The word Shero, first used in 1836, refers to female heroes or women known for their outstanding courage and achievements. These days it also refers to female protagonists in films who do not need a hero to back them or romance them or lead to a happily-ever-after ending.
Sherni is Amit Masurkar’s tribute to the tiger, or rather, a tigress who is constantly threatened by humans and is frightened for her cubs.
Dibakar Banerjee’s latest directorial venture is a black comedy starring Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor. Shoma A. Chatterji review.