Triples review: A typical rom-com film in the guise of a web series

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Take, for example, protagonist Ram’s (Jai) relationship with Meera (Vani Bhojan). So what’s our modern-day hero’s next move: free Meera from the shackles of marriage and allow her to marry someone who is biologically compatible with her. But, Sekar and Balaji have squandered the opportunity. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Triples is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar VIP. The next thing we know, Ram is getting ready to marry Mythili, a North Indian girl living in Chennai, who falls in love with him after he accidentally saves her one night from eve-teasers. And, he wants to escape easily on the pretext of helping out Meera. Ram may be a Chennai lad, who runs a fancy coffee shop at a multinational corporate office but he’s still a man under the firm grip of patriarchal beliefs. And Sekar and Balaji could not even dedicate an episode to capture the emotional turmoil of the couple. It is because one can’t recall a better scene from movies to demonstrate how movies are saved or ruined in editing rooms. For a minute, let’s look past the hero’s cultural backwardness. This because he’s so tired of carrying the weight of shame originating from society’s marriage centric ideals. We got no sense of relative motion,” Howard tells a room full of his staff. There aren’t enough clever wordplays, puns and laugh-out-loud moments to encourage us to overlook other problems. He is so obsessed with making the best realistic war movie of his time that he gives two hoots about his eroding wealth much to the righteous condemnation of veteran Hollywood studio executives. Director Charukesh Sekar has failed to recognise that there is no “sense of relative motion” in the material, without which the audience will have no idea what’s going on or an opportunity to connect and develop feelings for the characters in the series.×1.png
Sekar’s shaky grasp of the web series format is the source of all problems. Director Noah Baumbach made a whole movie (Marriage Story) on that for Netflix. Now there is real scope for drama, as the couple goes through the tedious process of divorce. Now, why is this point important for a piece on new Tamil web series Triples, you may wonder. He even doesn’t care to ask what Meera wants, and doesn’t pay heed when she pitches the idea of adoption. When you reach the end of the eighth episode, you may realise that you have no better understanding of any character in the series. There is no “sense of relative motion.”
And we get the Crazy Mohan-style comedy only in terms of names of the characters. In effect, writer Balaji Jayaraman has written a run-of-the-mill Tamil romantic comedy film and broken it into eight parts to make a series. Triples is one such product that could have been saved at the editing room, if not for the creators’ ‘chalta hai’ attitude. Written by Manoj Kumar R
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December 11, 2020 9:46:58 am

Triples is available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.In director Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator (2004 film), protagonist Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) leaves no stones unturned to make war movie Hell’s Angels. And all this happens without giving us the idea about the emotional stake in these series of events. Averaging about 20 minutes an episode, the total run time of eight episodes comes to around 160 minutes, which is the average length of a Tamil movie. You won’t get to see each character’s viewpoint that explains the complexity of a situation he or she is in. “Without something standing still behind the planes, we have got no idea of how fast we are moving. The emotional struggle of making such a life-altering decision doesn’t even get a mention in the haste of the narration. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd And he completes filming the costliest air battle sequence for the movie and realises the fatal flaw in the production while watching rushes back in his editing room. The couple is married for four years, and due to some rare biological incompatibility, they are told that they can’t get pregnant. All you get is a broad-stroke of each character’s mediocre justifications for their actions, that could have been relevant in medieval society. He needs clouds in the background for people to get a sense of the aeroplanes’ speed. It was his eureka moment. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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