W - If Woman is one of the words which comes to your mind, this movie is for you! Open-minded, ambitious Sandhya Singh a.k.a Sandy (Leeza Mangaldas); Traditional, romantic Roohi Malik (... See full synopsis »

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Leeza Mangaldas
Lezlie Tripathy
Sonal Giani
Raaj Singh Arora
Danish Pandor
Abhey Jit Attri
Meer Ali
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W - If Woman is one of the words which comes to your mind, this movie is for you!

Open-minded, ambitious Sandhya Singh a.k.a Sandy (Leeza Mangaldas); Traditional, romantic Roohi Malik (Lezlie Tripathy) and Rebellious, lesbian (gay) Manu (Sonal Giani) are musicians & best friends forever (BFF) who run an event management company called W.

Short of funds and racing against time on their journey to organize their biggest music event yet The Freedom Concert they unexpectedly encounter The introvert, fanatic Abhay a.k,a. Bhaiji (Raaj Singh Arora); Mentally unstable Dhruv (Danish Pandor) & Womanizer Chotu (Abhay Attri). Although of good social standing, these men have issues with urbanization & modernity!

Not a battle of fists, W comes as a contemporary youthful musical thriller which explores the clash between the Women of Today and Men of Yesterday and how each side justifies their actions, words and mindset while setting an example for the rest of us without being preachy.

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A must-watch movie with a social cause...
19 March 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

W – Women of Today is a movie, which I feel, is beyond any sort of review / rating. With great lump in my throat, I just am trying to put some thoughts about the plot of the movie, not trying to review. The movie is woven around the gang rape of two women. Sandhya aka Sandy Singh (Leeza Mangaldas), Roohi Malik (Lezlie Tripathy) and Manu (Sonal Giani), three young women, who run an event management company called "W" are gearing up for their biggest event – The Freedom Concert (name of the concert thoughtfully chosen by the filmmaker). Initial moments of the movie although are bit overdone to project the chilled out attitude of the modern women. But then the plot starts developing further and believe me, it is very very disturbing to sit through the movie.

Abhay aka Bhaiji (Raaj Singh Arora), Dhruv (Danish Pandor), Chote (Abhey Jit Attri, sons of a minister, are reckless, brutal, loathsome, bloody (sorry to use this word) rapists. They end up doing the gang-rape of Sandy and Roohi. Look at the logic of these rapists. They hit Manu and left her on road just because she was in her almost manly dress-up viz. jeans and shirt and a bob haircut) and so these guys were not interested to 'do anything with her'. The first victim of their gang rape is Sandy because according to them she wears short clothes and so only she is an insult to the women community. So called moral police of our society. The next victim is Roohi (though she is clad in a traditional dress) because she is attractive and is a bonus to fulfill the rapist instincts of these cruel men. Alas! I had to keep my eyes off the screen now and then since it made me feel the pain of all the females who are being raped every now and then. What they go through, how they go through, their pain, helplessness, their screaming, their physical and emotional bruises, their humiliations …oh my god, the list is endless … Still not able to put words across with tears in my eyes… Tarun Madan Chopra (Director and Story) has tried to give lot of courage to the rape victims through this movie. Women of today are not supposed to sulk in a corner of a dark room after being raped. The rapists get courage to repeat their acts only because we women are not ready to fight (yes, we can not ignore the poor system, legal hassles and the humiliations which one has to face).

The dialogue by Sandy gave me goosebumps: "Nothing can stop me. It is not in my DNA". The scene where Roohi (Lezlie) reacts to one of the rapists when he says that he would marry Sandy is also superb.

It is great to see the women not succumbing to the distress, rather they get up with great courage to teach these men a lesson by exposing them to the world. Although it seems unbelievable that the women get the physical and mental strength soon after the incident to fight with the men, but probably this is the vision of the director that we shall not be victims to our miseries, especially because, being raped is not the fault of the women, it is the result of vulgar / bad / dirty thoughts of the men. The music may not be running the popularity chart busters, but a few songs are with very good lyrics. Daboo Mallik needs a great applause for the music and lyrics. Total six tracks are there. Lyrics of the Women's day anthem sung by Neha Bhasin is great. Overall, the movie might have a few flaws as far as the storytelling and editing are concerned, but such a concept needs this brash treatment.

The sad part is that this movie has not attracted the attention of movie critics (forget about getting an audience) who write and update reviews of almost all the movies immediately after the first show. I wish, we could be at least more socially responsible to highlight the intention of such movies. Yes, this movie is definitely not pleasing to watch, but, male fraternity shall watch it to learn to give respect to women and we, the women shall watch it to transform ourselves into 'Women of Today' who is strong, courageous, true to self, who is not ready to yield to someone else's crimes, gathers the strength to get up even after a fall and fight for punishing the criminals.

W – Women of Today, as the punch line goes, is all about "Unleashing Womentality".


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