Short Films Movie Review Child Category

Vidivu (Tamil, 2015) | Short Film Review

This satirical take by Karthik Vilvakrish on the lack of inspiration for employees in the Technology industry & the avenues to look for outside its confines is appreciable for the narrative brimming with creativity that goes beyond the usual. Prakash, donning the dual roles of DOP & Editor warrants special mention for the haphazard cuts that add to the puzzle & the commendably good low-light filming and grading. VFX work also catches the eye in the loopy maze sequence & so does the casting of a giant-like figure who, sadly, does nothing!

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Tikkun Olam (Tamil, 2015) | Short Film Review

The film conveys thoughts on 'relationship' that has seen enough years for the individual space of the ones involved blur and obsession to creep in. A third person's contribution in providing a fresh perspective to sort the unsettled dust forms the major chunk of the short. The idea chosen to provide this perspective is radical, yet pleasant and the casting of Balaji for it seems to have done the trick as he comfortably carries it to coast.

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Jilebi (Tamil, 2015) | Short Film Review

Jilebi starts off like every other Gen-Y short film where two young folks talk on phone in a somber tone with expletives thrown around casually. Of course, there are some good lines amidst the conversation like the where 'Game of Thrones' is described as 'Bit ku naduvule thaan kathai'! The narrative jumps into serious mode with Akshay-Prithu’s fabulous background score accompanying it.

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3 Kattan Chai 2 Love Story (Tamil, 2015) | Short Film Review

The short (read very short) film ventures out to prove its opening statement that Love is Blind, Shameless and Brainless, with a quirky little story - rather two of them! The way the first one was played out had some decent humor built on a funny conversation. The haphazard cuts, inconsistent frames and unconvincing acting made it look a lot less professional. The music was quite well done with the second story and the dialogues were casual and just suited to the theme and characters despite having a couple of cuss words chosen in pretty bad taste as they were not of real significance. The three characters in the second story did a fine job with their acting.

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Tanglish (Tamil, 2015) | Short Film Review

The aptly named ‘Tanglish’ captures your attention right from the credits where it thanks The Rock, Guy Ritchie & MSV-Ramamurthy. Similarly the in-film animation sequences also attract us towards the film. There are some wonderful phrases that are spoken in ultra-casual yet effective fashion like how a crying kid in Chennai is asked to lament saying ‘Mummy’ instead of ‘அம்மா’, how “Dude in Tamizh is DA” and so many such instances. The female lead & the English speaking car-owner are very interesting characterizations that you do not come across very often on celluloid.

2018-05-26T19:25:02+05:302015|Short Films|0 Comments

Mr. & Mr. Iyer (English, 2015) | Short Film Review

While the ambitious plot and its message (on the various stages in acceptance of something that’s extremely out of the norm in our parts) seem to be the highlight of this tale, the way it is told doesn’t play to the plot’s strength. The tone is too light & the dialogues that are stereotypical to fault make too much mockery of the ways of a particular sect the film’s characters represent to sell the core idea, as these fringe elements are let to dominate.

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Giant Wheel (Tamil, 2015) | Short Film Review

The short film brings out a different angle about the socio economic issues surrounding the plight of farmers in our country and does it quite well. It also subtly highlights the politics, hypocrisy, the subconscious actions of the society that worsens their condition and the failure to get to the roots of the issue before embarking on protests.

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