Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway Review: Rani Mukherjee's powerful performance in a tear-jerking story of mother's struggle..
Hindi cinema has always been influenced by true stories. Directed by Ashima Chhibber, Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway is inspired by the story of Sagarika Chakraborty, whose children's custody was taken away by the Norwegian Child Welfare Service because she was not taking proper care of them.
Story of mother's struggle for children
The story of the film also begins with this painful incident, when according to the rules of the Norwegian government, the Child Welfare Department takes away the two children of Debika (Rani Mukerji) and Anirudh Chatterjee (Anirban Bhattacharya) Shubh and Shuchi. They are kept in the Faster Home. The reason is told that after 10 weeks of monitoring, it has been seen that Debika feeds her children by hand, applies tika on the forehead, and makes the child sleep with her.
From here begins Debika's struggle to get her children back. Anirudh is so engrossed in getting Norwegian citizenship that he does not see Debika's pain. Together they try to prove Debika is mentally ill. Debika seeks help from everyone from Norway to the Indian government. Will she succeed, as the story progresses?
Some scenes make me emotional
Ashima Chhibber, who has made comedy films like Mere Dad Ki Maruti, has made this film sensitively. However, the film does not manage to balance emotions in many places but reaches the end for which it has been made. Initially, it takes time to connect with the film, as the story moves at a fast pace.
As long as you understand that the children have been snatched from the mother, that shot also comes out, while the same scene is the foundation of the film. In many places, apart from Hindi, Bangla, and Norwegian languages have been used, many people may have difficulty in understanding, although it does not seem to be a hindrance in the flow of the scene.
There is a heaviness in the heart when a mother in her broken English in the court forgets her Indian ways and is ready to accept every condition for the upbringing of her children in the Norwegian style. In the film, there are two such scenes in the court of India and Norway, where the eyes will be moist.