Producer: Chandra Pemmaraju
Director: Chandra Pemmaraju
Cast: Melanie Kannokada, Arjun Gupta, Lavrenti Lopes, Michael Derek, Rob Byrnes, Aaron Katter, Ryan Vigilant, Leah Kavita, Carolyn Korale
Music: Dan Omelia, Robopop, Wired Beats
An unconventional love story set in a New York summer, this film follows the lives of three friends. Each of the young men, Rahul, Tom and Bhavuk, falls in love with Seeta, a young woman of Indian origin who lives with her American foster parents. The men meet Seeta at different stages of their lives and gradually fall in love with her. The only problem is that Seeta does not believe in love, and they also realise they are in love with the same woman. What happens next forms the crux of the story.
The film has a certain artificiality attached to it. From direction to acting, everything is stilted and counterfeit. There are moments that are either unnecessary or fail to evoke any emotion. The film is also patchy and inconsistent and does not keep you hooked. In fact, the second half starts to get boring.
Director Chandra Pemmaraju fails to perk up and constrict the script. He does handle some scenes with aplomb but the basic premise of the story is a disappointment. Everyone associated with the technical department of this film from writing to execution to music to background score to editing is a letdown. Dialogue is clichéd. Cinematography is mediocre.
Performance-wise, Melanie Kannokada looks comfortable on screen and gets into her character’s skin. She stays true to her role throughout. Arjun Gupta does well. Lavrenti Lopes fits the bill. The rest of the cast lends adequate support.