If you’re an aspiring filmmaker, screen-films like C U Soon can be your inspiration. Who said impactful and great films couldn’t be shot on phones? This film, shot on iPhone, proves how content matters for a movie over other technicalities. While most of the directors struggled to shoot their films during the pandemic, CU Soon directed and released during the lockdown has excellent use of technology and is one of the best movies over the past months.
CU Soon keeps you glued to the screens from start to bottom with its relevant story based on real incidents. Directed by Mahesh Narayan, this film revolves around three people, focusing on the delicate issue of privacy, human trafficking, and the pros and cons of the virtual world. CU Soon seems more convenient during the lockdown as this period witnesses the increase in screen time among the audience.
Jimmy (Roshan Mathew) and Anu(Darshana Rajendran), two individuals who are seen exchanging conversations online after matching on a dating app, soon develops into an online love story. Jimmy decides to propose to her online in his mother’s presence. That’s when the third important character of the film, Kevin(Fahad Faasil), a cybersecurity expert, comes into the scene. Kevin plays the critical link between Jimmy and Anu when things turn dirty as jaw-dropping facts are released by Kevin about Anu, who traces their private chats, calls, and everything that could be tracked down. What happens when the person you dreamt your rest of life with, has dark secrets hidden behind her virtual lies?
The lead characters’ performances are appreciable as they make sure you don’t lose interest anywhere in between. Fahad Fasil shines in the entire film with his character’s appearance and does a great job as a producer. Roshan Mathew and Darshana Rajendran are quite good in their roles. Despite being a Malayalam film, it conveys the important message very clearly. This film on Amazon Prime is a hit for every cinema lover who loves to explore the world of cinema.
The film tries to throw light on the seriousness of the virtual world and helps us relate quite easily in the world of right swipes and online dates.CU Soon is driven by its catchy and engaging storyline. The film has an impactful delivery by the cast performances where the camera or high tech facilities’ movements didn’t matter anymore. This film is a win-win situation for the viewers as we as the makers of the film!
Our Rating : 3.5/5
Imdb Rating : 7.9/10
Directed By : Mahesh Narayanan
Cast : Darshana Rajendran, Roshan Mathew, Fahadh Faasil, Amalda Liz