A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Positive Role Models
A man talks nonstop, forcing his opinions and preferences on others.
The movie is set in India with an Indian cast.
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Violence & Scariness
An angry man smashes lamps. A woman recounts, not very graphically, her lifelong encounters with men who casually sexually harassed or abused her.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A couple kisses and presumably has sex, off-screen with no nudity.
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"Hell," "damn," "ass," "crap," "screw," "twat," and "fart."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Hey Sinamika is an Indian dramedy about a woman who can't bear the sound of her talkative husband's voice for another second. She engages in an elaborate plot to get him to divorce her and then changes her mind. Language includes "hell," "damn," "ass," "crap," "screw," "twat," and "fart." A woman who has come to hate men recounts many instances of casual sexual harassment and abuse she has endured in the course of her normal life. A couple kiss and presumably have sex. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Hey Sinamika's biggest problem is that the audience shares Mouna's distaste for the unbearable Yaazhan. Viewers may find themselves just as desperate as Mouna to escape Yaazhan, as well as this two-and-a-half-hour talk-fest. The man stops the poor milkman to engage in a monologue on "the logic of milk bottles." People run from him when they see him coming. The movie somehow tries to suggest that the insufferable Yaazhan is a great catch and that Mouna is problematic and faulty for not recognizing his greatness, a premise every living, breathing woman will reject outright.
Most frustrating is Mouna's continuing refusal to tell Yaazhan outright that she can't stand him and that she wants a divorce. This makes her pretty annoying, too. The movie is an hour too long at best, and it becomes only more ridiculous when, without any reason offered, Mouna changes her mind and wants the intolerable man back.
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