Saturday, August 16, 2014

I Saw the Devil (ruined by bollywood as EK VILLIAN)

Monkey Rating: 8/10
personally, subjectively, i would rate this movie a 9/10

genre: crime, drama, thriller, gore, slasher

waddabout: When his pregnant fiancee becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a secret agent blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.

i say: this is one of my favourite films. it has been ruined in india by a substandard remake by the name of 'ek villian'. i saw the devil is gritty, emotional, realistically and artistically gore filled and psychologically precise. it does not waste any time on unwanted scenes, establishes everything at an apt and rapid pace and tells its story in a nerve wrecking manner that is commendable.

The music in the movie holds the entire film together - storytelling in the absence of dialogues. The cinematography is sharp and gritty, left raw on purpose at times to showcase the animalistic rage filled moments : for eg in the scene where the villian shoots the hero with a shot gun (see trailer). The performances by both the leads are PERFECT. The use of art and props as subtext in the film are brilliant - the fishing rod as a weapon to show catch and release, the angel wings in the car to contrast the devil within, the minimalism in the lead characters house to establish loneliness and so on.

i personally cant get enough of this movie. i ahve watched it 3 times in one week. but i suggest kids and people who cant handle blood and gore do not watch this film. AND PLEASE DO NOT WATCH THE BOLLYWOOD REMAKE OF THIS INCREDIBLE FILM.

Pushkaraj S Shirke

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