The girls are beautiful and so are the locales and both these are shot beautifully. It’s sensuous! and Dulquer is a rock star! That is about sums the movie up succinctly. Guns N’ Roses – Paradise City, would have sounded right when the credits rolled. [Symbol]
There are 4 stories in here and Bejoy goes off on some Shiva path, for depth? Well, can’t tell really why, all it does is add an illustration to the title page of every each story
Dhansika, Arthi Venkatesh, Sruthi Hariharan, Neha Sharma are absolutely gorgeous and the camera is calm, firm and is often gentle and even emits warm glow, not for a moment does it seem voyeuristic. And then Ann Augustine who walks in and out of the ‘world of trilok’, with the camera looking on longingly for
a wee bit more, we plead. Haven’t seen Ann Augustine in a long, long time. There is something to Bejoy’s camera when it gazes at women: Juhi Babbar was ravishing in that short film where no words were spoken, a movie Bejoy made over a decade ago with Mohanlal – Reflection. Have you seen Aditi Rao Hydari in Wazir? Exactly!, that’s the point!
There are strong performances in the film. Dulquer Salmaan gets to play 4 very different characters in the 4 stories. The stammer in the first story was over done so was that story, and it really seemed like Bejoy had gotten it all wrong. But the other 3 tales are far better woven.
They are all tales or a very strong male, no no, the women are not just lookers-on, but it’s just that I felt the Solo was a Dulquer portfolio folder.
Bijoy was a director, I found interesting from the very first flick of his I saw, Shaitan. Oh! my o my, I thought it had huge promise and delivered too; it did seem to have a small flick feel with all the new comers, but what a lovely flick that was. There was no better remix of the old favorite: Khoya Khoya Chand, that song of longing was fit with a beautiful eerie. So there was great promise from very early on, and he only somewhat delivered on them, somehow making one feel that he was holding back on that flourish which would have made it fantastic, or maybe he was just that touch impatient or restless to wait and find and let that magic work. I felt that with David, Wazir and then again with Solo. It’s like we felt about Ranbirmised but didn’t deliver, and still no denying that in there is a treasure trove in there, and those stones were waiting to catch the light to reflect but does quite reach deep enough for that to happen. These disappointments at the box-office could also be that process of the diamond being cut. There is such throbbing energy of promise that is just short of that one deft cut.
So, we will wait until the next offering and sure hope Bejoy finds the right team that will light up cinema halls and make for film history. Ofcourse it’s coming.