5 Reasons why Suraj Sharma and Shweta Tripathi starrer The Illegal should be next on your watchlist!

24 . Mar . 2021
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The wait is over! Internationally acclaimed and highly anticipated Suraj Sharma and Shweta Tripathi starrer The Illegal is now available for movie fans on Amazon Prime Video. This Danish Renzu directorial, premiered today in India is a gritty drama that revolves around a young film student from India who is keen to support his family as an undocumented worker in the U.S. Besides having an unconventional plot and excellent performances, here are a few reasons that make this unapologetic tale of survival a must watch:

Keeps you engaged with its intriguing plot

With a simple storyline and a simpler depiction of characters, The Illegal promises to keep you engaged right from the beginning. Subtle yet powerful performances by Suraj Sharma, Hannah Masi, Shweta Tripathi, Iqbal Theba, Jay Ali, Adil Hussain, Danny Vasquez, and Neelima Azim keeps you gripped throughout and waiting to know what happens next. Through a strong narrative, the film mirrors the harsh realities of the young migrants who journey to America in search of a better life, but end up struggling to make the ends meet.

The film takes a rational and reasonable route

While the film could take a melodramatic route, the makers made sure to keep it as grounded and realistic as possible, making the it all the more relatable. Instead of having an usual, conventional and happy ending, the film went onto having an unconventional climax and ends on a hopeful note, uncovering the struggles of people in and around the protagonist who are merely holding on to the hope of an “American dream”.

Mind-blowing performances by Life of Pi actor Suraj Sharma and Laakhano me EK Girl Shweta Tripathi

The film stars some brilliant and versatile actors including Suraj Sharmaand Shweta Tripathi in pivotal roles.The duo play brother and sister in the movie and their chemistry and camaraderie will make you go hug your sibling tight.  The struggles and triumphs of the migrant in the film are aptly projected by the BAFTA-nominated actor Suraj who was last seen in Life of Pi winning million hearts.

A Danish Renzu Creation- Do we need to say more?

The Illegal is directed, written and co-produced by Danish Renzu a critical acclaim filmmaker who has made his mark in various film festivals globally. Some of his best creations include  feature film Half Widow (2017) which received global recognition and was praised with rave reviews  globally. The man is back with another unmissable masterpiece.

The Illegal is a multiple International Awards winner

The film was shortlisted for the Oscars for the Best Picture Category besides winning Special Award for Discovering India in the Mumbai International film Festival, Best Feature Critics Choice in Vancouver South Asian Film Festival along with Best Film Jury Mention and Best Feature Audience Award in DC South Asian Film Festival. With such a moving and suspenseful storyline, highly appreciable performances and great direction, the success of the film was a given!