Teddy Movie Review
ORE AST REW
- Gnanavel Raja
- Shakti Soundar Rajan
- Sayesha Saigal
- Tulasi Shivamani
- Music Composer:
- The story and direction are good
- Arya’s performance
- The film is technically sound
- Logical loopholes are visible
“Teddy,” the animated live-action fantasy film, is scripted and directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan. The film stars “Arya” and Sayesha Saigal in the lead roles. Gnanavel Raja produced the film. “D Imman” composed the music. Yuva cranked the camera and editing is by Shivanandeeswaran. Shakshi Agarwal, “Sathish,” Magizh Thirumeni, “Karunakaran,” Shabeer Kallarakkal, Pradeep K Vijayan and Tulasi Shivamani are in the supporting roles.
Sree, a young girl, is kidnapped by an organ trafficking mafia. Due to the medicines' heavy dosage, Sree goes into a coma and her soul departs from her body and possesses a Teddy. She doesn’t know if she is alive or not. Teddy meets Shiva, who suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Will Shiva understand Teddy’s real situation? What happened to Sree? The rest is dealt with some interesting sequences.
Arya did a good job and he fits well in character. Sayesha didn’t have much work in this film. The rest of the cast has done what is asked of them.
Shakti Soundar Rajan had always tried out a different genre, which is very rare in Indian cinema. We already saw his effort in “Miruthan” and Tik Tik Tik and wondered about his dedication and hard work. This time, he tried to engage the audience with a live-action animated film with Arya. Sometimes, we are made to feel that the cinematic liberties are taken for granted and had been used a bit extra. The VFX scenes are well-made and impress the kids and elders. The cinematography is fantastic and so does Imman’s music.
What’s Not There?
Although the film didn’t give 100% satisfaction to the audience, it is quite interesting to watch the film's unique script. Once again, Shakti proved that he is different from other makers in designing scripts. Teddy – watchable!