- 2 hr 11 min
Panga is a 2020 Indian sports drama film directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and starring Kangana Ranaut, Jassie Gill, and Richa Chadha in the lead roles. The movie revolves around the life of Jaya Nigam, played by Kangana Ranaut, who had to give up her dreams of becoming a kabaddi player due to her responsibilities towards her family. Years later, Jaya is a mother and a wife but feels unfulfilled and decides to pursue her passion again.
The movie begins with Jaya living a mundane life with her husband Prashant, played by Jassie Gill, and their son Adi. Jaya's love for kabaddi is rekindled when she discovers that her former coach, Brijendra played by Pankaj Tripathi, is in town for a kabaddi tournament. Jaya is inspired to play again and asks Brijendra to help her get back into shape. With his help, Jaya trains hard and manages to make the cut for the national kabaddi team.
However, Jaya's journey back to the world of kabaddi is not an easy one. She faces many obstacles, including the disapproval of her family and fellow players who believe that she is too old to play kabaddi again. Her husband is also apprehensive about her decision and fears that she will neglect her family.
Despite these challenges, Jaya perseveres and slowly wins over her family and the kabaddi community with her hard work and dedication. She also befriends Meenu played by Richa Chadha, another kabaddi player who becomes her mentor and confidant.
The movie shows the struggles of a woman trying to balance her career and family and the societal pressure she faces. It is a heartwarming story of a woman finding her passion and realizing her dreams.
Kangana Ranaut's portrayal of Jaya is exceptional, and she brings out all the emotions of a woman struggling to make a comeback into the kabaddi world. Jassie Gill's character, Prashant, also adds depth to the movie with his balanced portrayal of a supportive husband who is initially hesitant about his wife's decision.
The film's music, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, adds to the overall feel of the movie, and the songs fit well into the narrative.
Panga is a well-directed movie with excellent performances and a great storyline that is sure to resonate with audiences. It highlights the struggles of women in pursuing their dreams and the importance of support from their loved ones. It is a must-watch for anyone who has ever had to give up on their dreams due to societal pressure or responsibilities towards their family.
Panga is a 2020 romance movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 11 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.