Jallikattu movie review: An exhilarating ride

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Written by Shubhra Gupta
| New Delhi |

Updated: October 18, 2019 11:01:25 am


Jallikattu film overview: Lijo Jose Pellissery’s movie makes you suppose.

Jallikattu film forged: Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Santhy Balachandran
Jallikattu film director: Lijo Jose Pellissery
Jallikattu film ranking: 3.5 stars

A water buffalo is on the free in a Kerala village, and there may be, naturally, an uproar. Groups of males collect to go after the beast. The recreation is on, and we’re let into trademark Lijo Jose Pellissery territory: a layered exposition of masculinity and toxicity, and a savage touch upon how energy constructions maintain each women and men captive, and certain to their roles.

The buffalo is a technological marvel. It appears totally actual, because it goes crashing by the village roads, and the undergrowth. As the chase heats up and turns into extra intense, Pellissery retains taking moments to create actual characters, who show wiles and bile, outdated animosities and new lustful connections, as we’re led in the direction of the query that the movie needs to ask: is there any distinction between people and animals? Who is extra humane?

That individuals are difficult is a truism. As is what you see typically shouldn’t be what you get. Jallikattu works as each real-time exploration of the human psyche in addition to a parable, and we’re left each laughing and gasping, because the animal appears to be one-up on the collective smarts of the people.

Many acquainted faces from the director’s earlier motion pictures (Angamaly Diaries, Ee Ma Yau) are right here: the handsome Varghese, the impactful Jose, and lots of others. And like he did in his older ones, he manages to create each a carnival and a burlesque on this universe the place absurdities pile up and up, resulting in a climax, which feels good even whereas overstating its case, only a tad.

Jallikattu is an exhilarating journey, which additionally makes you suppose. At the tip of the day, because the cliche goes, is life all a couple of chase, as we seek for grace?

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