Written and directed by Renuka Shahane, Tribhanga is a story about a troubled family, especially three generations of women and the conflicts that have been constant between them. Kajol aka Anuradha who is at loggerheads with her mother Tanvi Azmi aka Nayan. All of this is witnessed by Mithila Palkar, aka Masha. When Nayan is on the death bed, Anuradha recalls the ghost from her past and the can of worms is wide opened.
The makers rope in three of the most prominent actors of their generations. Tanvi Azmi, who plays Nayan, knows what is expected from her. The actor adds a spirit to her character and even knowing the number of mistakes her character has done you root for her. Kajol, on the other hand, is the high note of this show. Imagine Anjali from K3G in her 50’s, that’s Anuradha in Tribhanga. Also, add a bag of cuss words to it too. But, the melodrama and tone surrounding the actor after a point gets too high. I, for once, wanted her to tone down a bit in parts. Mithila Palkar impresses with her balanced demeanour. Also, it must have been a pressure to have herself get noticed between the above mention two ladies. Mithila manages to grab eyeballs. Others including Manav Gohil, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi do justice to what is offered. Kunaal Roy Kapur is a constant and a good actor, but his ‘Shudh Hindi’ seems to be forced at places.
Renuka Shahane has a lot to tell, and I want to listen. Yes, there is a scope of a lot of improvement. Tribhanga is about the conflict many of us might have faced, but it just gets a lot on its plate and becomes difficult to digest. Also, there is a homage to Amrita Pritam and Sahir Ludhianvi’s beautiful story if I am not reading too much beyond the line. That part is love. Watch Tribhanga on Netflix!