June 21 : Vidya Balan’s latest release Sherni on Amazon Prime Video has not only got rave reviews from fans and critics but also from her Bollywood colleagues. Even before the film was released, on seeing the trailer, Bhumi Pednekar liked it and wrote on social media that she is eagerly waiting to watch the film. Now Katrina Kaif showered the film and Vidya with praises.
After watching the film on Sunday, Katrina took to her Instagram stories and shared her feedback on Sherni and Vidya Balan. An admirer of the Parineeti actress, Katrina heaped praises on both the film and Vidya’s performance. Sharing a poster from Sherni featuring Vidya, Katrina wrote, “What a lovely film. Such a subtle yet engaging film and the always amazing Vidya Balan is such a joy to watch. @AmitMasurkar.”
Katrina shared on her Instagram story
Helmed by Amit Masurkar of Newton fame, the story and screenplay of Sherni has been penned by Aastha Tikoo. The film received rave reviews by critics and Vidya’s performance impressed them. Critics also praised Sherni for its storyline about the man-animal conflict that leads to an age old debate. Besides Vidya, performances of Vijay Raaz, Brijendra Kala, Sharat Saxena and Sampa Mandal have also been praised by critics. Viewers and critics also lauded Amit Masurkar for his finesse and understanding of the script.
After the release of the film on June 18, it not only trended on social media, but netizens were overhwhelmingly impressed by Vidya’s performance, the script of the film, the age old debate explored in the film, and the engaging cinematography. “Brilliant movie, till end it kept you wondering what next. Actress Vidya Balan acting was superb. Lush thick jungles of Madhya Pradesh were captured beautifully,” wrote a Twitter user.
“What a beautiful film is @vidya_balan 's #Sherni. #AmitMasurkar's film is a gentle assault on patriarchy, red-tapism, conflict between environmental conservation v/s development. A layered narrative of a simple story of honesty,” tweeted another.
Sherni is Vidya Balan’s second direct-to-digital release; Shakuntala Devi was her first, last year, which was also released on Amazon Prime Video. Both the films have been produced by Abundantia Entertainment.