Critic’s Rating : / 5
Moh Movie Review : Jagdeep Sidhu, Sargun Mehta, and Gitaz Bindrakhia prove that there is beauty in tragedy
Rabbi is a young boy who falls in love with a woman older than him. Her name is Gore, and she worked as an orchestra dancer to earn bread and butter for her family before getting married. However, after she gets married she breaks all bonds with her past work, but unfortunately, it is her present that troubles her more. She is in an unhappy marriage and she finds a beautiful refuge in the company of Rabbi. Untouched by lust, their love is what you find only in books.
While different film industries across the nation are struggling to pull the audience to the theatres, Pollywood continues to fuel the engine with different genres, intense content, and substantial stories. Proof of the same is Jagdeep Sidhu’s latest directorial ‘Moh’.
‘Moh’ is a signature Jagdeep Sidhu movie. Though it doesn’t have the touches of laughter that Jagdeep effortlessly weaves in his movies, it is a kind of film which is high on the emotional quotient and has been presented in a way that even the tragedy is painted in different hues of beauty and intensity. It shows the love that is so pure and untainted that despite it breaking the norms of society it doesn’t appear wrong.
The credit for it doesn’t only go to the director of the movie Jagdeep, but also to the writers of the film – Shiv Tarsem Singh and Govind Singh. They worked on the screenplay of the movie with Jagdeep Sidhu and garnished the film with a blend of Punjabi and Urdu.
Now coming to the performances, we have to begin with Sargun Mehta. The ‘Saunkan Saunkane’ fame actress who is mostly appreciated for her massy movies, comic timing, and bubbly characters, has painted us impressed with a new shade. Her character has layers and gravity, it goes through a turmoil of emotions, and faces hardships that are worst than nightmares. She still tries to stay strong, but the cracks in her heart and the scars of her soul are seen through her eyes. You might not shed a tear with her when she cries, but her pain will break you into pieces for sure.
Also, on the one hand, where it appears to be Sargun’s best performance so far, on the other hand, we have to admit, she hasn’t looked this beautiful ever before. Be it her on-screen or off-screen avatars, there’s no look of her that comes even close to the surrealness of Gore’s charm.
Even while writing this, it is hard to come out of the Sargun’s spell, but we have to move forward. And moving forward, it is time to talk about Gitaz Bindrakhia. The singer made his debut in acting with ‘Moh’ and well it appears that there could have been no better project for his entry into Pollywood. His character as Rabbi goes through drastic changes. He starts by playing a young schoolboy, who gives his heart to an older woman and plays hide and seek with his own emotions and with her as well. Thereafter, he essays the role of a heartbroken man who loses his hope to live, who feels betrayed yet never stops loving. His feelings do change, but only to grow stronger and wilder with every passing minute.
The writers wrote Sargun’s sketch with soul, Gitaz’s character has been penned with heart.
Further, the final thread of ‘Moh’ is its music. B Praak, Afsana Khan, and Jaani’s songs emoted emotions that were hard to express via words. Also, each of the songs is placed on the points that they add to the intensity of the film. In fact, the end of the film has been painted with the hues of poetry, leaving the audience in awe of the entire cinematic experience.
Last but not least, the climax of the movie is quite unexpected and is something that the audience can’t afford to miss.
So, in a nutshell, ‘Moh’ is a pure treat made with good content and emotions.