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Introduction This is an English-Telugu film, an American independent film directed by Sripal Sama. This cinematic movie takes us on a journey through a fateful

How Is That For A Monday? Movie Review

How Is That For A Monday? Movie Review English Movie Review
Review for the film " How Is That For A Monday?"
Runtime: 01 Hour 28 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 27-10-2023
Genre: Drama
2.5 / 5.0
3.88 / 5.0

CAST & CREW


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  • Producer:
  • Radhika Srinivas
  • Sandhya Sama
  • Music Director:
  • Hayden Clement
  • Nick Donlin
  • Editor:
  • Raghavender Vuppuganti
  • Director:
  • Sripal Sama
  • Director of Photography:
  • Rahul Biruly
  • Screenplay Writer:
  • Sripal Sama
  • Sai Praneeth Gouravaraju
  • Supporting Actor:
  • Sabrina Ariss
  • Robert Malcolm Cumming
  • Megan Barlow
  • Keegan Guy
  • Joseph Covino
  • Elester Latham
  • Candido Carter
  • Brock Horwitz
  • Kaushik Ghantasala
  • Scott Young

Introduction

This is an English-Telugu film, an American independent film directed by Sripal Sama. This cinematic movie takes us on a journey through a fateful Monday, showing the paths of a billionaire, a gang of amateur thieves, an older man, and an immigrant tech converge in an unexpected dance of fate.

Plot

The heart of the story lies Elester Latham, the billionaire whose life is shielded by privilege and which helped him from the world beyond his gilded cage. His shield and sheltered existence are shattered when he gets robbed by a gang of amateur thieves led by charismatic and desperate Keegan Guy. These thieves were driven by a combination of misguided ambition and found themselves entangled in situations that are far beyond their control, which makes their lives more complicated when they take a hostage of an older man and an immigrant techie. As the narrative unfolds, each character's life, witnessing their struggles, fears, and hopes. The billionaire stripped his material possessions and was forced to confront his humanity, realizing that true wealth lies in human connection, not material possessions. The thieves are portrayed as stereotypical criminals who reveal their vulnerabilities and misguided actions stemming from a deep-seated yearning for a better life. The older man, who is full of wisdom and experience, serves as a guiding light amidst the chaos and the words that offer solace and hope, and the immigrant techie emerges as a bridge between the disparate worlds, the intelligence and compassion bridging the divides despite the initial apprehension and cultural differences.

Star Performance 

The film's performances are fantastic. The actor Elester Latham brings depth and vulnerability to the role of the billionaire, which captures the transformation of the characters from self-absorbed arrogance to a newfound appreciation for human connection. Keegan Guy is equally impressive as the leader of the thieves, who infused the surface with desperation, charm, and remorse. Candido Carter lends his gravitas and experience to the older man's role and presence with a calming force amidst the turmoil. Kaushik Ghantasala delivers a nuanced performance as the immigrant techie, and his intelligence and compassion shine through despite his initial apprehension.

Analysis

The movie is set apart from other films that explore similar themes and its ability to go into the complexities of human nature. The film does not go away from the sensitive issue of racism, which portrays it in a nuanced and thought-provoking manner. This movie shows the lives of several different characters, including an Indian immigrant who is fired from his job and a group of thieves who rob a billionaire; by this, it tries to tell several stories about different races, identities, the importance of human connections and helps in understanding the complex human relations. It is an example of good cinematography and has a great message for the audience, leaving a lasting impression on them.

What’s There?

• The film shows a message of hope, understanding, and good learning.

• The film shows the complexities of the human race.

What's Not There?

• The film only goes into a bit of detail on the characters' backstories.

• There are no consequences for the actions of the characters.

Verdict

It is a refreshing and heartwarming film that explores the complexities of all types of races, identities, and humanity, and the movie is a fantastic film with a strong performance from the cast and an engaging theme. The film gives a beautiful message of hope, understanding, and the power of human connection, which lasts a wholly new and lasting impression on the audience as there are very few films that give such a beautiful message to the audience and help them to understand complex human relations. 


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