Summary of Indian Films | IFFK 2017

Film: Thondimuthalum Dhriksakshiyum (2017)
Starring Fahadh Faasil, this is 2017’s unbelievably authentic, simple and honest film. With a balance of offbeat and mainstream elements, Director Dileesh Pothen keeps the film intact and rooted. While the treatment of Police Officers is handled realistically, it never goes overboard. And finally, I know the caliber of Fahadh Faasil- what a terrific actor! [WATCH TEASER]

Film: Kaccha Limbu (2017)
This is profoundly a disturbing film, light-hearted people should think twice before experiencing the film. The film can literally make you weep; nevertheless, the strong characterization holds you back.“Kaccha Limbu” is a path-breaking film which wrenches the heart and the unexplored social attitude towards the mental disabilities. [WATCH TRAILER]

Film: Angamaly Diaries (2017)
Finally, I watched this film on the big screen for the fourth time, that too in the land of Kerala- where the film originated. After Gangs of Wasseypur, this is one film which takes us through an in-depth journey with violence dwelling in the humor. The film’s script by actor Chemban Vinod Jose is rooted in the daily routine and captures the essence of the characters very well. The script is raw, gripping, rustic, coming-of-age and humorous weaved in local dialect, food, music and culture. Director Lijo Jose Pellissery pulls off a brilliant entertainer with total conviction. [WATCH TRAILER]

Film: Teen Aur Aadha (2017)
The walls of the house are witness to the dark, deary and secret stories of the people who lived. The film narrates three stories spread over different time eras within the walls. Hail Sound Design! What an effective use of Sound Design which delivers the time period more than anything. Each story has been filmed completely with one shot while it captivates us into the stories. Love, Death and Sex are the major elements which slowly root into your soul as the film proceeds leisurely. M K Raina and Suhasini Mulay bring grace to the heartfelt story while the audience were drooling over their segment.

Film: Sonata (2017)
Aparna Sen’s film based on the play by Mahesh Elkunchwar is a complete misfire. “Sonata” is too staged to be a film and falls flat with its dragging melodrama. It fails to create an impact while it lingers on happiness and compromises. It’s a full conversational film and the writing is verbose at many places. Bengali Aparna Sen plays a North Indian while Shabana Azmi plays a Bengali with faulty accents which evoked laughter. After a certain point, it bothered me a lot than any other downgrading aspect. The film could have achieved what “Lipstick Under My Burkha” did but a film adaptation of play remained on the stage itself. [WATCH TRAILER]

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