What actually works against Afsal Abdul Latheef’s ‘Pathrosinte Padappukal’ is its quirky trailer that had scaled up the expectations regarding the film to the skies. But on screen, the film hardly lives up to the hype, and turns out to be a prolonged series of jokes and one liners – some of which work, and some of which don’t – sans a solid tale to sprinkle them in.
This cat and mouse tale directed by Jonás Cuarón, somehow reminded me of Spielberg’s ‘Duel’ (1971), and is a combo of some real mushy, basic survival tale and a primary social treatise of sorts. It does have its fair share of thriller moments, but somehow falls short of being that absolutely satisfying thrill fare that you expect it to be. Continue reading “Desierto (2015) Mexican Movie Short Review”