutally kills 17 women cannot be funny. Because Vyas crushing a woman beneath his autos nine times in the opening sequence doesn’t allow for any humor. When Radhika, as Durga enters the play and her humorous side, is shown, it troubles her since going back to Vyas’ portion will be tough.
Mrs. Undercover, sans gore, is entertaining. Radhika Apte’s learning and rescuing, or her Durga-like antics, make for a light watch. However, one must view the movie as complete. The film’s last act rushes in like it’s waiting in the wings. It makes the movie a shallow drama that never really develops its hero. Needs better edges.
Star Performance in Mrs. Undercover
Radhika Apte looks good in sarees and Black Widow outfits. She again makes characters natural without any visual effort. She sells action despite her lack of experience because the character has been out for a decade.
Sumeet Vyas is overacting in his second villain role. He’s not like this. Yes, he makes it work for a while, but you can obviously see the nice man in him.
Rajesh Sharma’s approach to the Special Force head is hilarious. Because eventually, you have to, yet the trip so far won’t allow you.
Mrs. Undercover Movie Review: Direction, Music
Mrs. Undercover by Anushree Mehta is a mishmash. The movie is wonderful, but getting beyond the loopholes is hard. With DOP Abhimanyu Sengupta, they generate extremely standard graphics that impose a specific emotion. The music and story are weak points.
Mrs. Undercover Movie Review:
Mrs. Undercover is unfinished and lacks a voice.
Mrs. Undercover Trailer
Mrs. Undercover Movie Review Rating: 3.5/5 (Stars)
Star Cast: Radhika Apte, Sumeet Vyas, Rajesh Sharma, and ensemble.
Director: Anushree Mehta.
What’s Good: An earnest Radhika Apte trying to weave this tonally confusing movie into a consistent narrative.
What’s Bad: the very confusion that makes the film travel through thriller, comedy, and satire while doing justice to none.
Loo Break: It’s an OTT release, so maybe pause is an option. But incase it isn’t, you can quickly make a run because there is no rocket science on the screen to decode.
Watch or Not?: Strictly if you do not have any other options or don’t expect much from a movie you invest in.
Language: Hindi (with subtitles).
Available On: Zee5
Runtime: 107 Minutes.