- The cast of Devi includes Kajol, Neha Dhupia, Shruti Haasan
- Twitter is flooded with positive reviews for 'Devi'
- "This does make an impact!" tweeted a user
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The much talked-about short film Devi is a 13-minute-long heart-wrenching experience that viewers will never forget. Directed by Priyanka Banerjee and produced by Electric Apples Entertainment for Large Short Films, Devi stars the likes of Kajol, Neha Dhupia, Neena Kulkarni, Shruti Haasan, Sandhya Mhatre, Mukta Barve, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Rama Joshi and Yashaswini Dayama. Devi, currently available on YouTube, begins with a scene featuring all the actresses holed up in a room. Why and how all of them landed up there is explained later in the film and will make you shiver. Very soon, viewers realise that Devi is a brutally honest take on the issue of sexual harassment. Devi, which handles the theme of rape and abuse sensitively throughout, comes to an end with a bitter truth that will break your heart.
Devi has made Twitter quite a bit emotional. Here's what the general sentiment on Twitter is: "This 13-minute masterpiece showed everything what two-hour blockbuster movies cannot... Must watch," read a tweet while another added: "Devi is a must watch. It's an eye opener. I had teary eyes towards the end." Another viewer wrote: "Painful yet beautifully directed and acted," while one more netizen added: "This does make an impact."
Here's how Twitter reviewed Devi:
Everyone should watch this, irrespective of your gender and I'm sure you will end up crying ... Painful yet beautifully directed and acted. Do share it as much as possible.— Bhawana Jha (@jha_bhawana) March 3, 2020
Disclaimer: the last scene may shake you and give you shivers.#Devihttps://t.co/NgatnGcgXs
DEVI is a must watch. It's an eye opener. I had teary eyes towards the end. Every actor has done well in their respective roles.— K! Fanboy.....! (@AwaaraMajnu) March 3, 2020
But @itsKajolD is PHENOMENAL. She speaks through her eyes. One of the finest actresses. An absolute legend #Devi#Kajol
One Twitter user rightfully pointed out that what makes Devi an impactful end-product is its cast in its entirety and not just the big names. "Hard-hitting. The all women's team shine in the film that is unfortunately the stark reality of our nation that worships goddesses. The last scene left me with tears and anger. Kudos to the brilliant cast," read a tweet.
Hard-hitting. The all women's team shine in the film that is unfortunately the stark reality of our nation that worships goddesses. The last scene left me with tears & anger.— Sunitha Simon (@sunitha_simon) March 3, 2020
Kudos to the brilliant cast.
Devi prompted several viewers to contribute to the conversation about abuse:
What have we done to our women India? We continue to fail them each time a girl or woman is sexually abused or assaulted or harassed or raped in any way— Shamita Harsh (@Shamitaharsh) March 3, 2020
Devi | Kajol | Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films https://t.co/NY1GC1RKuP via @YouTube
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