Solo Movie Review

A different attempt but with some restrictions

Reviews 5-Oct-2017 5:48 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction : Bejoy Nambiar
Production : Refex Entertainment
Starring : Dulquer Salmaan, Neha Sharma, Sai Dhanshika, Sruthi Hariharan
Music : Prashant Pillai
Cinematography : Girish Gangadharan, Madhu Neelakandan, Sejal Shah
Editing : A. Sreekar Prasad

The visual promos of Solo have been too many in numbers. We do see Dulquer Salmaan in four different roles. So what’s this story all about?

It’s called anthology, which has been famous in western cinema and slowly catching up with its mania among South Indian films too. The film happens to be a compilation of 4 different stories, based on four elements of nature. Sekar symbolizes water element, who happens to be a stammering person and falls in love with visually impaired dancer Radhika (Dhanshika). Trilok resembles wind, who has an innocence blended with a mystery.
Siva represents Fire, a gangster with a broken past. Finally, Rudra as the epitome of Earth, an army officer and he is madly in love with Akshara.

OMG! So many stories? Does it have lengthy screenplay?

We cannot label it that way though. The director has tried splitting up each story with a running length of approximately 30-45 minutes, which makes it like a collection of short stories.

Do all these four characters come across each other by the end?

As we mentioned earlier, it’s a separate track and they have no connection anywhere.

What do these stories deal with? Anything common as a theme or genre?

In particular, there isn’t anything regarded a particular genre of crisis, but it deals with ‘Love failures’. The concept travels based on love, emotional connect and tragedies by the end, but with some peck of humour by the end, which you need to witness in the theatres. Probably, it could be a blank inspiration of K Balachandar’s yesteryear movie, where Bejoy Nambiar attempts to do with Dulquer Salman’s army officer episode.

Leave about the story and narration, we love Dulquer Salman for his earnest dedication to every role and movie.

Of course, he is a genius and no other actor would have appropriately emoted well as him. Be the role as a stammering person or other three roles. His performance as Trilok reminds us off his characterization in his very own film ‘Theevram’. The angry young man avatar as Siva is as spark that we see in the heroes of Ram Gopal Varma movies. Rudra is definitely the favourite of every chap and girl in the block. To be precise, Dulquer Salman deserves tons of awards and appreciations for this attempt.

Enough of praises!!! Just tell us if the film will click in box office.

We aren’t trade analysts, but just reviewers. But beyond these criteria, there are certain films that noticeably get with right prediction. Accordingly, SOLO is a film that is made in advance of time. The patience of commercial film lovers might be tested. Every story has an emotion, good tale and ending, but it gets winded up so fast. Before we could get into the world of a character, it has already switched into another one. Maybe, after 4-5 years, we can hear this statement from audiences, “Solo was really an awesome film. Why didn’t make it big time in box office run.”

It happens most of the times with really good movies, isn’t it?

But end of the show, all that can we sense is that Bejoy Nambiar earnestly made a fantastic film like David. But what happens to be a common flip side for both David and Solo is the nativity and regional backdrops.

Verdict : A different attempt but with some restrictions.

Rating : 4.5/10

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