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A high action film adaption of a classic cards game.
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Mohan Subramanian’s short film revolving around the classic card game Donkey/Ass is action-packed and full of tension. The film follows three friends who are determined to win the game at any cost. The narrative is intercut with exterior fight choreography which visualises the contest and makes the game more intense. As for the dialogue, the absence of it didn’t hinder the film from making sense.

The film heavily relies on visual imagery and music to convey the tone to the audiences. As mentioned before, the cinematography is great, and the fight choreography, as well as the performances, are executed brilliantly. The use of music plays a crucial role in building up the tension, and it successfully did so. Even though some general viewers might find the film overstretched, it will undoubtedly attract fans of the action genre.

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the sound and editing of the film are commendable too. Though a reasonable film, the short could have been cut down a bit, improving its overall impact. Leaving aside the minor gap, Mohan Subramanian’s short film involving the card game Donkey/Ass sets up a beautiful, tense and action-filled arena with fantastic performances, making it a must-watch for fans of the action genre.

Brief Synopsis

A film adaptation of the cards game, “Donkey/Ass”. This short visualizes this classic game in a whole new level. Watch as a group of friends gather to play this intense game that quickly turns deadly – in their minds. With each round, the tension builds as they navigate through twists and turns, all while trying to defeat (and destroy) each other.
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Director(s): Mohan Subramanian
Writer(s): Mohan Subramanian
Cast: Buvi Ramanathan, Chrisbion Silas, Sangeeth Kumar, Sri Gayatri Sundar
Producer(s): Kiran Umesh
Director of Photography: Mohan Subramanian
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Runtime: 13 min

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A-Spade

A high action film adaption of a classic cards game.
3/5

Review

Mohan Subramanian’s short film revolving around the classic card game Donkey/Ass is action-packed and full of tension. The film follows three friends who are determined to win the game at any cost. The narrative is intercut with exterior fight choreography which visualises the contest and makes the game more intense. As for the dialogue, the absence of it didn’t hinder the film from making sense.

The film heavily relies on visual imagery and music to convey the tone to the audiences. As mentioned before, the cinematography is great, and the fight choreography, as well as the performances, are executed brilliantly. The use of music plays a crucial role in building up the tension, and it successfully did so. Even though some general viewers might find the film overstretched, it will undoubtedly attract fans of the action genre.

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the sound and editing of the film are commendable too. Though a reasonable film, the short could have been cut down a bit, improving its overall impact. Leaving aside the minor gap, Mohan Subramanian’s short film involving the card game Donkey/Ass sets up a beautiful, tense and action-filled arena with fantastic performances, making it a must-watch for fans of the action genre.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

A film adaptation of the cards game, “Donkey/Ass”. This short visualizes this classic game in a whole new level. Watch as a group of friends gather to play this intense game that quickly turns deadly – in their minds. With each round, the tension builds as they navigate through twists and turns, all while trying to defeat (and destroy) each other.
A-Spade Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Mohan Subramanian
Writer(s): Mohan Subramanian
Cast: Buvi Ramanathan, Chrisbion Silas, Sangeeth Kumar, Sri Gayatri Sundar
Producer(s): Kiran Umesh
Director of Photography: Mohan Subramanian
Animation:

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Subjects: ,
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Runtime: 13 min
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