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Arun (Siddharth) falls for his college friend Parvathi (Amala Paul) who is trying to reconcile herself to the fact that her parents are heading for a messy divorce. Both the lovers have a different perspective towards love and soon they split. Written by
When Love is in the air, Failure is around the corner
Are you in Love? Do you want to fall in love? Or else you just don't want to fall in love but want to know about love? Before seeking knowledge about LOVE, understand one ground rule, BOYS CAN NEVER UNDERSTAND GIRLS. When this rule is underlined and understood completely, then there is no need to explain what love (especially for boys). Love is all about understanding girls and what they want. And that is the USP of Siddharth's latest film which hit the screens. "LOVE FAILURE" which has been produced by Siddharth himself on his Etaki Entertainments banner and is directed by, Balaji Mohan who earlier made some short films on similar theme.
One peep into the film, you will know why is everyone (almost, if I am right) are talking about this one. Love Failure is all about Arun (Siddharth) talking about his breakup with Parvati (Amala Paul) and the reasons for their break up and subsequent patch up. In between we are served with break up of several other couples, some young, some about to get married and some in the middle-age of their lives.
Rather than the story, it is the screenplay which makes all the difference for this film. The Director just makes the hero talk to the audience and present his case of understandings and misunderstandings. Through the journey of Arun, in which he touches the lives of Cathy and John, Parvati's parents (Suresh and Surekha Vani) and his own friend Vignesh, he makes us relate to our own stories and our own failures.
Each and every moment of love-life relies on a thin balance and if that balance tilts, failure is just around the corner. Perhaps, there is no other relation in the world which is as brittle as a glass other than the relation of loving each other. Gaining the trust of the partner and maintaining that trust and understanding the emotional needs of the other is the basis on which the foundation of love rests. The more you experience Failure in Love, the more you learn about life and evolve as an individual. That is the essence and message of "Love Failure".
Balaji Mohan gave such a wonderful treat with such guts, that one doesn't feel the need for any songs and there are none in the second half till the climax happens. That is the beauty of Love Failure, it is conventionally unconventional. A refreshing change in cinema, considering the recent films which ask you to leave your brains and heart at home. Balaji Mohan's debut is noteworthy as more can be expected of him in way of story telling techniques which would be new to Indian cinema.
Siddharth has certain boyish quality about him which makes us believe him to be that college going boy. He has by now should have mastered the way of walking through these roles but Sid just manages to impresses us time and again with his dialogue delivery and confused expressions, thanks to the freshness in the screenplay and the scenes.
Amala Paul is going to be the talked about girl after this film. Finally there is an actress who can act than just remain beautiful. Amala essayed the role of Parvati with such conviction that she may be rechristened as Parvati in real life. It was the most commendable performance by an actress in recent times on Telugu screen. She makes a good pair for Siddharth and she has some depth in her characterization with her family life in shambles with her parents going for a divorce. She brings out those subtle variations admirably which augur well for her future.
The supporting cast of Suresh, Surekha Vani did well. One should say that Suresh really emoted well in some scenes which do not have a precedent (in my knowledge) in Southern cinema. The guys who have acted as friends for Siddharth did good job of evoking laughter through their acts.
The technical departments are great with Nirav P Shah claiming credit for the cinematography whereas TS Suresh with his scissors. But was this really SS Thaman who gave music for the film? He sounded so different and it is refreshing to note that this music director has so much of variation. Thaman proved to all his critics that he can give refreshing musical score. His background score really manages the movie nicely. The onus now is on the directors of Tollywood to get the best of this guy.
And finally, a word of appreciation to Siddharth as a producer and his production team. You did a great job of sticking to your judgment despite facing lots and lots of criticism and negative vibes which were spread in the market. You gave a great film, might be urbane but very identifiable to anyone and everyone. Whatever might be the box-office fate of the film, I shall just say 'thank you' for well spent 2 hours in the film and this thanks comes from me as a viewer than a reviewer.
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