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Friday, 15 August 2014

Missed Class




The reason I am reviewing this film is not because I appreciate it but because it has won three awards; in fact I did not like it at all when I watched it. The fact that it won awards made me curious and I decided to watch it and also review it.
This is a film made in India and is a story of a father and son. The father is shown to be an idealistic man; this fact is revealed by a book on Mahatma Gandhi which he reads. One day he is shocked to learn that his son has not been attending school. The boy actually pretends to go to school every morning but what he actually does is revealed at the end. The story idea is a bit far-fetched; no boy would sacrifice his own education to do what he is shown to be doing in the film; I cannot elaborate any further because that would be revealing the crucial part of the film. So I would suggest that you see the film and decide for yourself.
One aspect of the film which the makers of the film should have paid attention to is the look. The colours are much too intense or saturated which is really not required because it contributes to nothing. If the colours were a bit toned down it would have been more pleasing to the eyes. The script and editing could have been tighter and the story is pretentious. I noticed a comment by a viewer on YouTube; it said that the poor homeless boy (not the main character) was shown wearing brand new clothes. See the film and decide for yourself if the film deserves the awards it has won. 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Shadow – Short Film


This is a student film made in India of the suspense genre. When I first saw it film the film felt typically like an ‘Alfred Hitchcock presents’ kind of a film. It is a story of a simpleminded, unsuspecting young man who receives an anonymous phone call from a man who offers him a large sum of money to do a simple task of following a man with a briefcase. Our young man does not think deeply about the possible dangers his action might lead to, he falls for temptation and agrees to do what the anonymous voice tells him

Thursday, 30 January 2014

THE ELEVATOR - Short Film

This film is a real entertainer and I am sure that most of you must have seen it. It shows how helpless a person can be in certain situations, in this case the main character of the film gets stuck in an elevator with rather undesirable people, this happens twice. The first time he is almost crushed in the elevator full of overweight people, he realizes that the total weight of passengers has exceeded the safe limit and he extricates himself from the rather risky situation with a great deal of effort and takes another elevator. He is now

Monday, 20 January 2014

TRUST - Idea Short Film



When I began seeing this film I assumed that this would be one of the usual love triangle stories, but there is more to this film and that is what makes it worth seeing. It is a story of a young couple; the sister of the wife is shown living with the couple. The wife is terribly upset when she discovers that her husband and sister are in a love affair, to add insult to injury the sister is totally unrepentant. Out of sheer desperation the wife decides to end her life by taking an overdose of sleeping pills. Does the story appear hackneyed? Well

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

STRANGERS – Short Film

Synopsis
One young man boards a train at a station and takes a seat, he sees another man who appears to be an Arab or middle-eastern, this man himself appears to be Jewish. There is no one in the compartment expect for these two men. Both seem to be uncomfortable with each other, there seems to be an undercurrent of distrust between them. The train halts at a station and we a gang of skinheads (racists) getting into the train, they occupy all the empty seats; these guys look menacing and begin causing trouble. That’s all I will reveal here because I recommend that you see the film.