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Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga Movie Review

Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga Movie Review
Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga Movie Review

Story :The 2017 scandal surrounding local families in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, whose senior members were allegedly dispatched into the jungle as prey in order to obtain compensation, served as the inspiration for the movie.

Review: Gangaram (Pankaj Tripathi), the leader of an unremarkable hamlet in a remote area of Uttar Pradesh, is forced to go to extraordinary lengths to improve life for his family as a result of hunger, poverty, and climate extremes.

Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga Movie Review

A tiger reserve is located next to the settlement. Since all of his previous options have failed, Gangaram persuades the villagers to let him go and give himself as food to a hungry tiger.

He then pushes them to use his remains to file a claim for compensation from the government against a programme.

Whether or if he succeeds summarises the remainder of the story. A tense man vs. animal narrative, the type that many have sought to create over the years but haven’t quite managed to pull off, was all that was left in the mind as the end credits rolled.

The video deftly draws attention to the ways in which humans have invaded animal habitats, how much more greedy people are than any animal could ever be, and how, despite religious divisions, nature has created everyone more alike than not.

Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga Movie Review
Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga Movie Review

But these topics are only briefly mentioned throughout the movie, almost like it is rushing to its conclusion. The story’s setup took up a significant portion of the tale, which makes the proceedings tedious.

The arguments the movie seeks to make through its conversations, which are loaded with humour, philosophy, and some political references, would have been much more clearly understood if it had been shorter.

If the writing and editing teams had not started off a little too indulgent, they may have been able to do a better job. The first half seems slow in compared to the second half, which has much too much pace. A more accurate balance could have worked.

However, the cinematography and sound design deserve praise. The soundtrack of the movie, however, deserves special attention.

Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga Movie Review

Though it hasn’t received much publicity, the movie contains some amazing earthy songs that are original and exquisitely crafted to fit the scenes in the movie.


The daysaver in this case is Pankaj Tripathi. He is flawless as Gangaram. Second place goes to Neeraj Kabi as Poacher Jim, and we wish we had seen more of him.

It makes you question why this didn’t begin a bit earlier in the runtime because their conversations in the bush reveal so much about the battle between humans and animals, poverty and greed, as well as a few other important topics. In her little appearances on film, Sayani Gupta contributes effectively.

The other supporting actors have very little to do.
Overall, it appears like Srijit Mukherji had the proper intentions when he began writing this movie.

But somewhere along the process, he lost his ability to maintain tight control and unity, which has a significant impact on the outcome.

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