“Antony”… A thriller more interested in being stylised than making sense

Posted on June 1, 2018


Spoilers ahead…

Read the full review on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/antony-tamil-movie-review-baradwaj-rangan/

Remember the Ryan Reynolds thriller Buried, where the actor found himself in a coffin, six feet under, and had to think about how he got boxed into this situation and how he can get out? Antony plays as though the writer-director Kuttii Kumar felt this premise is more suited to a music video. No, really. Stylised slo-mo and mood shots abound — say, a cut from Antony (Nishanth) struggling in his version of a coffin, his car, to his mother (Rekha) at home, silhouetted against the setting sun. And given that the story has a parallel track of Antony’s father, George (Lal), trying to get at the whereabouts of his son, the director barely cares about this investigation. He drowns out the dialogues in rock music, as though the questions being asked and the details being gleaned by George don’t matter at all. The wannabe-slickness is unbearable.

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