After her cameo in the forgettable ‘Bombay Velvet’, Raveena Tandon is coming back to the big screen with the hard-hitting “Maatr” that deals with the grim subject of rape. The trailer dropped online on Thursday evening and tells the heart-wrenching story of a mother who sets out to avenge her daughter’s death.
The film is set in Delhi and sees Raveena playing Vidya, who is left broken after her little girl Tia’s gruesome murder. What makes matters worse is the lax attitude of the police and the judiciary towards the case. When her husband and the cops offer her no support, Raveena’s character takes it upon herself to seek revenge and mete out punishment to the culprits.
Written by Michael Pellico and directed by Ashtar Sayed, “Maatr” once again brings the focus on the rampant rape episodes in Delhi. It additionally highlights how the police and the judiciary system in India fail to bring the culprits to book, in the face of such a heinous crime. The trailer ends on a chilling note – it states “While you were viewing the trailer, a girl was raped somewhere in the nation. Time to think. Time to act.”
“Maatr” is set to hit the theaters on April 21, 2017.