‘Stray Dolls’: Sonejuhi Sinha’s Directorial Debut Is A Seedy, Stirring Feminist Crime Thriller [Review]

Published on Apr 09, 2020

‘Stray Dolls’: Sonejuhi Sinha’s Directorial Debut Is A Seedy, Stirring Feminist Crime Thriller [Review]

Director Sonejuhi Sinha’s fascinating feature debut, “Stray Dolls,” is a purposefully imperfect look at what leads promising young women to turn to a life of crime, thanks to a country that likes the chest-bump the word “opportunity” a whole bunch, without providing more than half the population their fair share of it. Capturing the descent through a journey of innate darkness and lustful catharsis, the seedy, almost B-movie-like art-house picture may be flawed, but it’s an impassioned examination of close female relationships and immigration issues, exploring how the strength and intimacy of such bonds often stem from shared adversity, not superficial traits or shopping habits.

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Author: Andrew Bundy