Director Anjali Menon’s ‘Wonder Women’ is just a film about six pregnant women learning about childbirth. Nora, Mini, Veni, Gracy, Jaya and Saya meet at class for two weeks to discuss different aspects of pregnancy. Each one has a story that has some pain and grief. This is the daily saga of women, the highs and lows of existence.
Six pregnant women arrive at a prenatal class, run by Nandita. Over the due course, we get to know about each one’s background. Jaya and her husband have been trying for a baby for a long time and failed thrice. Nora is in a happy marriage but feels pregnancy has created a rift in their lives. Saya is in a live-in relationship with a caring and sweet guy and Mini is going through a divorce. Gracy is just trying to make ends meet and Veni’s husband is always unavailable.
They form a Whatsapp group, and one asks why women must give birth lying down. A bit of research tells us that the position is comfortable for a doctor. Isn’t this rather surprising?
The movie is wonderfully done and a must watch. The writing, direction, the music, the cinematography, the movie stands out. The movie is streaming on SonyLiv from November 18th. It’s a journey of life and will be appreciated by the audience. The characters are relatable, and we can feel the emotions.
Though the movie was made in English, yet makers have managed to include significant portions in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Marathi.