Post from @DailyMovieSketch

Post from @DailyMovieSketch
Super Deluxe (2019)Directed by Thiagarajan KumararajaLast Thursday I watched Thiagarajan Kumararaja's second film @superdeluxethemovie at PVR Cinemas at Forum Mall. It was shown with English subtitles, so I was able to appreciate it better.It's certainly an experience watching the movie, which is a dark comedy / crime / drama, with four stories told in parallel — that of a group of youngsters watching a porn film and a gangster; an unfaithful wife, her husband and a dead body; a transgender woman and a kid; and that of a man who has found his own religion and whose faith is tested.This is just scratching the surface though, there's much more to it that can't be discussed without spoilers. The movie is definitely not for everyone. I liked it though, and the cinematic craft behind it (cinematography, music, acting, direction) is extraordinary. There is no single protagonist in the movie, the stories are all involving, it would suddenly surprise you by throwing WTF moments at you once in a while.The film comes from the director's production company "Tyler Durden and Kino Fist", there is a sudden bit of the Star Wars theme played on traditional Carnatic instruments, there are movie posters for "Aliens" and "Bulletproof Monk" on walls, and it seems that the entire film is taking place in some surreal alternate reality.Think "Pulp Fiction" crossed with "Repo Man", with the unique influences of the writers, all of whom are directors themselves. Kumararaja apparently gave outlines to them and then asked them to write different parts of the movie, and he combined it all together.It's a three hour long film and it was 3 AM when I reached home, but I still watched a fascinating 45 minute interview by @baradwajrangan with the writers. Highly recommended movie to watch — like it or not, you will come away with respect for the filmmakers for executing this vision. If you watch the above interview and rewatch the trailer after the movie, you'll have a better appreciation of it.I drew Ashwanth Ashokkumar as Raasukutty from the movie. The drawing was done with Bic ballpoint pens on A6 sketchbook and scanned. (More observations in first comment!) #436 / 9-Apr-19
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