365 Days

365 Days

2.8 131 Ratings

Directed by : Ram Gopal Varma

Release Date : | Length : 120 Minutes

  • Critics Rating 1.0/5
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The film directed by Ramgopal Verma stars Nandu and Anaika in the lead roles.

Verdict

“A RGV'ian lecture on how a marriage works! You seriously need it?”

365 Days Credit & Casting

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365 Days Audience Review

A movie as torturous as the marriage it is about!

| by Krishna Sripada |
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It is hard to account for the fall of one of India's greatest filmmakers Ram Gopal Varma. The man used to making movies with A-list actors producing one that stars Nandu and Anaika Soti is in itself a massive descent. Yet, it is hard to understand his perspective, hard to comprehend why almost like in an Ayn Rand novel, he is wiping away his own great legacy one movie at a time. He is outdoing himself with every new movie he makes and he is still making quite a few of them, for no apparent reason.

 

With so many story-writers lying around, one wonders why he chose a mundane marriage tale as his project. Boy and girl fall in love, sing a song in rain with obscenity pretending as artistic. They choose to get married and then fight about towels and problems that any mature person will know about after just finishing school. This documentary on marriage isn't exactly new to Indian audiences. We have seen 100s of them. Why then does he choose to make it all over again when he hasn't even given his twist to things is beyond anyone's comprehension. The jarring realisation is not about how bad the movie is but how bad Ram Gopal Varma's direction has been even while shooting simple courting scenes. The hero and heroine clearly look abnormal with their make-up and lack of lip-sync. They don't have any new dialogues - repeating the same ones you could hear in warring couples over generations. When there was no spark at the peak of their romance how will you expect a tragic heart-broken divorce? You don't even feel like caring for the characters, leave alone empathising with them. 

 

Posani, seen a lot these days in movies and Krishnudu hardly add anything to the movie. Surprisingly, this one at least got a clean chit from the Censor Board, a novelty for Varma's movies, most of which are A rated without a second thought. Anaika hardly looks like the muses Varma is famous for almost incapable of emoting beyond the cliched artist relying on a dubbed voice. Nandu looks laughably out of place as a troubled husband, laughably being the keyword. It is a movie you should thank yourself for not watching. Sadly, I cannot say the same!

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