‘Tribhanga’ movie review: Of mothers, daughters and then some

Renuka Shahane’s household drama on Netflix has its intentions in the precise place, however falls wanting expectations

How typically will we see tales of girls on-screen, particularly informed by a lady? It’s uncommon. What’s even rarer is when the story is informed proper. In Tribhanga – Tedhi Medhi Loopy, writer-director Renuka Shahane, a widely known actor herself, makes an attempt at making an emotional drama round three generations of girls. However whereas the plot appear pitch-perfect, the narration falls wanting expectations. Even the lead actors fumble whereas pushing the storyline ahead.

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Tribhanga – Tedhi Medhi Loopy is actually a narrative a few household; three girls, their struggles and aspirations. Tanvi Azmi is Nayantara, an acclaimed author and mom of Anuradha (enacted by Kajol). Anuradha, a Bollywood actor-dancer, is as advanced and fierce as her mom and likewise a single mom. Mithali Palkar, who’s enjoying Masha (Anuradha’s daughter), is completely different from the remainder of the ladies in her household. She is a housewife who’s prepared to comprise on something to have the “regular” life that she was disadvantaged of.


Or because the maker herself explains by means of the language of dance: Nayantara is Abhanga, a barely mad genius; Mashsa is Samabhanga, fully balanced; and Anuradha is skewed and bizarre, she is Tribhanga. A mind stroke that places Nayantara in a coma then forces the damaged household to reunite and cope with their variations.


  • Director: Renuka Shahane
  • Forged: Kajol, Tanvi Azmi, Mithila Palkar, Kunaal Roy Kapur
  • Period: 95 minutes
  • Storyline: When her estranged mom falls right into a coma, a self-made single mom grapples with remorse and resentment whereas reflecting on their strained relationship.

The movie nevertheless incorporates a number of components – there may be sexual assault, home violence, {and professional} aspirations – to justify the bitter dynamics between the central characters. The depth of the delicate topic issues finally ends up weakening the in any other case honest storyline.

The good Tanvi Azmi holds your consideration and Mithali is pleasantly current within the restricted screen-time she has. It’s nevertheless a boring Kunaal Roy Kapur and infrequently artless Kajol who seem misplaced.

Early on within the movie, Kunaal Roy Kapur as Milan (a author who helps Nayantara on her autobiography), describes Anuradha as, “impolite and stony-hearted.” What he misses including is that she can also be a tad bit irritating. quarter-hour into the film, I used to be desperately ready for a refined Kajol. All her feelings appeared heightened, and in most elements, she seems to be making an attempt too exhausting to be plausible.

Nevertheless, as we inch in the direction of the finale, the actor returns to her luminous self. Be careful for a beautifully-enacted phase between Anuradha and her mom Nayantara, the place the delicate frugality of feelings is heartfelt. If solely there have been extra such scenes to root for…

Tribhanga – Tedhi Medhi Loopy is now streaming on Netflix


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