Adnan Siddiqui and Sajal Ali are two of three the main characters of Indian movie Mom which revolves around a step daughter and her mother who has accepted her as her own.
As the movie released a day ago, there were loads of Indian tabloids, bloggers and critics who have given their reviews and none of them fail to notice the performances by Sajal and Adnan, even though the praises come in very limited words;
The Times Of India says;
Sridevi demonstrates why she is the high-priestess of desi cinema. Supporting her ably is her onscreen husband Anand (Adnan), who plays the polished gent with flair. Dew fresh Sajal Ali, who seems to have grown up watching Kareena Kapoor films, seems like a clone of the senior actor. But this is not to take away from her otherwise adept performance.”
The Hindu publishes;
It’s the father-daughter duo of Anand Sabharwal and Arya (Pakistani actors Adnan Siddiqui and Sajal Ali) that is more measured as compared to Sridevi, whose easy give and take with a child star, takes you back for a moment to Mr India.”
NDTV review takes a very positive approach and gives where credit is due;
“Sajal Ali, in the role of the troubled daughter, matches the veteran (Sri Devi) of 300 films step for step. Adnan Siddiqui is unwaveringly solid as the doting father and ever-beholden husband who stand like a rock by the two women.”
The Hindustan Times praises Sajal Ali but conveniently omits her name, even though she was the reason behind all the investigation carried out in the movie;
“The supporting cast turns out to be a great asset for director Ravi Udyawar’s film, which brings out the mental trauma experienced by the rape victim just as much as it celebrates Sridevi’s valour.”
The Indian Express believes Adnan Siddiqui was not given enough space on the screen;
”Sajal Ali, who plays the young victim, is particularly effective. Adnan Siddiqui, as Sridevi’s husband, is very dishy, but suffers from the same problem the rest of the cast: not enough heft”.