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Thoughts on Sleeplessly Yours

The timing of this film’s digital release is impeccable. It is the perfect film to watch during the lockdown…or perhaps not if you are looking for something to escape your lockdown struggles rather than something that mirrors it. Though the situation surrounding the characters in Sleeplessly Yours (directed by Sudeep Elamon and Goutham Soorya) is somewhat different from the one we are in, the cycle of emotions they go through or is more or less the same as what we are experiencing in this lockdown.

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Trance, Religion, Mental Health and Fahadh Faasil

Trance was a film I had been looking forward to ever since it was announced. And why not? It has Fahadh Faasil and it is directed by Anwat Rasheed (the latter had made Ustad Hotel last, a favorite). However, when the reviews came out mixed, I laid some of my expectations to rest. So I guess I can say I went into the film expecting to not enjoy it completely, but also to not find it unwatchable. And that is exactly what I got. Nevertheless, there were certain things in the film that really stood out to me, which is what I am trying to put down here.


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