I hear few comments like, that was a good attempt , but audience didnt receive it well... They quote 'Orange' or 1 'nenkkadine'.. n co!!
But Lets talk about the problem of setting up a story and weird characterizations in movies!!
( I am ofcourse not speaking about those 40 crore budget films, ( Yevadu, rabhasa, power stuff)..I cant even think of anything about those films.. they are outright loud and things go as they like.. lets say Amen right away..)
The thing is I am all open for a good cinema, so when I got few good references, I tried to watch this movie 'Orange' yesterday!!
The basic problem with the movie is.. He tried to take a subtle emotion and tried to shout it aloud.. Love is a personal emotion you dont shout.
anyways.. I spared ten minutes.. and believe me that is the time you set a tone to your story.. and I stopped atching it further..
The opening scene .. where ' Hero keeps drawing paint on Heroine to forget her, and Heroines father comes and tells the goons if the guy doesn't love he must be kicked and a fight starts.. ofcourse hero hits everyone and then Police come and a policeman tries to understands the hero and tries to talk it out with him!!'..
This is itself is loud, and so atleast handling it in a subtle way will atleast make .. Take thattathin marayathu.. we open with a guy in a police station.. and police ask him about the story..and you tell yourself this character is really true!!
But in this movie, he placed in a foreign country.. and hero will be speaking in telugu.. Heroines father comes and begins to speak in telugu.. finally a police officer comes and speaks in telugu... and he outright finds this interesting and tries to find the truth..Thats so weird.. If you dont love someone, you wont shout like that around the world.. with unknown policemen..
The story doesnt need a foreign country there, as a fact it is a hindrance to the story.. Imagine few telugu guys walking around and speaking in telugu among foreigners.. this is more distracting than a typical set up.. so you spent more money just to show off!!
When you are taking a story.. if you dont want to make an experiment.. take something usual and work in usual way no problem.
if you are taking up something that is new, stick to it, adding commercial stuff to it neither satisfies a guy who loves movies nor guys who want masala.. only few people end up watching it.. and then you keep saying I tried something new but audience didnt accept.. my question did you stay loyal to the story at all first??
The bad thing is , now producers who are ready to spend 40 crores knowing that it is not neccesary then will think twice to invest on a project that is honest!!..
These kind of attempts in a way kill new genre cinema!!
One more film I quote is '1' nenokkadine..I hear few guys saying that it is a master piece and we didnt appeaciate it.. This film really starts well actually.. but then repeated dialogues, and weird acting from the doctor, policemen take us away from the story.. An item song is the final nail in the coffin.. and again a weird character of Posani in UK kills the flow!!
WHy do you create weird chracters that jump away from the flow.. when you are attemting a psychological thriller??..
Bramhanandam's , posani 's wont work if you are trying new stuff!!
Take soodhu kavvum.. you just stick to the characters from the start and you laugh and cry with them..
The thing is .. we dont have proper films with proper research ... nor we have have sensible films either.. Watching Banglore days.. made me wonder.. what a beauty malayalam industry is..
The logic is simple, you need a proper script first.. only then star power will add value.. if you want a star power.. plz dont try something new.. this will kill the oppurtunities for the coming years.. and producers will blame audience that they are not ready to watch new movies!!
Dulquer Salman, Nazriya nazim, Nivin Pauly... these guys are amazing in all the movies I have seen... This is what stardom is!! High time TFI learn from them!!..