Sonchiriya

Sonchiriya

2HRS 23MINS

Sonchiriya tells the story of a group of bandits who called themselves “the Rebels”who terrorised the Chambal valley in the Indian heartlands in the 70s. It focuses on the struggles of a gang of dacoits including Man Singh (Manoj Bajpayee), Vakil Singh (Ranvir Shorey) and Lakhna (Sushant Singh Rajput). Abhishek Chaubey portrays the rebels as Robin Hood-like characters, showing their irrational way of thinking as they balance their fight for survival with exacting revenge on whistle-blowers and retaliating against oppression by higher castes.

The film represents a provocative take on the period thriller genre because of its hard-hitting social commentary, addressing issues such as caste divide, gender discrimination, toxic patriarchy and superstition.