Thriller films, psychological thriller films work because they become a discussion point among their fans. However, that question shouldn’t be ‘why was this film made?’ Unfortunately, Kalki Koechlin’s recent outing in the streaming world, The Job, has us ask that question.
The film seems long even at 14 minutes, and that’s because the director has a penchant for the character. Even an amateur can tell you how to decrease the film’s length by a good 50 percent – and that’s the sweet spot for a short film. The Job is about a young, female expat (Kalki) who’s working in a company and cannot afford to leave the job. She has an ailing mother at home, who rues the fact that there’s no social security in ‘this country’.
What’s Wow: Kalki is a natural in front of the camera and watching her perform any character is a job.
What’s Blah: Unfortunately, the direction and screenplay turn the short film into a confusion and you aren’t quite sure about several things. While that works in a thriller, these are not the kind of questions an audience wants unanswered.
Parting Shot: The Job leaves the audience confused, and not in a good way.
Cast: Kalki Koechlin
Producer: Kushal Srivastava
Director: Siddharth Sinha
Co Producer: Atul Pupneja
Executive Producer: Rahul Kapoor
You can watch the short film below
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