** Please note – there may or may not be spoilers. I’m sorry but it’s the nature of the beast. I will DESPERATELY try and not give any away**
Another year, another Toronto International Film Festival movie that moved me so greatly, I was sobbing through half or laughing until I cry through the rest. As I watched this movie I knew I would review it and I couldn’t think of a way to do that without giving away some major spoilers. But I’m going to try.
So here’s the rundown.
Frieda invites her closest girlfriend to Goa to her home. They have no idea why they are there but their friend call so they all go rushing to the home. The story progresses with laughter, confession, a sexy car wash guy but it touches on some things that Indian women face in today’s India. With all that sadness though, the writers and actresses and actors told a story rich with culture, things women talk about, things we fight about and gives a dose of reality. Women’s biggest enemies are other women.
Dubbed as India’s first buddy movie, or India’s Bridesmaid, Angry Indian Goddesses is a triumph. It is a testament to how much women can take before they start fighting back. It speaks volume about the strength women have and what happens when they stand together and fight for their own. It’s a big dose of reality that no matter who you are, life can be a bitch–plain and simple but it’s how you rise from it that makes you strong. It teaches that when people remain silent they are as much a part of the problem as the offenders.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. If you’re not a fan of subtitles then bring a friend who speaks the language but you have to see this movie – especially women. It is empowering, and frightening and opens up a world of conversation that most people have been shying away from. Bottom line, this movie will blow your mind in the most amazing ways.