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Sanjay Mishra: Brilliant Actor

By A Special Correspondent
First publised on 2023-04-30 11:21:17

It is great to see that Sanjay Mishra's effortless and excellent acting in Vadh was recognized with him getting the Filmfare Best Actor (Critics') Award. His portrayal of how a father who took a loan from a loan shark to send his son abroad and finds himself in a position where he is continuously humiliated and threatened by the thug, gets no support from his son and pushed to the wall, kills the loan shark and meticulously disposes of the body and removes all evidence, does not get weak in the face of a sustained investigation by a crooked policeman and leaves town with his wife by giving his property to a economically deprived girl child's family was extraordinary.

Sambhunath Mishra (Sudhir Mishra) is a schoolteacher who teaches kids at home. He is visited by the Prajapati, the loan shark who brings meat and alcohol in the Brahmin home, gets Mishra and his wife Manju (Neena Gupta) to serve it. He brings girls and uses their bedroom for sex where he throws the used condoms which they have to remove. Mishra tolerates the humiliation but when Prajapati asks him to bring one of his minor girl students for his pleasure, something snaps and Mishra kills him with a screwdriver stab on the throat. He then chops the body and disposes of the pieces, removes all evidence and tries to act as if nothing has happened. When inspector Shakti comes looking for Prajapati, Mishra manages to evade him too.

Sudhir Mishra covers the entire gamut of expressions of a helpless father, a person who is unable to pay back his debts and a person humiliated to the brink of murder with elan. His interaction with the rats, whom he tries to capture, is brilliant and holds meaning in the context of the film's story. But he comes into his own the moment he decides to kill Prajapati. The remorseless (because for him it is vadh and not hatya - the former is also a killing but it is justified) manner in which he goes about doing things he would have never dreamt of doing, the manner in which he disposes of the body and the manner in which he convinces his wife are all done perfectly. The transformation from a cowardly man who is suitably threatened by Prajapati to a man who is courageous enough to execute him is amazing. Mishra was a deserving winner and this award will push him to better himself in future screen appearances.