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Dhrukkonam

A tense POV crime thriller set in India.
3/5

Review

Hrushikesh Reddy Vajrala’s short POV thriller is a gripping and thought-provoking exploration of underground criminality within a friendship group in India. The film takes us on a rollercoaster ride as we unravel the unsettling discovery of a gun in the possession of one of the friends.

The narrative structure of the film is highly experimental, with a series of long continuous shots that add a realistic edge to the story. This immersive technique, combined with the use of the Telugu language, adds an authentic and engaging layer to the plot.

The mockumentary-style cinematography is a standout feature of the film, providing a fascinating visual experience. However, at times, some sections may feel mundane, which could potentially detract from the overall pacing and tension.

Conspiracy and survival are central themes that drive the plot forward, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. The film successfully explores the consequences of desperate circumstances and the lengths people are willing to go to in order to overcome financial struggles.

The acting in this short film is credible, with each actor delivering performances that draw us into their characters’ emotions and dilemmas. Overall, Hrushikesh Reddy Vajrala has crafted a compelling narrative that offers a unique perspective on friendship, crime, and the human condition.

DHRUKKONAM

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Dhrukkonam

A tense POV crime thriller set in India.
3/5

Review

Hrushikesh Reddy Vajrala’s short POV thriller is a gripping and thought-provoking exploration of underground criminality within a friendship group in India. The film takes us on a rollercoaster ride as we unravel the unsettling discovery of a gun in the possession of one of the friends.

The narrative structure of the film is highly experimental, with a series of long continuous shots that add a realistic edge to the story. This immersive technique, combined with the use of the Telugu language, adds an authentic and engaging layer to the plot.

The mockumentary-style cinematography is a standout feature of the film, providing a fascinating visual experience. However, at times, some sections may feel mundane, which could potentially detract from the overall pacing and tension.

Conspiracy and survival are central themes that drive the plot forward, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. The film successfully explores the consequences of desperate circumstances and the lengths people are willing to go to in order to overcome financial struggles.

The acting in this short film is credible, with each actor delivering performances that draw us into their characters’ emotions and dilemmas. Overall, Hrushikesh Reddy Vajrala has crafted a compelling narrative that offers a unique perspective on friendship, crime, and the human condition.

DHRUKKONAM

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