“Valladesam”… A wannabe thriller done in by bewildering stylistic choices, amateur actors

Posted on September 25, 2017


Spoilers ahead…

Read the full review on Film Companion, here: http://www.filmcompanion.in/article/valladesam-movie-review

Valladesam (All-powerful Nation) opens with a black screen – an unseen woman utters these words, “I’ve been hurt. Help!” Subsequently, a man is burnt alive, another man is shot dead in front of his wife and little girl, a family is massacred… In short, NT Nantha, who is the writer, director and cinematographer, is out to make a sweat-inducing thriller, the most sweat being induced when a London-based weapons supplier descends from a Rolls Royce – in slow motion, naturally – and announces his plan to destabilize India through a series of bomb blasts. The fate of the nation lies in the hands of Anu (Anu Hasan), who doesn’t quite seem to be the docile housewife the early scenes suggest.

Continued at the link above.

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