The Terrorist details
|Starring:||Ayesha Dharker, Vishnu Vardhan, Bhanu Prakash|
|Run time:||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Mar 2002|
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A stunningly filmed ...By chris#46 from PORT TALBOT , 15 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]A stunningly filmed visual poem that explores the psychology of Malli, a 19 year old girl born into a world of conflict who volunteers to sacrifice her own self for the future of her people. Sivian's 'Terrorist' subtley exposes the pointless conflicts that abstract political ideology generates and the subsequent hatred that fuels unnecessary brutality and suffering which he pits in beautiful simplicity against our most fundamental nature, our being alive in this world. There are many cliched images in the movie but the cinematography and penetrating gaze of Malli challenges us to look again at these images and refresh our own sensual perception of what it is to be alive. A deeply touching movie.
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IntriguingBy a customer from London , 30 Aug 2009This was beautifully filmed and intriguing. Depicts the hell of war through the eyes of a young, idealistic freedom fighter who is willing to sacrifice her life...
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008I have to agree with the previous two reviewers. I was expecting substance and ended up with shallow, indifferent film-making of a questionable standard. It has bad acting and dialogue, a plot thinner than the breadth of a hair, and is as dynamic as watching a banana tree grow. The film says nothing, adds nothing, does nothing.
DissapointmentBy a customer from London , 13 Feb 2007This film starts with promise and the landscape is beautifully shot. The portrayal of the young terrorist is compelling and horrifying to begin with. As she continues her journey however she becomes insipid, dull and increasingly weak. This presumably is intentional to illustrate her changing mind but eventually just serves to undermine the believableness of her original character and rinse all the intrigue from the plot.
A Big BlunderBy a customer from Edinburgh, Scotland , 11 Nov 2006Santhosh Sivan can do magic with his camera. But not with the Megaphone.
This directoral effort was a Big Blunder. I advise who ever finds this title not to see this movie.
Editing is utter waste. One scene you see heroine is having breakfast, next scene heroine is sleeping in the night. Then you will see the afternoon scene. After breakfast heroine goes for a bath.
I cannot withstand these type of movies. Sorry Sivan.
Terror and beauty combined...By a customer from Somewhere in England , 06 Jul 2006This is a beautifully photographed film which manages to humanize a suicide bomber rather than condemn. Thru revelatory flashbacks we see the terrorist's needs, desires, emotional highs and lows that are common to all men, which help make the terrorist a sympathetic character; tho' the films lack of commitment in its conclusion lets it down, weakening the whole...