- Painfully Amateur ... Directing, Acting, Editing, you name it. 5/5/2021 12:00:00 AM by roger_towne
Nice try, but far from any cigar.
First, 20 minutes into the movie any buff will see the plot a mile away. Secondly, though you try giving a chance, the sad sack directing and poor acting make that exceedingly difficult. That's only compounded by over-shot scenes which clearly needed editing.
The end result was a predictable story with little pace and boring acting, sans Thomas Joseph O'Neill who seems to have real talent. Kathi Selvakumar's hapless inexperience as a director was as much on display as Raji Nair's as a writer. Same for Carroll Chiramel's editing which might be OK for film shorts but not yet ready for prime time cinema.
If you're 15 and haven't seen a ton of movies, you'll probably like this one. But if you're anything close to a movie buff, don't be fooled by the fancy (but meaningless) title, slick artwork, suspensful-sounding description or Canadian production. Otherwise, have several cocktails ready for the pain and your smartphone nearby for distraction.