Aruvi(2017) — review

Movie: Aruvi

Brilliance of screenplay irony:

  • — The scene at the shooting set after the shooting, fights with that cheater, exploitative guy.
    The irony arises from the numbness/indifference of the actress, and the way she makes puppets out
    of the shooting crew, which for a change have to face real life-or-death drama rather than the
    made-up things they shoot. Not to mention the background bass.

  • — The idealist wannabe director’s impractical dream story to direct.

  • — The role reversal of the prima donna actress serving tea.

  • — Ofcourse, the mock-tv show, of the actress.

Some things about the movie that left me cold though
* — The manner how the protagonist got HIV infection is a rather low probabilty and rare method(it had to go from the live blood of coconut seller to, any bleeding gums in the protagonist mouth or other bleeding wounds in the digestive tract), and the director had to reach for it to avoid the pre-marital sex taboo culture. I personally think it is a meaningless one to stick to. (Not that i suggest we let US style marketing and companies use dating and sex as a lure. Ironically, sticking to cultural excuses would drive some youth to that approach only. )

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