Jagdeep Sidhu, Sargun Mehta and Gitaz Bindrakhia prove that tragedy has beauty

STORY

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 getting married, she cuts all ties with her past work, but unfortunately it is her present that worries her more. She is in an unhappy marriage and finds a wonderful refuge in the company of Rabbi. Untouched by lust, you will find their love only in books.

REVIEW

As various film industries across the country struggle to draw audiences to theaters, Pollywood continues to fuel the engine with diverse genres, intense content, and substantial storytelling. Evidence of the same is Jagdeep Sidhu’s latest directing ‘Moh’.

‘Moh’ is a signature Jagdeep Sidhu film. While it doesn’t have the laughs that Jagdeep effortlessly weaves into his films, it’s the kind of film that’s high on the emotional quotient and presented in such a way that even the tragedy comes in varying shades of beauty and intensity. It shows the love that is so pure and untainted that despite breaking the norms of society, it doesn’t seem wrong.

The credit for this goes not only to the director of the film Jagdeep, but also to the writers of the film – Shiv Tarsem Singh and Govind Singh. They worked on the screenplay of the film with Jagdeep Sidhu and garnished the film with a mix of Punjabi and Urdu.

Coming to the performances, let’s start with Sargun Mehta. The fame actress of ‘Saunkan Saukane’ who is especially appreciated for her massive movies, comedic timing and sparkling characters has impressed us with a new shade. Her character has layers and gravity, it goes through a turmoil of emotions and faces hardships worse than nightmares. She still tries to stay strong, but the tears in her heart and the scars of her soul are seen through her eyes. You may not shed a tear on her when she cries, but her pain will surely break you to pieces.

And on the one hand, which seems to be Sargun’s best performance yet, on the other, we have to admit, she’s never looked so beautiful. Whether it’s her avatars on-screen or off-screen, there’s no look from her that even comes close to the surrealism of Gore’s charm.

Even as you write this, it’s hard to get out of the Sargun’s spell, but we have to move forward. And come on, it’s time to talk about Gitaz Bindrakhia. The singer made his acting debut with ‘Moh’ and it seems like there couldn’t have been a better project for his entry into Pollywood. His character as Rabbi undergoes drastic changes. He begins by playing a young schoolboy, who gives his heart to an older woman and plays hide-and-seek with his own emotions as well as with her. He then plays the part of a heartbroken man who loses his hope of life, who feels betrayed but never stops loving. His feelings do change, but grow stronger and wilder by the minute.

The writers wrote Sargun’s sketch with soul, the character of Gitaz is written with heart.

Furthermore, the last common thread of ‘Moh’ is the music. The songs of B Praak, Afsana Khan and Jaani evoked emotions that were difficult to express in words. Also, each of the numbers is placed at the points they add to the intensity of the film. In fact, the end of the film is painted with the hues of poetry, leaving the audience in awe of the whole cinematic experience.

Last but not least, the climax of the film is quite unexpected and is something the audience should not miss.

So, in a nutshell, ‘Moh’ is a pure treat made with good content and emotions.

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