Film: 'Maatr' Director: Ashtar Sayed Starring: Raveena Tandon, Madhur Mittal, Anurag Arora Rating: **** A raucous raga on the aftermath of rape, much of Maatr unfolds in a stern humourless no-nonsense manner of a fact-finding newshound who won't go into digressions -- because the film's heroine knows what one wrong turn can do -- just to keep the audience's perception lightened. Which is for the best, really. In India we can't afford to laugh about rape the way the French could in theReviews | April 21, 2017
Her latest Maatr is about a gang-rape incident and actress Raveena Tandon says the movie shows the plight of women in the country without any sugar-coating. The revenge thriller has been directed by Ashtar Sayed and written by Michael Pellico. Raveena says she and the makers of the movie were committed to stay true to the subject and wanted to steer clear from commercialising anything. “I was waiting for a film like this where the director and me were on the same page. ThingsBollywood | April 21, 2017
American writer-producer Micheal Pellico, who has scripted Raveena Tandon-starrer Maatr, says political leaders view the unity of women as a threat to their hegemony. Pellico, also the executive producer of the upcoming thriller, says his film is based on the idea of women's unity. “Political leaders live in fear that women will unite someday and stand up as a group. They know that when women unite, it spells trouble for their governments. Maatr is an extension of this idea.” Pellico says he found directorInterviews | April 14, 2017
Actress Raveena Tandon, whose upcoming film Maatr is facing many controversies due to an allegation on film's producer Anjum Rizvi, informed media that everything has been sorted and the film would release on April 21. "The case has been settled and we have got the NOC. Now the movie shall release on April 21. The rumours of any more issues are fake and we have no more troubles in proceeding," said Raveena. The actress was spotted at PVR Andheri on Tuesday morningBollywood | April 12, 2017
Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon, whose next film Maatr deals with crime against women in society, says the clear intention behind making the film is to create awareness among the audience. Speaking here at the trailer launch of the film, Raveena said: "Intention behind Maatr is not commercial success but to spread a message of crime against women. This is the need of the hour, where people should start changing their mindset about women and take action against such criminals instead of shaming theEntertainment | March 31, 2017
Actress Raveena Tandon has cancelled plans to promote her upcoming movie Maatr - The Mother on The Viral Fever (TVF), following the sexual harassment allegations against its founder and CEO Arunabh Kumar. "I was not aware of the controversy as I was in New York and in the middle of a snow storm," Raveena said in a statement. "Our film deals with a very strong message about zero tolerance to any form of violence or abuse against women. The film's producers and actorsBollywood | March 22, 2017
Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has crooned a track for Raveena Tandon starrer Maatr-The Mother. Its producer says the song was recorded before bilateral tensions between India and Pakistan surfaced last year. "Rahat Fateh Ali Khan had recorded the song 'Zindagi ae zindagi'. It's an emotional track mapping Raveena's journey as a mother for the film. We have decided to retain the song as it was recorded before the India, Pakistan tension began," producer Anjum Rizvi said inMusic | March 14, 2017
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