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“Angry Indian Goddesses,” the freewheeling new feature from Pan Nalin (“Samsara”) is already being called “India’s first female buddy movie.” A celebration of female friendship and freedom, the film promises to confound genre expectations and tackle issues of gender and society in contemporary India.
“Angry Indian Goddesses” follows newly betrothed Frieda (Sarah Jane Dias) as she gathers her six closest friends (including Sandhya Mridul, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Amrit Maghera) for her bachelorette party on the eve of her wedding. Relying heavily upon improvisational dialogue, the film is loaded with humor and pathos as the women embark on a “roller-coaster of girl bonding.” But as the night goes on, we begin to see the power of the women’s bond, and the lengths to which they will go for each other.