The Trip is an off beat slice of life movie based on the journey of a youngster who is a narcotics addict who sets off to find a new drug in the wilderness of Orissa. His travels force him to introspect and return to his life as a better man.
Movie: The Trip
Banner: VDR Films
Cast: Goutham Raj, Soumya Shetty, Aamani, Shafi, Vaibhav, Sarala Reddy, Baby Nethra, Master Adharvan, Silver Suresh, and Dr. Hari
Director: Vamsi Krishna Akella.
Writer: Sri Sai Durga.
DOP: Vishva devabatthula
Editor: Bonthala Nageswar Reddy
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“The Trip” Telugu Movie Review:
The Trip revolves around a brash youngster who gets hooked on drugs and is constantly chasing high everyday of his life. The addiction takes over his conscious decisions as he often finds the lines blurring between good and evil. Things take a turn when Gautham finds himself lost in the middle of a forest located somewhere in the remote landscape of Orissa to where he sets out to get his hands on the finest narcotics in the country. The consequences of all his life decisions finally catch up to him and how Gautham emerges a better man forms the crux of the movie.
Gautham delivers an earnest performance in his portrayal of a wayward youngster who is lost in his own miserable world. Aamani’s portrayal of Gautham’s mother makes you feel for her plight seeing her son suffer through his addiction. Shafi shines in his character and ties the whole movie together. Rest of the supporting cast perform their best to keep the story engaging.
Turning Point :
There are a few turning points along the story to keep the screenplay more engaging. Other than the journey Gautham takes on, his mothers role in his rehabilitation is one of the biggest turning points of the movie.
Gautham’s performance is one of the major highlights as he carries the movie through till the end. The picturesque depiction of the wilderness is also a major highlight of the movie. The screenplay and writing are crisp, keeping the audience hooked throughout the run time.
The first half sets up the plot all the while dealing with the downhill slope in Gautham’s life. The second half changes gears and shows the determined journey of the protagonist. The Trip is a movie which compels the audience to introspect their lives and the decisions they make along the way. The engaging narration and the performances keep you invested in the plot. The Trip is sure to attract youth to the theatres and also their families for the underlying emotional journey of the mother. The Trip is a movie which is not to be missed. So, grab your popcorn and enjoy watching this movie.
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