Language: English | Malayalam | Tamil | Hindi
Director: Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan
Writer: Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan
Cast : Anandsami, Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan, Misha Ghoshal, Vinutha Lal.
Streaming on Netflix.
Disclaimer: Lens is a film intended for mature audiences and is not suitable for kids.
Lens (2016) is a drama-mystery-thriller film which was written and directed by Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan. He also plays one of the main characters in the film.
The film deals with the subject of privacy intrusion very seriously. Aravind, a married man, is a voyeur and addicted to porn videos. One day a stranger comes into his webchat and says he wants Aravind to watch his death live. Why he wants him to see his death and his past makes the crux of the story. The emotions which we feel after watching the film will be unique based on our personality, tastes and past experiences. Some may feel regret. Some may feel sadness. I’m sure it will be unique for each of us. The film helps us realize our personality in the virtual world and shows the aftermath of a crime, which we casually dismiss as harmless, while committing.
The film is directed brilliantly and has a well-crafted script. The background music and cinematography keeps us engaged throughout the runtime of the film. All actors have done justice to their respective roles. Hope films with such strong content won’t go unnoticed in the future.
Verdict: 5/7 Stars.