Film review: The anatomy of a comeback in ‘Panga’3 min read . Updated: 24 Jan 2020, 09:59 AM IST
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s easy-going, empathetic film centres on a kabaddi player who, years after giving up the sport for her family, decides to play again
For such an unhurried film, Panga has a bracingly violent start. All of Bhopal is sleeping, except for Prashant (Jassie Gill), who’s getting kicked by his wife, Jaya (Kangana Ranaut), in bed. These aren’t light kicks either. Ranaut isn’t an actor given to half-measures and I’d wager Gill left the set that day with more than a few bruises. Not only are the kicks satisfyingly hard, they have a certain rhythm and coil to them. They’re athlete kicks.
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