Lift movie review: Kavin starrer is a refreshing horror movie on the corporate trap

If it seems she is running out of time, that is because she is. Vineeth wants to talk about a toxic work culture that treats employees like commodities and discards them. Guru and Harini are now being chased by the ghost across the floors. He soon realises that he forgot his phone on the desk. What’s more, Guru also finds Harini in the office. Lift is streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar. The film would have been more effective had Vineeth managed to blend the feeling of job trap into the narrative. You wish he would make a smart choice and decide to collect his phone tomorrow. He has been transferred here from Bengaluru. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. It is his first day at the company’s Chennai office. The building as a metaphor for the corporate trap should have been established from the very beginning. Things start getting spooky. Will they get out of the building alive or end up in body bags? Guru and Harini share a troubled history. He gets to the basement but can’t find his way out. Applying Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity to the situation, Guru’s night long stay in the office must seem shorter given that he’s sitting with a pretty girl. We meet Guru (Kavin), a sharply-dressed young man, who walks into a multi-storey office building with just one elevator service. Nonetheless, Vineeth manages to fashion a tense atmosphere and keeps us hooked to the narrative with some clever ideas like “Penrose stairs.” The employees can run up and down forever but they can never rise above their allotted levels. Unfortunately, the idea of corporate enslavement only feels like a footnote to a long prologue. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. #Lift now streaming only on #DisneyPlusHotstarMultiplex #LiftOnHotstar
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Updated: October 1, 2021 6:01:09 pm

Lift movie poster. Vineeth also has a good visual style. It is a perfect recipe for an office romance but one with an asterisk. Everyone leaves, leaving just him in the office. And things begin to happen and it gets a little bumpy. It would have been a rather enjoyable ordeal, if not for the ghost. He packs up and leaves the office. But, instead of finding him repulsive, Harini finds herself attracted to Guru. At least there is a silver lining to Guru’s predicament now. She even professes her feelings for him on the same day. The film points at a deep malaise in society. The hero may have acted in a somewhat unkind and arrogant way when he met the heroine in the past. Debutant director Vineeth Varaprasad’s movie Lift is not your usual jump-scare fest, filled with paranormal activities and screams that we have come to associate with Tamil movies. With its premise of a haunted lift and a deeper subtext, it aims to step past the low expectations we have from the genre. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Also Read |The story of how Kamal Haasan asked Sivaji Ganesan for a second take in Thevar Magan
Guru is asked by his company VP to go through a client’s file, which requires him to stay back in the office and work late. Or no matter what number Guru or Harini press on the lift, it is the almighty lift (read company) that decides, which level they should go. But, you know what they say, “A day without a smartphone is a day wasted.” He goes back in and soon he realises he can never get out. She fell unconscious in the document room and somebody locked her in it. Ah, the wicked bait to reel him again into the building? Towards the climax, he creates a cool moment for Kavin to channel in his inner Vijay. Vineeth takes care of them in the narrative.×1.png
Back to Guru. The office HR is a single, good-looking girl named Harini. What about the building security you ask? He is alone, finishing up his work. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. In a market that is overcrowded with uninspired and unoriginal horror-comedies, Lift feels like a breath of fresh air, mostly because it makes you feel claustrophobic a number of times.