If intentions had been a barometer for a way good a movie is, V. Okay. Prakash’s Live would rank excessive up there, for it’s clearly a piece that arises out of concern for the manner a bit of the mainstream media and quite a few YouTube-based channels are weaponising fake news 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 usually interprets right into a somewhat loud melodrama.
Anna (Priya Prakash Varrier), a pupil who goals of turning into a physician, 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 fake news round the incident, bringing extra distress to the traumatised lady. Standing with Anna all by way of is Amala (Mamta Mohandas), a physician, who can also be dealing with on-line stalking.
Director V. Okay. Prakash
Cast: Mamta Mohandas, Priya Prakash Varrier, Shine Tom Chacko, Soubin Shahir
Runtime: 124 minutes
Storyline: A younger lady, mistakenly detained throughout a raid, turns into a sufferer of fake news. A physician, who’s dealing with cyber harassment, stands together with her in the battle towards the media home answerable for the fake news
Much of the script revolves round 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 progress from newspaper supply man to the editor, nevertheless 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 aspect with contempt. But even when this character had been to be faraway from the script, it might not have made a lot of a distinction to the movie. Probably realising this late, the scriptwriter has truly given him a number of issues to do in the epilogue, by which period every thing is already carried out and dusted.
The dialogues are somewhat sloppily written, and infrequently seem over-dramatic. Hardly any scene exists in the movie with out a background rating meant to cue us what we’re purported to really feel, if the direct dialogues weren’t sufficient. Songs additionally pop up at the most inopportune moments. The solely creditable factor amid all that is that the movie locations it on the aspect of the sufferer all by way of. But, Priya will get to talk only some 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 take on a relevant issue.
Live is at present working in theatres