Solo review round-up: Dulquer's film is a good concept gone awry
The bilingual (Malayalam and Tamil) film Solo starring Dulquer Salmaan released on 6 October and the critics have given their verdict.
Bejoy Nambiar's directorial venture seems to have received a hot and cold response from critics, with some really taking a liking to the film, while the others were left unimpressed.
Solo is touted as a romantic thriller, and is centered around the lives of four men, the depiction of which is done via the four elements — earth, water, air and fire. These also represent the different facets of Lord Shiva.
Deepa Soman from the Times of India writes, "Most of the segments in Solo strike a chord with their serene and thrilling moments and the movie can be a delightful watch, if you are in a mood to explore something different."
Karthik Kumar from Hindustan Times feels, "Solo, undoubtedly, is an ambitious attempt but it’s a great concept gone awry. Two of its best stories could be knitted together and made into a standalone film. The result might have been even more interesting and exciting."
Kumar's thoughts on Dulquer are "Another good thing about Solo is Dulquer, who is a treat to watch in all the four avatars."
SR Praveen from The Hindu also gave his thoughts on Solo saying, "Beyond the packaging, and the brilliance of some of its elements, there is nothing really to write home about. Listening to the entire soundtrack of the movie in a good headphone, with your eyes closed, can actually give you a better experience than watching Solo in a theatre."