After the widely acclaimed ‘Newton’ (2017), director Amit Masurkar’s next, ‘Sherni’, comes bearing the weight of expectations. It is evident that the filmmaker means business as he highlights another urgent subject — the man-animal conflict — through the drama. “The philosophy behind the film is that one person cannot bring about change. Conservation is a community effort. To destroy nature is easy, but to build or sustain it requires effort from a lot of people. So, if you look at the film, it is not hero-driven. It sees the [protagonist] listening to people and learning from them,” says the director.
Headlined by Vidya Balan, the Amazon Prime Video offering takes us through the journey of forest officer Vidya Vincent who believes in wildlife conservation.
For Masurkar, Balan is the perfect choice to play the silent but steely forest officer.