License Movie Review

The acquisition of a gun license is an intricate process, obtainable only under stringent conditions: an applicant must possess a clean criminal record and substantiate a perceived threat to their life. In this context, Bharathi, a school teacher, portrayed by Rajalakshmi in her debut as a singer, emerges as a relentless advocate for issues solely concerning women. From her formative years, she has been an unwavering champion, fearlessly confronting the exploitation, harassment, and sexual assault women face, persisting even after marriage and the birth of her daughter. Supported by a young lawyer she regards as a brother, Bharathi tenaciously fights for women’s rights.

Driven to action by the widespread injustices perpetrated against women, particularly by men, Bharathi seeks a gun license, only to have her application rebuffed by law enforcement. Unyielding, she embarks on a legal battle by taking her case to court, the outcome of which remains untold.

The film predominantly assumes the form of a docu-drama, with performances that are largely unremarkable. However, noteworthy elements include Kasi Viswanathan’s cinematography and the compelling background score by Baiju Jacob. “Produced by JRG Productions” and “Written and Directed by Ganapathi Murugan,” the film features a cast led by Rajalakshmi, alongside N. Jeevanandam, Radharavi, Vijay Bharath, Geetha Kailasam, Pazha Karuppiah, Abhi Natshakthra, Namo Narayana, among others.

Bharathi’s quest for a gun license unfolds as a critical narrative in the film, underscoring the challenges women face and her unwavering determination to confront societal issues. Her struggle mirrors the broader societal struggle for gender equality, shining a light on the complexities and hurdles encountered in addressing these deeply rooted problems. Whether she succeeds in her legal battle to secure the license forms the crux of the untold conclusion, leaving audiences to contemplate the complexities of justice and societal norms.

Raitng: 3.2/5