Thrillers are difficult to make. You need the perfect script with zero loopholes and then you need the perfect performers. Even with all this, you need the direction to be so great that people should be ready to suspend their disbelief – at least till the film is over. Only then, do people really remember a thriller. In such a situation comes Laali, a short film that begins with showing us a mother’s love for her new born child.
As the film progresses, we are introduced to the husband, who seems to have a problem with the wife’s love for the child. As the film progresses, the audience is told more and more secrets, and nothing is as it is shown in the beginning.
What’s WOW: The screenplay of Laali is definitely the high point of the film. It portrays the characters and the audience can connect with them quickly. All through, it hides the real story, which comes as an impressive twist as the film progresses. The film uses minimal dialogue and background music to get the point across. The performances are par for the course too.
What’s Blah: There’s nothing quite blah about the film per se, but on the technical front, the dialogue and the sound mixing could have been better. It seems to be off in some places.
Parting Shot: Watch the film if you wish to experience a short, intelligent thriller.
Cast: Roopa Rayappa, Sujith Shetty
Story, Editing, Direction: Poojitha Prasad
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