In the residential community of Chanderi, the menfolk live in dread of a detestable soul named “Stree” who steals men in the night. In view of the urban legend of “Nale Ba” that turned into a web sensation in Karnataka in the 1990s.
Stree Official Trailer
Stree Cast (Data from IMDB)
Some Pictures from Stree
Stree Movie Review
Story: The story is set in a small town called Chanderi in MP which is supposedly haunted by an angry female spirit which targets only men during four days of an annual religious festival held there. Whether it is actually a spirit or just an urban legend is the mystery element in the film. Bicky (Rajkumar Rao), the protagonist is the best ladies tailor in town, one who can take measurements of ladies by just glancing at them.
He and his “Velha” friends Bittu (Aparshakti Khurana) and Jana (Abhishek Bannerjee) get involved in this whole mystery when Bicky meets a mysterious girl Shraddha Kapoor who only comes to Chanderi during the four days of the festival. As men start disappearing from Chanderi, it is up to these three friends along with a bumbling param gyaani Rudra (Pankaj Tripathi) to unravel the mystery.
Review: This is a unique film totally unlike usual horror flicks as it combines multiple genres like comedy, horror & dark humour which is not commonly seen. The blending of comedy in between the horror storyline is perfect and does not look outlandish. It, however, tones down the impact of the scary scenes. Having said that, the film has its scary moments which are the result of great visual and sound effects.
Casting: The casting is perfect with the three friends along with the bumbling Pankaj Tripathi providing most of the laughs. Shraddha Kapoor provides the mystery element to the storyline as she conveys both innocence and well as a sinister mind at play effectively. Rao and Tripathi are the scene stealers who breeze through their parts with ease.
This is a film from Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films, the makers of the zombie flick Go Goa Gone and they genuinely succeed in making a different film by combining multiple genres without diluting the essence or making the film look tacky.
My Verdict: If you have liked Go Goa Gone, you will definitely like this one.