Panga is here to mess with you. It is the second release of the week, starring Kangana Ranaut, Jassie Gill, Neena Gupta, and Richa Chadha. Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Panga is the real-life story of a Kabaddi player, Jovial. The movie is produced by Fox Star Studios and will be taking panga with Street Dancer 3D at the screens.

This romantic drama is all set to hit the screens, this Friday on 24th January.

Panga Movie Review- Story

Jaya Nigam played by Kangana Ranaut is completely indulged in her domestic life, motherhood and her job at the Station. But soon her passion catches up with her. Jaya used to be the captain of the National Kabaddi team, is now juggling between household chores, Adi, her 7-year old kid, and her humdrum job.

Her husband is very supportive, but still, she couldn’t make time for herself. She shares a wonderful relationship with Prashant, her husband played by Jassie Gill. Also, Jaya is an extra cautious, all-out doting mother, who is always anxious. So when her son, Adi comes to know that she used to be a star kabaddi player, he asks her to start playing again. Jaya being a loving mother agrees to oblige, even though for a short while

However, the thing which starts at a humor level soon makes Jaya realize her love for the game and that her heart wants to regain the lost glory. She now wants to fulfill the dream that she had left in the middle. But it is not going to be an easy decision. Also to make a place in the team after a seven-year-long hiatus will be difficult. Will she be able to make it? To know you will have to watch the film.

Panga Movie Review

Panga is shot in the by-lanes of Bhopal, and Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s decision to do so helps to bring out the small-town milieu demanded by the script. It kind of infuses refreshing energy to the movie. The characters are written perfectly, such that they feel more real and clear.

There are various subtle moments in the film that give you the feel of the eternal tussle going on in a mother’s life. The narration is potent and supports the dilemma that one should go after one’s dreams or take up domestic responsibilities.

In one of the scenes she feels the need to go back to the sport, holding back her tears, she says-“Main kya kar sakti thi, aur main kya kar rahin hoon”. While in another scene she understands that everyone needs her, and thinking about the happiness of her family she says-“Par jab main khud ko dekhti hoon toh woh khushi nahin milti hain.”

The screenplay that takes you through the journey of a mother who has got a second chance is wholesome and taut. It succeeds in engaging the audience with an inspiring, emotional, and nuanced story.

The dialogues are radiant and humorous. Also, there are some points where the makers have tried to add some delightful touches. The backbone of the film is the script which is taken care of by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Nitesh Tiwari, and Nikhil Mehrotra.

Panga Movie Review- Cast Performances

The movie has an amazing star cast. So to start with Kangana Ranaut, she is just terrific as Jaya and is the heart of the film. When she is at home, she is gentle and dutiful who struggles with her desire to follow her dreams, while she is on the court, she is a thrilled player giving pulsating and throbbing performances. Kangana has beautifully switched between the two aspects of her character, who is both vulnerable and in power. And it’s so fascinating to see her do it so seamlessly.

Apart from Kangana, the support casts too ace their roles– Richa Chadha manages to bring the laughs in her steely role. She gets under the skin of her character very well. Jassie Gill is impressive as a supportive husband. He plays a strong character and does full justice to it. Debutant Yagya Bhasin will win your hearts with his comic timing. He is playing the driving force of Jaya and actually stands out in the film. And as expected, Neena Gupta is superlative in her scenes. Another shining star is Megha Burman who plays the young kabbadi player.


Panga highlights the hard work that every mother puts in for her family, the sacrifices she makes and how important it is to take the second chance. The film is a perfect balance of emotions and humor, which is thrilling and motivating at the same time.


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