Solo, a good attempt with stunning visuals and excellent music – Movie review
Solo movie review: Agini kunjondru kanden… Adhai angora katil oru bhondhidai veithan
Plot summary: Solo narrates four different stories. One is about a college student named Shekar, second about Trilok, a doctor, third about Shiva a gangster and finally an army officer named Rudra. Each story takes four different elements of nature and Lord Siva. The Anthology unfolds in in 2 hours and 32 minutes of visual excellence.
Directed by: Bejoy Nambhiyar
Starring: Dulquer Salman, Neha Sharma, Sai Dhanishika, Shruthi Hariharan
Running time: 2 hours 32 minutes
Goosebumps review: Visually stunning and top class music lifts the movie. Dulquer is a treat to watch. Though the movie does have its downside it’s a worthy watch for the hard work put forth by Bejoy and his team. Goosebumps at times guaranteed. Go without expectations.
Rating: Critics- (3.5 / 5) Fans- (3.8 / 5)
Solo movie review:
Anthology is one of the toughest of genres for a director. Bejoy Nambiar has taken one such effort and made a near perfect movie. Solo tells us four different stories of four different characters. There are few things that connect the story like lost love, elements of nature and Lord Shiva.
The best aspect about Solo is its stunning visuals. Each story differ from one another in terms of theme set. The first follows water, the second air, third fire and the final one earth. Each element is portrayed exceptionally through the characters and the visuals.
The exceptional visuals are equally complimented by the music. It is easily the best that south India has produced this year. At times music dominates the visuals. Be it the song during the wedding, Roshomon used in the army camp or the Aygiri Nandini song each stands alone in its own way.
Apart from Visuals and Music, Dulquer is the cherry on the cake. It is one of Dulquer’s best movies. He has done an exceptional job. He lived as the characters in each story, especially in the second half. Though the female leads don’t have much screen space they have done their part well. Sai Dhansika and Sruthy Hariharan stands in our hearts by their performances.
Speaking about the stories, the first two didn’t have much impact comparing the last two. It’s really surprising that Bejoy has shown two different works, one before the interval and the one after the interval. The one that brings Dulquer as the Gangster is the best among the four.
The melodrama works better at few instance, especially the second half. But, it seems a little over done towards the end. The last few minutes seem like a TV serial, few characters goes out of focus. May be the one shot experiment played its part.
Apart from few glitches and lagging last few minutes Solo is a must watch for its Visuals, Music and Dulquer. Remember that it narrates four different stories, it’s better to watch it without expectations.
- Easily the best music in the recent times
- Stunning visuals
- Dulquer’s acting and Bejoy’s hard work
- The last two stories
- Slow narration at times
- Last few minutes
- Four different stories in one