Whether Bejoy Nambiar’s eagerly-awaited Taish turns out to be as watchable as the trailer remains to be seen. What’s for certain is that this is a BIG-screen experience. Big in terms of visual mounting and emotional volume.
Most OTT content in India scales down its vision in accordance with the size of the screen, not Taish. A sense of looming foreboding runs through the trailer as tempers run high, and blood flows into the river of mortality.
I have always liked the dramatic tension that writer-director Bejoy Nambiar generates through his characters’ unspoken rage and anxiety. Harshavardhan Rane, a neglected actor if ever there was one, seems to swathed in deep anguish in Taish. But the actual focus of the dramatic tension is Jim Sarbh and Pulkit Samrat who give the intense proceedings their best shot. Pun intended.
Sarbh has already garnered a reputation for delivering the goods. But Samrat, I find to be grossly underused in Hindi cinema. His comic timing and dramatic pitch are equally polished. Given a chance this chap can soar with a solid script. Taish seems to have provided Pulkit Samrat with the wide platform that his acting chops deserve.
Almost everyone in Taish seems to be running away from his or her own shadow. There is a wedding at the centre of the plot. This, one could make out from the trailer. But the wedding doesn’t seem to be an occasion of merrymaking. The bride, played by Kriti Kharbanda hides immense sorrow in her simmering eyes.
The trailer of Taish brims over with anguish rage and grief. There is laughter too. But it’s uneasy laughter that reminds us that desolation is durable. Joy is a fugitive.
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