Unfreedom full movie review - Read on. :)
"The film they don't want you to see"; because it's THAT bad. Okay, jokes apart, but this movie proves once and that knowing your way around camera and a good direction can only take you so far.
Okay, I'm not entirely saying that the concept of this movie/the premise is not good. It's worthy enough, but they somehow screwed it up.
Let's talk about some aspects of the movie.
1. Pace. The pace of the movie is wrong in all the places. The points where you want a slow pace for dramatic effect, are rushed and vice versa. Also the scenes cut to the other stories exactly when they shouldn't. At least, that's how I felt.
2. Dialogue/Script. The dialogue is not utter garbage, but it's not good either. And the constant flawed delivery of it makes it worse.
3. Acting. The acting is ridiculous. Especially by the girl who plays the role of Sakhi. She has a constant bland expression on her face the entire time. Her expressionless face ruins it all for you. And it's not just her. None of the actors are any good. The best actors in the movie are sub-par at best.
4. Nudity. The movie doesn't understand the difference between tasteful and much needed nudity, and nudity that's just for show and is utterly useless. The latter one can be observed right from the beginning and it puts the movie off to a REALLY bad start. The former, however, works really well and you'll even be observing it in the most powerful scene of this movie. Right at the end. The first few scenes really felt forced, if anything.
5. Plot. The trailer makes all plots look really good. You get a feeling all of it would connect in the end, or come full circle, or SOMETHING. But does it? Nope. All plots, no matter how major or minor are separate from each other. There is literally no connection between them, which is disappointing to say the least. I wonder what was the point of all those minor plots then, especially of that girl who loses her child. I mean, did they just wanted to portray tragedy for no specific reason, or something? Would've been better if they focused on only the two main plots. Or better yet, made two separate stand- alone movies, each with one.
I MAY BE partial, but the only plot out of them all that works well (enough) according to me, is the one that deals with sexuality issues in India. I mean, even that has its shortcomings, but it's the one that worked the best. It's sort of THE ONLY ONE that made it (almost) worth my time. The other (major) plot, the assassination one, didn't quite interest me. I'll even go as far as saying I didn't care for it AT ALL.
If you're strongly interested in any of the plots, like I was in the LGBT one, you'll like it. If neither of the (two major) plots interest you, skip it; you're not missing much.