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Moh: Short Film Review

Cast: Adah Sharma, Sheeba Chaddha, Micky Makhija, Sujata Sehgal, Rajat Watel.

Director: Kabir Thapar, Keven Kailash Muthiah.

Language: Hindi.

Genre: Drama.

Channel: ZEE5.

Release Date: 4th April 2019.

Synopsis:

Shruti is like any of us, a young girl, living her life to the fullest, running behind things, ignoring and neglecting what she has. And one day, when it is too late, an accident changes her perspective towards it all.

Yay!

  • Adah Sharma shines in her digital debut, perfectly portraying the young careless girl, chasing her dreams, and taking the most important thing in her life for granted- the love of our parents. She portrays the varying spectrum of emotions, from a cheerful, happy, carefree person to a wise, regretful and sad kid, with such grace and perfection, that you can’t help but admire her versatility.
  • Sheeba Chaddha and Micky Makhija play the perfect parents, indulging their girl when necessary and giving the cold shoulder when she crosses the line.
  • The relatability factor of Moh is strong; you can’t help but remember all the times you have been rude with your parents, and feel a pang of guilt and sadness in your chest. The unconditional love of parents can be overbearing at times, but it is also the most purest and precious thing in the world- and Moh makes you realize that with a start.
  • Adah Sharma’s monologue at the end will leave you teary eyed, and with a heavy feeling in your heart.
  • The original song sung by Shashaa Tirupati and Pratik Panchal is soulful and something that you can listen to on loop.

Nay!

  • The concept of the short film is so mainstream and hashed out a million times, that it doesn’t leave the necessary impact it should.
  • The suspense quotient which it tries to put forth fails tremendously, because the obviousness of the next scene or shot is too strong.

Bottom Line:

Moh tries to readjust your perspective towards life and prompts you to straighten your priorities. Worth a watch.

Trivia:

  • Kabir and Kevin, the director of Moh, have previously worked together on another short film, titled Triple Talaq.
  • Apart from Adah Sharma, Moh also marks Micky Makhija’s digital debut.
  • Sheeba Chaddha has worked in various web series such as TVF’s Permanent Roommates, Dice Media’s Adulting, Amazon Prime’s Mirzapur, and MX Player’s Hey Prabhu!, among others.

Watch The Trailer Here:

Also Read: Red Velvet: Short Film Review

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