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A Yellow Bird (2016)

Siva, a Singaporean-Indian man is released after in prison for contraband smuggling. Unable to find forgiveness form his mother, he begins a quest to locate his ex-wife and daughter. Just ... See full summary »

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K Rajagopal
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Credited cast:
Sivakumar Palakrishnan Sivakumar Palakrishnan ... Siva
Lu Huang
Seema Biswas
Udaya Soundari Udaya Soundari
Nithiyia Rao Nithiyia Rao
Indra Chandran Indra Chandran
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcus Mok ... Mr. Leng
Wilson Ng Wilson Ng ... Former Boss
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Siva, a Singaporean-Indian man is released after in prison for contraband smuggling. Unable to find forgiveness form his mother, he begins a quest to locate his ex-wife and daughter. Just as he finds solace and hope in the company of an illegal Chinese prostitute, he is confronted with an unbearable truth about his family. How far he will go in order to redeem himself from guilt? Written by ahmetkemalondin

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Drama

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What a snoozefest...
23 August 2018 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I stumbled upon "A Yellow Bird" in the Asian section of available movies on Netflix. And not having heard about it, it did catch my attention right away. I read the synopsis and just had to watch the movie, because the synopsis sounded like this could very well be a great drama.

But oh boy was I wrong. So very, very wrong. This was an amazingly long snoozefest, bordering on being downright torture. I suppose that it was an indie movie in every sense of the words, but are you kidding me this was boring. There was nothing much of any worth happening throughout most of the movie. Most of the scenes were endless scenes where the characters just milled about and doing nothing productive or crucial to the storyline. It felt like 90% of the entire movie was just filling put in there to make the suffering longer.

I will say that the cast actually did good jobs with their roles, and they portrayed their characters very realistic and definitely brought a very real-life quality to the movie. But that did very little to alleviate on the boredom and pointlessness that permeated throughout the entire movie.

I managed to stick with the entire 2 hours that the movie ran for, though it felt like a day. And I am not kidding you when all important scenes in the movie could have been amassed up to about a good 30 minutes. The rest was just pointless filling.

This is not a movie that supports multiple viewings.


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Singapore | France

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Tamil | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

8 December 2016 (Singapore) See more »

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