Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lucia (2013) India

The great escape from the reality to illusion.

Drama | Romance | Science Fiction | Thriller

      From last few months I was wondering what the fuss over this movie. It was recognized and appreciated into the international arena. Many were comparing it to other great movies from different corners of the earth.It only made more curiosity in me and that led to have a peek into it. Just now had a chance to see it, so now I am here to share my view about it.

      I have not seen Kannada movies since last few years so I consider it is an opportunity to put me back on the track. It was the first Kannada movie produced by the audience. So there are lots of surprising stuffs in the movie as well in the making of it.

      Somehow I know Pawan Kumar because I saw his movies 'Pancharangi' and 'Manasaare'. Those both movies were really something different, one can't get better than that as per the standards of Indian films. He is famous for his slapstick comedies in his movies so I believe if you know the language your enjoyment will be double. When it comes to the actors of this movie I know no one but they all performed awesomely as per script demanded. The lead character who played Nikki, it will be his career best and will be remembered for very long. The actress too very sweet and cute who appeared in the movie as Swetha.

      The story was told in the two layers revealing the back stories of a coma patient. The movie centers around the mysterious pills called 'Lucia'. A pill which brings the dream in your sleep similar to reality. Just like the movie 'Limitless' it is an addictive and easily cannot be stopped. A young man who works in a theatre as a torch boy finds hard to sleep at night. One night he accidentally meets some strangers who suggest this pill. So begin to have a good life. He also gets a girlfriend for more than his lifestyle standards. The real trouble begins when his dream and reality collides makes him confuse over both. And the rest of the story tells how he gonna escape from the great play by illusion. It won't end there, there is parallel story too happen where crime branch investigates the case of a coma patient. So be prepared to get the surprised twists and turns in the last quarter of the story.

      The Hghlight of the movie was the presentation where one of the two layer was in black and white. Editing too had a good role in movies's shuffled order. As per my knowledge I guess this is the best ever movie made in Kannada to the international standards. A regional movie like this making big is the beginning to level up with Bollywood and maybe to overtake.

      It is highly recommended by me so get ready for the pure Indian magical touch. It is an Indian movie specially made to the international audience. Finally, hats off to Pawan Kumar who is the writer and director of the movie, expecting similar kinda works in future projects as well.

Similar movies:
Limitless, Vanilla Sky, Mr. Nobody, The Butterfly Effect, The Second World, Ruby Sparks

Suitable for:
Tween, Teen, Adult, All

Final verdict:
Ignore, Bad, Average, Good, Excellent

Lucia (2013) on IMDb

  • Tween: From age between 7 to 12
  • Teen: From age between 13 to 19
  • Adult: From age above 20
  • Ignore: Not worth watching
  • Bad: Not good but watchable
  • Average: 50-50, choice is always yours
  • Good: great certainly not masterpiece
  • Excellent: A must see, Masterpiece

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