Saand Ki Aankh is an inspiring movie that is itself inspired from a real-life story of two Tomar sisters that earned name and fame in international shooting championships despite belonging to the gender sensitive society of sugar growing belt of India. They are Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar now in their 80s.
The story starts in the flashback in 50s when Prakashi Tomar enters as a newly wedded bride to her new home in Johri village in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh. She quickly recognizes that here sister-in-law Chandro Tomar is her real-life partner. In the movie, Taapsee Pannu is playing Prakashi Tomar and Bhumi Pednekar is essaying the role of Chandro Tomar.
The movie further moves into the personal lives of both the Tomar sisters. They are seen doing hard work in fields and giving birth to kids every year. But they find time to learn shooting that becomes their first love. They deceive their husbands to attend shooting classes and finally to leave for tournaments. On returning back, they were welcomed with garlands.
Highlights of the movie:
- Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar are both in their 30s but they played the role of aged characters
- The movie is shot in the Jat belt where Tomar sisters live
- It is real life story and kept as close to reality as possible
Saand Ki Aankh First Look & Poster
The poster features Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar as Tomar sisters in the lush field of northern India. The orange sky in the background creates a sunset scene. Also seen in the poster is a scarecrow. Both the actors are wielding guns and pointing towards the audiences. Name of the movie features on top.
Why watch the movie?
There are two reasons for watching the movie. First is the real life story of the Tomar sisters and the second is young actors playing roles of older characters.
- Inspired by the real-life events of oldest female shooters in India
- Kirti Sanon was replaced by Bhumi Pednekar