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Review of “Victim”: Pa Ranjith’s suspenseful short stands out in the anthology thriller

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Review of “Victim”: Pa Ranjith’s suspenseful short stands out in the anthology thriller

Victim, an anthology series from Sony Liv, explores the stories of four different victims. One has the impression that the series, which was directed by Pa Ranjith, Venkat Prabhu, Rajesh M, and Chimbu Deven, could have been much more since only two of the shorts make a significant impression. Ranjith’s short on land and its politics stands out among the rest because it is both hard-hitting and deeply moving while occasionally being squeamish. The second-best segment is by Venkat Prabhu, and despite stealing much of its basic plot from Joel Schumacher’s Phone Booth, it mostly succeeds. Two additional short films by Rajesh M. and Chimbu Deven are awful.

In the lead roles of Pa Ranjith’s Dhammam are Kalaiarasan and Guru Somasundaram. Ranjith is still an advocate for caste-based narratives, but this time he is concentrating on land politics. A middle-aged father and his adolescent daughter, who are busy preparing their small plot of agricultural land for the harvest season, are the main characters of the story. The father is forced to bear the costs when a dispute with the owner of the nearby acres of land gets out of hand. This beautifully filmed segment about how land still shapes a person’s identity is powerful. It explains how people display their caste and power pride without ever considering the repercussions. Dhammam stands out due to the realistic performances, particularly the action scenes in the farmland.

Kottai Pakku Vathalum Mottai Madi Sitharum by Chimbu Deven is an intriguing fantasy comedy that explores our uncritical faith in deities. This story might have worked better as a stand-alone movie with stronger writing. However, as a part of this anthology thriller, it hardly even scratches the surface. The short, which stars Thambi Ramaiah and Nasser, examines how someone’s desperation can cause us to lose the ability to distinguish between reality and illusion.

Mirrage by Rajesh M. is unquestionably the weakest short in the collection. The story revolves around a young girl (Priya Bavani Shankar), who is compelled to spend the night in an abandoned villa that her company has reserved.

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She quickly begins to encounter some paranormal activity in the villa, and as she struggles to make sense of the situation, the plot twists and turns. This short’s conclusion demonstrates why most thrillers no longer engage audiences when they are taken for granted.

The basic plot of Venkat Prabhu’s Confession, which stars a vivacious Amala Paul and Prasanna, is taken from Joel Schumacher’s Phone Booth. The performances help this short succeed to a large extent despite the recycled plot idea. As a driven young woman living life on her terms, Amala is very at ease. The short film looks at how quickly we form judgments about those around us based solely on appearance.

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Review by Malaika Arora Darlings of Alia Bhatt: “What brilliant performances”

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On August 5, Netflix released the movie Darlings starring Alia Bhatt. Along with Vijay Varma, Shefali Shah, and Roshan Mathew, the dark comedy has the support of Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment. On Tuesday, Malaika Arora gushed about the movie and its “brilliant” cast on her Instagram Stories. She also expressed her love for the movie.

Malaika shared a Darlings poster with the caption, “What brilliant performances,” tagging Alia, Vijay, and Shefali. Additionally, the reality TV judge wrote, “I totally lovess. On her own Instagram Stories, Alia Bhatt posted Malaika’s message along with a sticker that read “flying kiss.”

Alia made her debut as a producer with Darlings through her Eternal Sunshine Productions, which also co-produced the movie. Jasmeet K. Reen is the film’s director, and she co-wrote the script with Vijay Maurya, Parveez Sheikh, and others. Alia portrays Badrunissa Shaikh, also known as Badru, a victim of domestic abuse in the movie Darlings. Shefali portrays Alia’s mother Shamshunissa Ansari aka Shamshu, and Vijay Varma plays her husband Hamza.

Alia recently discussed Shah Rukh Khan’s response to Darlings in an interview. She added that their children Suhana Khan and Aryan Khan had seen Darlings and “loved it,” as had his wife Gauri Khan, an interior designer and the movie’s co-producer. Suhana even saw the movie twice, according to Alia, who spoke to Bollywood Bubble.

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Earlier, Alia had mentioned that Gauri Khan enjoyed the film, which was a “big win” for her because Gauri rarely enjoys anything. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Alia commented on Gauri’s response to Darlings, saying, “I was very happy that Gauri loved it. When Gauri enjoys my films, I feel incredibly appreciative. It is extremely uncommon. She dislikes everything. I’m so relieved that she enjoyed the film, despite the fact that she produced it. Even Shah Rukh agrees that if Gauri likes something, it’s a big win, I said when they called me.

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