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Sunny movie review: This Jayasurya film is deeply shallow

Sunny, performed by Jayasurya, is a person on the ledge (figuratively talking). He can leap to his loss of life any second. He’s haunted by suicidal ideas, and believes he’s value extra lifeless than alive. And within the isolation enforced by the pandemic, his life turns into extraordinarily insupportable. He has already determined to take his personal life as a part of his plan to unravel all his monetary and emotional issues. So he decides to drink himself to loss of life in a luxurious suite, which as soon as hosted music nice AR Rahman.

We knew that Sunny was betrayed by his good friend in business and lost all his funding in Dubai. He has come to Kochi to flee from the troubles within the overseas land. His marriage is failing and the isolation has exacerbated his troubles. We get all this data from a 2-minute trailer of the movie. Surprisingly, the 92-minute film fails to develop on all of the plot factors. The film is simply an extrapolation of the trailer with lots of gradual pans, close-up photographs and deliberate background rating.

Sunny is shallow. Despite its topic, we don’t discover any deeper which means to jot down residence about. Sunny’s monetary or emotional issues aren’t distinctive, and neither does the film provide any special approach on these issues. It doesn’t dig deeper and divulges the hidden strands of Sunny’s emotional turmoil, which may draw us into the narrative. Despite this film being a one-character movie, director Ranjith Sankar explores Sunny’s issues and his redemption in broad strokes. He fails to attain the extent of intimacy that is usually anticipated of such a cinematic endeavour.

Sunny has just a few redeeming qualities and these come within the vocal performances of Siddique and Innocent. They are the alternative forces dictating Sunny’s strikes. Siddique is a menacing voice that is pushing Sunny in the direction of the sting, whereas Innocent has an angelic voice that retains Sunny’s sanity intact. The utilized intimacy within the voices of Siddique and Innocent is surprisingly interesting.

In a means, Sunny additionally works as an academic film about how small interventions on the proper time can forestall some tragedies. It may simply be a cellphone name, or only a loud ‘hey’ that may pull individuals again. Sunny additionally seems like a promotion of how successfully the Kerala authorities dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic. A cop, who continuously stays in contact with Sunny, extending his help to get him by the quarantine interval. And in desperation, when Sunny asks the faceless cop to get a bottle of alcohol for him, the smart cop, who understands Sunny’s state of affairs, arranges for a name with a counsellor.

Mental well being is to not be taken flippantly.

Sunny is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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