Directed under the name of Udyawar, the film Mom is a story that shows a beautiful bond of a mother and daughter played by Sridevi and Sajjal Aly respectively.
Mom begins with promise. Happy teenager Arya goes with her friends to a swinging party, and instead of working off an illicit hangover the next morning, and conducting giggly post-mortems with her school pals, finds herself in a dark, dark place.
First time feature filmmaker, Adman Ravi Udyawar sets it up deftly, sketching Sajal’s rocky relationship with stepmother Sridevi, an overly compensating one with her father Adnan Siddiqui and younger sister.
The supporting cast turns out to be a great asset for director Ravi Udyawar’s film, which brings out the mental trauma experienced by the rape victim just as much as it celebrates Sridevi’s valour.