The film keeps giving us “touches”. What it doesn’t give us is a sense of the “madness” in this love, which makes it very hard to feel for these lovers.
In the film’s exasperating efforts at world-building, the prosaic always takes precedence over poetry.
In the age of social media, it’s all about perception, and that’s what the film, also starring Roshan Mathew and Sreenath Bhasi, underlines repeatedly.
Eventually, this too is a film that fits perfectly into Vineeth Srinivasan’s sub-genre of feel-good cinema. Which means that the film remains comforting even when everything goes wrong.
The 2018 Malayalam film, starring Dileep and Siddharth, starts off as a compelling portrait of a brutal traitor. In the intentionally repetitive second half, the ‘truth’ gets whitewashed into a biopic
The film has some great ideas that it struggles to translate into visuals, and the bulk of the story is told through expository dialogue.
Trance is far from perfect, but it is bold like few films are, not just in terms of what it uncovers, but also for the sheer audacity to even attempt a film like this.
Amazing performances by Prithviraj and Biju Menon, great music by Jakes Bejoy and atmospheric cinematography by Sudeep Elamon makes this a rewarding watch.
We get love stories of two age groups, yet it’s the older couple that appears far more modern.
Good performances are let down by a screenplay that could fit on the back of a matchbox.
Anjaam Pathiraa is a neat psychological thriller that is not so interested in the crime itself, but focusses on the minds of a criminal and a psychologist trying to nab him. It plays down their personalities to explore their mind games
Siddique sets out to make a full-length action drama, but struggles to make even the smallest of emotions stick.