If intentions had been a barometer for the way good a film is, V. Ok. Prakash’s Live would rank excessive up there, for it’s clearly a piece that arises out of concern for the best way a piece of the mainstream media and quite a few YouTube-based channels are weaponising pretend information to rake in income. It is a sound concern, and the depth with which scriptwriter S. Sureshbabu and the director feels it’s evident, however on-screen it typically interprets right into a moderately loud melodrama.
Anna (Priya Prakash Varrier), a scholar who desires of changing into a health care provider, is mistakenly detained throughout a raid and let off. However, Sam John Vakkathanam (Shine Tom Chacko), the editor of a serious media home, decides to dig up her background and goes to city with a pretend information across the incident, bringing extra distress to the traumatised girl. Standing with Anna all by way of is Amala (Mamta Mohandas), a health care provider, who can also be dealing with on-line stalking.
Director V. Ok. Prakash
Cast: Mamta Mohandas, Priya Prakash Varrier, Shine Tom Chacko, Soubin Shahir
Runtime: 124 minutes
Storyline: A younger girl, mistakenly detained throughout a raid, turns into a sufferer of pretend information. A health care provider, who’s going through cyber harassment, stands along with her within the struggle towards the media home chargeable for the pretend information
Much of the script revolves across the destiny that befalls Anna and the way these near her fights again to set issues proper. But after the preliminary shock of what occurs to her, there may be nothing extra written into it to maintain the story past that. Later, as if to maintain the narrative, we get a run by way of of Sam’s development from newspaper supply man to the editor, however it has simply as a lot impact as a run-of-the-mill flashback sequence would have.
Soubin, who performs physician Amala’s husband, will get a sketchily-written character. He is proven to be a excessive flying businessman who actually doesn’t have a lot time for her, and appears at her activist facet with contempt. But even when this character had been to be faraway from the script, it will not have made a lot of a distinction to the film. Probably realising this late, the scriptwriter has truly given him a number of issues to do within the epilogue, by which era all the pieces is already finished and dusted.
The dialogues are moderately sloppily written, and sometimes seem over-dramatic. Hardly any scene exists within the film with no background rating meant to cue us what we’re alleged to really feel, if the direct dialogues weren’t sufficient. Songs additionally pop up on the most inopportune moments. The solely creditable factor amid all that is that the film locations it on the facet of the sufferer all by way of. But, Priya will get to talk just a few strains, which is made up for by Shine Tom Chacko, who but once more delivers partly indecipherable strains as he does in his notorious interviews.
The makers of Live appear to have given a lot thought on the topic they’re coping with, however not a lot on how they’d painting it on-screen. It thus finally ends up as a weak tackle a related subject.
Live is presently operating in theatres