Merry Christmas Overview 3.5/5 & Overview Score
MERRY CHRISTMAS is the story of two strangers and their unforgettable journey. Within the late 80s, Albert (Vijay Sethupathi) returns to his dwelling in Bombay after a number of years on Christmas Eve. His mom handed away a yr in the past and he is devastated over the loss. He goes out to have a drink. At a restobar, he meets Maria (Katrina Kaif) and her mute daughter, Annie (Pari Maheshwari Sharma). Albert and Maria begin speaking and shortly, Maria invitations him dwelling. She reveals that her husband Jerome (Luke Kenny) is dishonest on her. Albert, in the meantime, opens up about his useless girlfriend Rosie (Radhika Apte). Maria places Annie to sleep and goes out with Albert. After they return, they get the shock of their lives. And that is only the start of many twists and turns that await them.
MERRY CHRISTMAS relies on the guide ‘Le Monte-Cost’ by Frédéric Dard. Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti and Anukriti Pandey’s story is unconventional and gripping. Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti and Anukriti Pandey’s screenplay is charming and after a degree, does not let your consideration wander even for a second. However the writing stretches at some components. Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti and Anukriti Pandey’s dialogues are sharp and witty, particularly those mouthed by Vijay Sethupathi.
Sriram Raghavan’s route is bravura. The filmmaker’s distinct execution fashion and trademark stamp are seen from begin to end, be it within the movie’s classic elements, music and naturally, within the twists and turns. Additionally, this time he provides an out-of-the-box expertise as he makes use of the gradual burn method. In consequence, nothing stunning occurs till a couple of minutes earlier than the intermission. Submit-interval, the movie goes on a excessive as too many amusing and thrilling developments happen. From right here on, the viewers might be utterly on the sting of their seats. The climax is surprising.
On the flipside, the movie would possibly check the persistence of the viewers within the first half, particularly within the first quarter-hour. Ideally, the run time ought to have been two hours. The ending is a bit abrupt and it may not be acceptable to a few of the moviegoers. Lastly, the movie has a distinct segment enchantment and isn’t meant for the mass viewers.
Talking of performances, it’s a Vijay Sethupathi present with no shred of doubt. The actor, together with his deadpan expressions and dry sense of humour, takes the cake. Solely he might have pulled this function off so easily. Katrina Kaif additionally places her greatest foot ahead and delivers a stupendous efficiency. Sure scenes had been difficult however she manages to ship a convincing act. Sanjay Kapoor (Ronnie Fernandes) is entertaining. Vinay Pathak (Paresh Kamdar) is rocking, although he has restricted display time. Tinnu Anand (Albert’s uncle) and Pratima Kannan (Lakshmi; cop) depart an enormous mark. Ashwini Kalsekar (Scarlett) is there for only a scene and is memorable. Pari Maheshwari Sharma is cute. Luke Kenny and Radhika Apte are truthful in cameo appearances.
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Pritam’s music is well-woven into the narrative. The title monitor and ‘Raat Akeli Thi’ are one of the best of the lot. ‘Nazar Teri’ and ‘Dil Ki Mez Pe’ are simply okay. Daniel B George’s background rating enhances the impression, particularly within the climax.
Madhu Neelakandan’s cinematography is topnotch. Mayur Sharma’s manufacturing design is reasonable but interesting. The identical applies to Anaita Shroff Adajania and Sabina Halder’s costumes. Hira Yadav and Sunil Rodrigues’ motion is devoid of gore and is minimal. Pooja Ladha Surti’s modifying might have been sharper.
On the entire, MERRY CHRISTMAS is a well-made thriller and is laced with a wonderful efficiency by Vijay Sethupathi. On the field workplace, it’ll want a robust phrase of mouth to succeed because it appeals solely to the multiplex viewers within the city areas.