Release Date : October 06, 2023
123telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5
Starring: Hebah Patel, Ram Karthik, Naresh, Pavitra Lokesh, Ratna Shekar Reddy, Jayaprakash, Deborah Doris, Lakshmi Narayana
Director: Viplove Koneti
Producer: Viplove Koneti
Music Director: Sri Charan Pakala
Cinematographers: Anantharag Kaavuri, Ajay V. Nag
Editor: Dharmendra Kakarala
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Hebah Patel’s new film The Great Indian Suicide has now arrived on Aha. The film is written and directed by Viplav Koneti. Let’s see how the film is.
Hemanth (Ram Karthik) is an orphan who runs a coffee shop along with his friend. He falls for Chaitra (Hebah Patel), who provides cookies for his business. Hemanth proposes Chaitra, but the latter disagrees initially. Hemanth decides to leave the city so that he can forget the memories of Chaitra. When Hemanth is about to leave, Chaitra expresses her love for Hemanth.
Chaitra says she can’t marry Hemanth as she is about to die in a few days. She further tells Hemanth that her family is committing a mass suicide. Why did Chaitra’s family make such a shocking decision? What did Hemanth do next? This forms part of the story.
The film deals with the mass suicide/cult suicide concept, based on which a few documentaries have been made so far. There is no doubt that The Great Indian Suicide is inspired by Burari Deaths, but the treatment is different here. A family wants to commit mass suicide so that one of their deceased members can return to life. The protagonist falls in love with the female lead, who belongs to the family, and he tries to find out who actually is influencing others. The plot idea is fascinating.
If one believes the film is just about the mass suicide concept, then you are in for a few surprises. The last half an hour is packed with unexpected twists that keep coming at you continuously. They are surprising and disturbing at the same time. The director addressed a few issues at the end and tried to link them with the core point, which is appreciable.
Hebah Patel is superb in her role, and she performs to the tee. Ram Karthik did a fine job as the person who tries to unlock the mystery. Naresh, Pavitra Lokesh, Ratna Shekar Reddy, and Deborah Doris were good in their respective roles.
For movies like The Great Indian Suicide, the pacing needs to be very fast so that the impact would be solid. But this film slows down in the mid portions for a brief amount of time, and proceedings become boring. Scenes that should have been more thrilling were presented in a generic manner.
Also, a few unnecessary scenes are included in the film, which could have been avoided completely. They take up a considerable amount of screen time. Instead, the makers could have concentrated more on the detailing part. Jayaprakash’s role could have been etched better as his character goes missing after a while.
There was more scope for having horror elements, but it was surprising as the makers sidelined that aspect after a point in time. The film may not be suitable for family viewing as a few scenes would be uncomfortable to watch.
Sri Charan Pakala’s background score is effective, while the songs are decent. Anantharag Kaavuri and Ajay V. Nag’s cinematography is good. The production values are decent, but the editing needed a few corrections.
Coming to the director, Viplove Koneti, he chose a very intriguing concept and tried to address a few social issues with the film, which is appreciable. The screenplay should have been watertight for a subject like this, but the slow pacing and inclusion of a few scenes brought down the impact.
On the whole, The Great Indian Suicide has an interesting premise, but the film isn’t entirely gripping. The last half an hour is filled with multiple twists, which are tough to guess, and this is where the movie turns highly engrossing. Hebah Patel and others did a very fine job. A better presentation of the mid-portions would have made a world of difference. If you could ignore the slow pacing, the film would end up being a passable watch this weekend.
123telugu.com Rating: 2.75/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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