News Link : Navarasa Tamil Anthology Movie Review : A Mixed Bag Of Emotions Of Humans,A Good One Time Watch Movie – ND News Desk
The tamil anthology film Navarasa is streaming on Netflix from August 6, 2021.
Netflix has released its latest anthology, which includes nine stories on nine different emotions. Navarasa has a mix of hits and misses. But it’s worth watching for the range of stories it tells.
Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan produced and presented Navarasa as a way to support film industry workers affected by the Covid-19 lockdown. The epidemic, on the other hand, is not mentioned in any of its storyline. Also, three of the films, in fact, are set in the past.
Navarasa is one of Tamil cinema’s most inventive attempts at filmmaking in recent years. But when you examine each rasa or emotion through the shorts, though, you will notice that not all of them work. While a few shorts succeed in incorporating emotion into the tale, the majority barely scrape by. Also, watching nearly five hours of shorts in one sitting can be taxing.
A distinct emotion or rasa is represented in each of the nine episodes: anger, compassion, courage, disgust, fear, laughter, love, peace, and wonder.
Arvind Swami, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Bejoy Nambiar, Karthick Naren, Priyadarshan, Karthik Subbaraj, Rathindran Prasad, Sarjun, Vasanth Sai
Suriya, Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi, Atharvaa, Siddharth, Gautham, Vasudev Menon, Revathi, Prasanna, Prayaga Martin.
Rating: 3 stars
Anthology Story 1: Edhiri : Karuṇa (compassion)
Cast – Vijay Sethupathy, Prakash Raj, Revathy
Director – Bejoy Nambiar
Synopsis – The story of Edhiri, credited to Mani Ratnam, depicts pent-up anger and its effects on two characters: a murderer (Sethupathi) and the victim’s wife (Revathy). The twist is provided by the transmission of sorrow from one character to the next, but the change is too fast and easily meet a particular standard.
Anthology Story 2: Summer of 92: Hasya (Laughter)
Cast – Yogi Babu, Ramya Nambeesan, Nedumudi Venu
Director – Priyadarshan
Synopsis – Priyadarshan’s lack of ability to convey the emotion of laughter is a significant letdown. It stars Yogi Babu, a well-known comedian, yet there are no laugh-out-loud moments throughout the short. It is an intriguing notion but, for the most part, fails to spark any laughs.
Anthology Story 3: Project Agni: Adbhuta (Wonder)
Cast – Arvind Swami, Prasanna, Poorna
Director – Karthick Naren
Synopsis – It is one of the best short stories in the anthology, and Karthick’s best work to date. He creates a mind-bending science-fiction thriller that packs a punch in just 30 minutes. The short, which covers everything from human civilisation to alien life and subconscious reality, will leave you astonished by the end.
Anthology Story 4: Payasam: Bheebhalsa (Disgust)
Cast – Delhi Ganesh, Rohini, Aditi Balan, Karthick Krishna
Director – Vasanth S Sai
Synopsis – The short film depicts how a man’s envy drives him to do something that disgusts his own daughter.
Anthology Story 5: Peace: Shanthih (Peace)
Cast – Simha, Gautham Menon, Master Tarun
Director – Karthik Subbaraj
Synopsis – The short film about peace by Karthik Subbaraj is about the price one has to pay for giving up to fight. It takes place against the backdrop of the Sri Lankan army’s civil conflict with the LTTE. The concept is admirable. But the message is not conveyed effectively enough to have an impact.
Anthology Story 6: Roudhram : Raudra (Anger)
Cast – Riythvika, Sreeram, Abhinayasree, Ramesh Thilak, Geetha Kailasam
Director – Arvind Swami
Synopsis – It is the greatest short in the collection because of the writing and film making. It revolves around the investigation of a little child who, in a fit of rage, struck down a guy with a hammer. The story swings back to describe what pushed him over the edge as the cops try to figure out why he did and what he did. And the great surprise comes at the end in the form of a final twist.
Anthology Story 7: Inmai : Bhaya (Fear)
Cast – Siddharth, Parvathy Thiruvorthu
Director – Rathindran R Prasad
Synopsis – It turns the horror genre’s traditional conventions on its head to present a drama that goes deep into what fear really means to them.
Anthology Story 8: Thunintha Pin : Veera (Courage)
Cast – Atharvaa, Anjali, Kishore
Director – Sarjun
Synopsis – This short story on courage is the weakest of the lot. It explores the thoughts of a soldier assigned with carrying a wounded Naxalite to a hospital. On the other hand, the objective behind the short is never sufficiently conveyed.
Anthology Story 9: Guitar Kambi Mele Nindru : Shringara (Love)
Cast – Suriya, Prayaga Rose Martin
Director – Gautham Vasudev Menon
Synopsis – The short film explores the concept of love. With its overly cliched romantic premise, it drains you. The plot is around a musician who is motivated to improve his craft after meeting a girl.
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