Holy Cow succeeds in highlighting a narrative from a viewpoint that is uncommon in Hindi film. Without actually using politics as a tool, Sai Kabir makes a political statement.
Starcast : Sanjay Mishra, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Sadiya Siddiqui, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Director : Sai Kabir
Rating : 3 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- The film’s appropriate casting of Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Mukesh Bhatt is largely responsible for its humour.
- The script occasionally insists on moving its underdeveloped subplots forward rather than giving them a clear purpose, which is where it falters.
- ‘Holy Cow’ serves as both a reminder of Sanjay Mishra’s unmatched versatility and of how Bollywood has consistently underused his skills.
What would happen if a Muslim man in a tiny Indian town owned a cow but loses it? That is the subject raised by Sai Kabir’s 90-minute film ‘Holy Cow’, which he also wrote and directed. In the current environment, where Muslim identities continue to pose a threat, the answer to that question is likely to be scary. It’s noteworthy that Kabir emphasises this undercurrent with a comedic perspective, transforming his one-line plot into a potent critique of Hindutva politics and human decency.
That’s nothing short of a modest accomplishment in a Hindi film landscape filled with movies that have begun to merge into one another and exist merely for the purpose of existing.
Holy Cow is now playing in cinemas.