‘Victim’, now on SonyLiv, is another mediocre anthology, with only Pa Ranjith’s short standing out

Posted on August 5, 2022

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Spoilers ahead…

 Only Ranjith and Venkat Prabhu’s shorts show that they have been made by a “director”, and can be called “cinema”. The other two play like skits.

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Someone needs to analyse why we just can’t seem to get anthologies right, but let me offer a theory based on the directors of Victim. There are four shorts, and they have been made – in order – by Pa. Ranjith, M Rajesh, Chimbu Devan, and Venkat Prabhu. What an odd mix! Even if their tonalities and concerns are different, shouldn’t they at least possess the same level of directorial skill? Only Ranjith and Venkat Prabhu’s shorts show that they have been made by a “director”, and can be called “cinema”. The other two play like skits. M Rajesh’s terribly written Mirrage has Priya Bhavani Shankar and Natarajan in a haunted house. The attempt is to make a psycho-horror story but there is no horror and very little story. What it has is a big, fat message at the end, which, frankly, seems insulting – because it implies that people with medical conditions are “victims”.

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