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Bhakshak Film Overview | Filmfare.com



critic’s score: 



3.5/5

Bhakshak relies on the notorious incident that passed off in a shelter residence in Muzaffarpur, Bihar the place a number of younger women, aged between 7-17, had been sexually abused. The case got here to mild in 2018 when a report was submitted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to the Bihar Social Welfare Division. The report talked about particulars of allegations of sexual abuse of minor women on the shelter residence which was run by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) known as Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti. When the police acted on the report, it was discovered that everybody, from the caretaker of the stated institute, to folks from all walks of the federal government equipment had been concerned within the nefarious actions. The caretaker was discovered responsible by the courts and was sentenced to life imprisonment. The federal government later vowed to place up stricter norms for the welfare of younger homeless kids.Vaishali Singh (Bhumi), is a journalist working a small-time impartial information channel known as Koshish Information in Patna, alongside together with her cameraman Bhaskar Sinha (Sanjay Mishra). An informant (Durgesh Kumar), informs them a few report submitted to the Ministry of Welfare which hasn’t been acted upon. Once they examine, they discover out that the person working the institute, Bansi Sahu (Aditya Srivastava), has been straight accountable for the heinous actions. He appears to be politically effectively linked and therefore no motion has been taken in opposition to him.Vaishali and Bhaskar organise a relentless media marketing campaign in opposition to the wrongdoers, posting info as and after they get them. Their huge break comes when a lady, who was beforehand working as a cook dinner on the institute, provides them the insider particulars and later even agrees to show witness. This prompts the judiciary to lastly take motion in opposition to the perpetrators.The movie will not be for the fainthearted. Some scenes are decidedly visceral and are not straightforward to observe. That stated, it boggles the thoughts that Vaishali is the one reporter chasing the story, and that senior police officer Gurmeet (Sai Tamhankar) dumps the onus of investigation on Vaishali, quite than doing it herself. Unusual certainly. The movie appeared to be shot on location and the claustrophobic bylanes of a small-town, in addition to the jail-like situations of the institute, highlights the horror of all of it extra profoundly.Aditya Srivastava, who’s all the time seen in a optimistic mild in movies and TV makes for a terrific villain. The scene the place he intimidates Vaishali and Bhaskar with a smile on his face is value watching twice. He holds court docket along with his coterie, and casually discusses rape and torture like he’s discussing the climate. The crimes imply nothing to him as a result of he doesn’t contemplate the victims to be human. Sai Tamhankar makes her presence felt in her temporary function. Sanjay Mishra, who appears to be like the very picture of a small-town journalist who is aware of every thing there may be to know, reiterates the very fact but once more as to why he’s thought-about probably the greatest actors in India. Bhumi Pednekar is again to doing what she is aware of greatest. She’s the acutely aware keeper of the movie and makes you realise that if we actually need a change, then we shouldn’t flip a blind eye to the issues that are occurring round her. She makes you imagine she’s a bloodhound out on a hunt, sniffing the path of the crime with a lot gusto and doing her greatest to seize the criminals. Her sincere portrayal retains you hooked to the movie.Watch the hard-hitting movie for its message and for the show of superior performing by your entire ensemble forged.

Trailer : Bhakshak

Renuka Vyavahare, February 9, 2024, 4:02 PM IST


critic’s score: 



2.5/5


Story: An impartial TV reporter Vaishali Singh (Bhumi Pednekar) and her solely colleague Bhaskar (Sanjay Mishra) fire up a hornet’s nest. In pursuit of reality, these small-town journalists attempt to reveal a human trafficking racket in Bihar.

Overview: The 2 member media home hopes to rescue minor orphan women from an abusive shelter residence in Munawwarpur, Bihar, owned by the highly effective Bansi Sahu (Aditya Srivastava). Nonetheless, the state’s regulation and order are drenched in corruption, rendering the police helpless. Can two odd folks stand up to political intimidation, threats, and societal stress that compel us to thoughts our enterprise as a way to keep secure?

Even because the wealthy and highly effective are busy toeing the road, director Pulkit hopes to have fun the unsung warriors of smaller cities. They could exude a sure naivete, however they dare to talk reality to energy. He addresses rising apathy in a shrinking social media world.

The topic is vital and the lead efficiency honest, however execution has a 90’s melodramatic hangover. Everybody mouths Bansi Sahu’s title no less than 100 occasions within the film and he doesn’t appear as menacing or influential as he’s made to seem like. Unusually, everybody has entry to him always. The investigative-crime thriller lacks each investigation and thrill, making the movie extra exhausting and fewer gripping. The storytelling lacks a way of urgency and even worry which can be important to make a hard-hitting subject like this deeply partaking. At no level are you emotionally invested within the characters or their trauma. Vaishali’s supportive husband too would not get sufficient scope to specific his inhibitions.

At one level a girl supercop tells Vaishali, “My arms are tied. You get me the proof and I’ll make arrests.” Cops are additionally supposed to assemble proof and journos are supposed to tell and alert society by their accountable reportage. Passing the buck solely on journos doesn’t work, as freedom of press is stifled, nor have they got the facility of uniform.

Bhumi Pednekar has emerged as one of the vital bankable performers, who has persistently portrayed robust feminine characters. The Marathi woman from Mumbai has her north Indian accent on level and it’s her fearless presence that fights patriarchy within the film greater than the writing. Sanjay Mishra feels wasted and CID fame Aditya Srivastava isn’t as convincing because the evil antagonist. Sai Tamhankar makes a vital particular look, however her character lacks nuanced writing.

Bhakshak’s battle for justice feels long-winded and simplistic. You are feeling for the plight of the women trapped however the movie does little to embolden that fireside in your stomach.



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