Evening Shadows Review Cast & Crew:
Release Date11 Jan 2019
Star CastMona Ambegaonkar,
LanguageHindi with English subsitiles
A mother finds her conservative beliefs challenged when her beloved son tells her that he is gay.
Verdict : Brings a genuine coming out storyEvening Shadows directed by Sridhar Rangayan is an LGBT film that exceeds its expectation in
melo and content.
For a film that is set to subtly tell the world about the quiet LGBT community Evening Shadows sets out a very loud and melodramatic foundation.
Kartik, the talk of the town photographer in Mumbai travels back home to a small town in Southern India for a pooja. There he is ambushed by his intolerant father into meeting a prospective bride but saved by his sweet mother who has always been the middle women between the two.
The story goes on immensely predictable with very plot orientated screenplay. The dialogues directly try to drive the plot and story further. While the direction and the cinematography are the most soothing aspect of the film the overly done acting in the majority of the scenes drags the film down.
Sridhar Rangayan, in spite of working with an average screenplay still manages to share the main content of the film incredibly, develop the character and give them a satisfying end in just 102 minutes.
The main agenda of the film is to talk about accepting an LGBT family member while understanding them better and growing from a conservative conscience. And the film does exactly that while trying to break some stereotypes.
Evening Shadows brings a simple but highly aware LGBT story.