29 October 2019 | nairtejas
Molecule Review: Luca (8 Stars)
Luca (English: given name) is an enchanting, indulgent, and genuinely affecting film about an artist, his inhibitions, and his fight against the world through art, the only thing that he knows. Tovino Thomas as the titular character and with a story that is more of a whodunit than a romantic drama made me go numb even as I took part in the director's extremely indulgent and nonchalant frames, following the two main characters as they slowly fall into a state of calm camaraderie. Except for the dull performance by Nithin George who plays a detective and a little bit of editing liberty taken by the makers, I didn't see any issues with Luca which needs to be seen and felt in the best way possible. Brilliant performances and very good writing, especially with the way Arun Bose and Mridul George carve the characters (all characters). (Don't go with Saina's DVD release as the audio in it is horrible. Let's hope this will be out on a streaming service soon.) TN.