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Teddy film evaluate: Arya, Sayyeshaa and the teddy bear are let down by Shakti Soundar Rajan

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Teddy film star solid: Arya, Sayyeshaa
Teddy film director: Shakti Soundar Rajan
Teddy film rankings: 2 stars

Filmmaker Shakti Soundar Rajan’s newest movie Teddy jogged my memory of director Fazil’s Vismayathumbathu. The 2004 film, starring Mohanlal and Nayanthara, is a few lady’s spirit that has been separated from her comatose physique, and the efforts of a person to unite the 2.

Teddy works on comparable traces. The movie follows Shiva (Arya) as he makes an attempt to reunite Srividya’s (Sayyeshaa) soul along with her physique, which is being stored in a drug-induced coma. The movie begins with Srividya travelling on a bus along with her school mates. The bus crashes into an individual on a motorcycle and Srividya volunteers to assist the injured biker.

She additionally will get injured in her try. As she accompanies the injured individual to hospital in an ambulance, the hospital employees gives to present her first help. The unscrupulous hospital staff drug her, and a scuffle throughout this drug-induced state ends along with her spirit leaving her physique. Her wandering spirit takes refuge in a stuffed teddy bear. A couple of minutes later she, now within the physique of a teddy bear, finds herself in an nearly empty passenger prepare, the place Shiva is combating a number of unhealthy guys to guard the dignity of a helpless lady. And identical to that Srividya finds her saviour in Shiva.

Rajan appears to have an issue in greedy the that means of “a race against time”. Virtually all of his movies revolve round a scenario that requires undivided consideration and efforts of the protagonist to stop an impending disaster. However, the director appears to care two hoots concerning the pressing scenario and refuses to alter the tempo of his movies. His narrative sample was the identical in Mitunan, a film a few zombie apocalypse, and Tik Tik Tik, the place an asteroid hits the earth. The characters in his motion pictures not often really feel the stress of an unfolding disaster, thus denying the viewers edge-of-the-seat moments.

For instance, Srividya in Teddy’s physique will not be traumatized by what has occurred to her. She isn’t bothered that criminals who’ve her physique can harvest her organs. She spends time taking part in PUBg and hanging round Shiva, whereas he reads Who Moved My Cheese?. There may be additionally a tune as they each sit back and bond over ice-creams and take a stroll on the seashore.

That mentioned, Rajan’s particular results crew has performed a stable job with the stuffed teddy bear character. The CG work on the speaking and strolling teddy bear is seamless and really plausible. However, it’s simply not sufficient to maintain this film. It ought to have been a melting pot of all issues motion: continuous setpieces, elaborately designed chase sequences, hand-to-hand fight, gunfight, and naturally, combat sequences. As a substitute, we get a water-down love story that squeezes all pleasure and pressure out of huge concepts like worldwide human organ racket, out-of-body expertise, eidetic reminiscence and, final however not the least, a strolling and speaking teddy bear.

Teddy streaming on Disney plus Hotstar. 

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