Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee’s most awaited movie, ‘Mrs. Chatterjee Vs. Norway’ has finally hit the theatres. The makers of Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway has claimed that their movie is based on true events, but Norway’s ambassador to India has raised objections, terming some of the movie’s content as fictional. In such a situation, if you plan to watch the movie Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway this weekend, then first read the Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway Movie Review here.
Cast: Rani Mukerji, Anirban Bhattacharya, Neena Gupta, Jim Sarbh, Balaji Gauri
Direction: Ashima Chibber
Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway Movie Review: Story
The movie ‘Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway’ is based on the life of a woman who shifts to Norway with her husband after marriage. The movie revolves around Anirudh Chatterjee and Debika Chatterjee living in Norway and having happy lives with their kids, Susti and Shubh. Meanwhile, the Children’s Organization of Norway visits the Chatterjee family and finds that the Chatterjee couple cannot take care of their children properly. This institution takes both the children of the Chatterjee family under its custody.
Debika Chatterjee gets shaken by this incident, gets emotional, and commits many mistakes, making the case against her serious. During this, Mrs. Chatterjee is labeled insane and mentally unfit to care for the children. After this, Mrs. Chatterjee fights the Norwegian government to get her children back. Debina’s fight starts in Norway, and she has to fight with her people in India too. Now how will Debika free her two children from the clutches of the organization? This is all shown in the movie.
Writing and Direction
An attempt has been made to keep the movie close to reality, but it did not work. The story has enough power to make a powerful movie, but the makers fail to evoke emotion in the story. Not much information was given about the law regarding the children of Norway. The graph further goes down when the movie shifts from Norway to India. There is a long courtroom drama which is very boring.
Ashima Chibber has directed the movie, and her direction is average. She has made the movie on the set pattern that you know how the movie will progress now. She could not put emotion into the movie, and neither could she present the characters properly. The best actress, like Rani Mukherjee, was working with her, but she could not use her acting skills properly. She has depicted Norway and its harshness in a good way.
The writers forget about the children after they are separated from their parents and are not seen. The dialogues in the movie from Bengali to Hindi and then from Hindi to Norwegian and English also hinder the story slightly. There are some scenes in the movie where an attempt has been made to show feminism forcefully, which was not needed. If the length of the movie had been reduced by ten minutes, then it would not have made any difference to the movie.
Rani Mukherjee plays well in whatever scenes she gets, but the movie does not do justice to her talent. Some scenes in the movie will make your heart flutter. She is excellent in the character of a helpless mother after being separated from her children. Anirban Bhattacharya played the character of the selfish husband well.
The cast of the movie is superb. Although Rani remains the center of attraction throughout the movie, Jim Sarbh and Balaji Gauri look great in the last scene. Jim Sarbh has done a commendable job. Balaji Gauri has also played his character very closely. Neena Gupta has also made a guest appearance well. The work of the rest of the cast in the movie is also fine.
Music and Cinematography
The movie’s songs are very good to listen to, but being in Bangla, they cannot make a special impact on the Hindi audience. Amit Trivedi successfully wins the hearts of the audience with his songs every time, but this time something is missing. Hitesh Soni’s background music is also good, and there is a good use of silence in many scenes.
The movie’s cinematography is elegant, and the shooting locations are attractive. The movie was shot in some of the most beautiful locations in Norway, and the camera work is simply stunning. The movie is a visual treat from start to finish. The colors are vibrant, and the movie has a natural look. The editing is also top-notch, and the movie flows smoothly from one scene to the next.
Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway Movie Review: Final Verdict
Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway is the story of a courageous mother who fights the government and the law for her children. This movie is an emotionally powerful story of a mother who will bring tears to your eyes. The movie’s narration is very smooth, and the script is very crisp. Some scenes in the movie will make your heart flutter.
‘Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway’ fails to hook the audience as some dialogues in the movie are spoken in Bengali. In this movie, adorned with Rani’s performance, you will see the story of a mother’s immense love for her children. Rani Mukherjee fans will not be disappointed at all watching this. It can be watched with the whole family.
If you don’t like sentimental movies or are not a fan of Rani Mukherjee, this one can be skipped.