Solo movie review: This bilingual romantic thriller made in Malayalam and Tamil has hit theatres in Kerala and Tamil Nadu today on 5th October, while the rest of the country will be able to catch this innovative film from Friday i.e. the 6th of October. The solo movie has been directed, written and co-produced by Bejoy Nambiar who has earlier directed Hindi films like Shaitaan (2011) and Wazir (2016) that were lauded by the critics. This is the director’s maiden regional language venture as a director. The film stars Dulquer Salmaan in the lead role.
Plot: Solo movie is an anthology that comprises of four different stories with each of them resting on the four symbolic elements of Earth (Rudra), Fire (Siva), Water (Shekhar) and Wind (Trilok). Dulquer Salmaan features as the lead character in all four stories.These four portions of the film are called World of Rudra, World Of Siva, World Of Shekhar, and World Of Trilok. In the first portion, which is the world of Shekhar, Dulquer Salmaan is seen as a long-haired young college student with a stammer who falls for a dancer named Radhika (Dhansika) who is blind. In the second portion which is the world of Rudra, the lead actor is an Army officer named Lt, Rudra Ramachandran and the lead female character is portrayed by actress Neha Sharma.
In the world of Siva, Dulquer plays a violent gangster and then appears as an earnest and determined man with a purpose in the world of Trilok opposite Arthi Venkatesh.
Performances: DQ has managed to hit the right chord with all the four characters he gets to play in this anthology. Immense hard work has gone into developing each character’s traits and that is translated on-screen in the form of powerful performances. The supporting cast manages to put in their best too.
The music, background score and sharp editing are the strong points in the film, that guarantees a visual experience that is rarely achieved in films these days. Bejoy Nambiar who has made his debut into regional film direction does not disappoint with his vision for the film as well as its execution.