While the trailer had already gotten me impressed enough to be waiting all these weeks for its release, this flick with the genre horror-comedy has managed to capture quite a turnout into the theatres.
STORY: The movie revolves around this spirit of a woman, popularly christened as Stree, who has haunted the town Chanderi, gets active at night during the four days of the festive season, sweeps every man, leaving them bare cladded in vengeance for her past life and has horrified every man in the town out of their wits.
Vicky (Rajkummar Rao) falls head over heels in love with a woman (Shraddha Kapoor), who never utters her name, refutes to enter the temple, visits the town during the same four days and the entire enigma and mystery puts doubt into the minds of Vickyâ€™s friend in suspicion of her being Stree.
REVIEW: Well, if I were to comment on whether the film was horrifying enough, I (who, thinks twice before watching a horror flick!), would certainly vouch for the fact that it isnâ€™t as haunting as you would expect it to be. It arises more giggles than fear in the audience for I could hear half the audience guffawing. It is rather the sound effects more than the visuals that would instil a fear in you during the watch.
It caters to misogyny and objectification, wherein the habitants of the city, who had always looked down on the woman in her past life stole away the only man who ever loved and respected her to the core and thus, in shear retaliation and in order to take revenge, she comes back to haunt every man who walks alone and charms him with her divine voice.
ACTORS: The casting director has managed to enrol apposite actors for the respective roles. While shraddha Kapoor looks more than gorgeous and delightfully charismatic, Rajkummar Rao has been rolling with a new film almost every other month and boy, has he nailed it in every movie of his. So, this movie adds as another success to his performances.
VERDICT: The movie seems a little illogical by the end for the climax doesnâ€™t really let the piece of the puzzle fall into place, yet as an entirety, Stree is quite a watch.
I would like to give this movie 3 out of 5 stars.