The trailer of the movie ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ dropped out recently featuring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar. When everyone first saw the trailer, they certainly were not sure that the film is actually made on Shooter Dadi and Revolver Dadi.
About The Plot of Saand Ki Aankh:
Saand Ki Aankh is a movie on the two oldest shooters of India, affectionately known as ‘Shooter Dadi’. The story is about two exceptionally talented and exemplary women who broke all stereotypes and cut down all the bars that clutched them.
The women are the best example that nothing can stop you from doing anything if you have the perseverance to do it. Not this society, not your family and actually no one can put a full stop on your dreams.
The Real Champions
The two women Chandro Tomar(Shooter Dadi) and Prakashi Tomar(Revolver Dadi) are octogenarian sharpshooters from a village in Uttar Pradesh. These women come from a place where people think Chula-Chauka is what a woman must do and not going out and playing sports.
Chandro Tomar aka Shooter Dadi
An accomplished shooter, Chandro Tomar started learning shooting at the age of 60. With time, she attained national fame as an accomplished shooter. She has won more than 30 national championships and is referred to as the older sharpshooter in the world.
Shooter Dadi proves that age is just a number; we need to have the willpower to keep going and age never restricts us. Her family was never supportive of her shooting, but as later she started attaining fame, they proudly encouraged her through her successful journey.
Being a mother of 8 children and a grandmom of 15 children, she obviously had restrictions but she still followed her instincts.
Shooter Dadi has even encouraged her granddaughters to learn shooting and build a career. She used to take her granddaughter to the club where they taught her shooting. The 82-year old hits the target right on the place.
She said in an interview “ I used to practice with a jug in my hand after everyone had gone to sleep or while working in the cowshed. For my first competition, I lied to my husband and family, saying I was going to my maika”.
Prakashi Tomar aka Revolver Dadi
Part two of the Shooter Dadis. Yes! She is also one of the ladies on whom the Saand Ki Aankh movie is made. Known as the Revolver Dadi. Prakashi Tomer keeps her ghoonghat on point and shoots directly into the target.
The lady who milk five cows every day and work in the field definitely has the strength to hold and fire a gun. She always supported her family and encouraged them to move forward.
The two seemed really excited for their biopic and was really happy about the cast of the movie.
Back to the Movie
The film does look promising however it has faced many criticism with regards to the casting. People have tweeted that when it comes to playing an elder character. They said that instead of casting young characters, they should have given older actresses a chance.
Well, it surely holds a point. But, if the acting of Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar stands out of the box, then we won’t be so disappointed with the characters.
Let us just hope that the film spreads out the message it is supposed to and inspires people to not make a fuss about their age. If you have the passion, then age is just a number.