Mon. May 20th, 2024

Edgy Telugu horror film shows why dysfunctional families are so deviously engrossing

Movie: Family Drama
Family Drama Cast: Suhas, Teja Kasarapu, Anusha Nuthula, Pooja Kiran, Sanjay Ratha, Sruti Meher
Family Drama Director: Meher Tej
Where to Watch: Sony LIV
Review by: Russel D’Silva Also Read – Trending OTT News Today: Hawkeye release date confirmed, Emraan Hashmi’s Dybbuk teaser is creepy, Mira Rajput names her favourite web series and more

The Telugu film industry isn’t quite known for their edge-of-the-seat horror movies, exploring the darkest depth of humanity, quite in the vein of the horror comedies or spooky horror fests that they’ve become adept at. However, on the rare occasion that it does venture into that territory, the result usually comes out tops, with Family Drama again being a sublime example. The new thriller on Sony LIV can easily hold its own with some o the darkest, most disturbing, disruptive and edgy content that’s usually a staple of Hollywood, Korean, Italian, French or Spanish cinema. Also Read – Trending OTT News Today: Aakashavaani trailer is mysterious, Ek Thi Begum 2 trailer is gripping, Bhoot Police continue to rule and more

So, are you excited about what to watch this weekend or what to watch this week and wondering whether Family Drama is worth your time? Scroll down for my full Family Drama review… Also Read – Tovino Thomas and Suraj Venjaramoodu’s Kaanekkaane full movie LEAKED online for free download on Tamilrockers, Movierulz and more

What’s it about

A dysfunctional family’s unusual drama gradually turns into a dark psychotic trap when the wives of the two sons discover their household’s sordid past. As their family’s true nature comes to light, so does the determination of the wives to resolve this situation.

Watch the Family Drama trailer below:

What’s hot

Besides the performances from the ensemble cast being top notch, Meher Tej’s direction is right on the money, building tension through the shifting dynamics of a dysfunctional family, making us feel that something’s gotta give at any moment, and when it finally does in form of the main conflict of the screenplay, all hell breaks loose. The resolution to that hell also doubles a a strong albeit subtle feminist statement, raising pertinent questions over the still prevalent patriarchal system of women leaving their maiden homes to live with their husband’s family, blissfully oblivious of what they might be getting into. Backing all this up a some brilliant background score and terrific, atmospheric camerawork.

What’s not

The few, and just a few instances where Family Drama falters is by a.) Being slightly, and only ever so slightly long in the tooth (editing issues as usual) and b.) Having some minor plot-holes here and there.

BL Verdict

Barring the aforementioned grievances, Sony LIV’s new Telugu product, Family Drama, would’ve been a night
perfect horror film, which as it is, it’s ptetty great in it’s own right. This is a perfect Halloween treat, but be forewarned, it isn’t for the faint of heart. I’m going with 4 out of 5 stars.

Rating :
4 out of 5

4 Star Rating

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