Awe! Movie Review: A New Trendsetter with New Perspective and New story
Cast: Nithya Menen, Kajal Aggarwal, Regina Cassandra, Murali Sharma, Eesha Rebba, Srinivas Avasarala
Director: Prasanth Varma
Banner: Wall Poster Cinemas
Music Director: Mark K Robin
Awe is not only one of the most innovative and intriguing film of the year, but in the last three years. Right from the first look poster to character first look posters, teasers to trailers, the film enhanced the expectations to the sky high. Adding to all this is the fact that Nani debuts as a producer with this film. Yes, Nani fell in love with Prashanth Varmas creative script and came forward to produce it voluntarily. So what is it that drove Nani to promote this story? Read on to find out now.
Its a compilation of multiple stories unfolding simultaneously. Strangely, the stories took place at a food court. The film starts with a disturbed and distressed girl who hints at death multiple times, theres a girl, who is trying to convince her parents about her lesbian lover, there is a boy who is creating a time machine, to find out his parents, an arrogant magician, who challenges with a small girl that he is great than any other in the world, a young and unprofessional chef, who desperately trying to find a job, a beautiful and rocker chic girl, who also happens to be a drug addict, is making plans to steal a huge amount of money along with her fianc. Between these stories, there is and a talking fish and tree!
How are these stories connected? What is the common point that ties them together? For all these questions, you have to watch the film on the silver screen.
The debut director Prashanth Varma is a master storyteller, who perfectly reveals the story, layer by layer, as if peeling an onion. Every scene is outlined perfectly before it translates into reality, but it is a refreshing concept so far in Telugu Cinema. Each characters story unfolds a different theme, perfectly reflecting its mood.
The biggest asset of this film is that its not your regular commercial film. There is a mystery element in the film and Prasanth Varma blended all the elements very perfectly. So, we will respect it by not revealing the same so that you go watch it in the theatres. This film truly deserves it. In fact, it stands out for being different, unique and one-of-a-kind. The gripping story will hook ou right from the word go. But it all comes together in a well-planned climax.
Moving on to actors, Kajal Aggarwal, Nithya Menen, Regina Cassandra, Murali Sharma, Eesha Rebba, Srinivas Avasarala supported one another with amazing performances. But if we have to choose one actor in particular, it has to be Regina Cassandra, who completely lived the character. Awe is brilliant with superlative visuals by Karthik Ghattamaneni. Last but not the least, the touching background score echoes as you leave the theatre.
Watch out for the astounding climax that is sure to blow your mind, even if you didnt like what you saw till then.
One should appreciate brilliant direction of Prasanth Varma and the idea itself must be celebrated. As a movie buff and a writer who relishes anything unique, I enjoyed the film Awe!, apart from being in awe of AWE!
Awe team, take a big bow!