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Autorsha review: An engaging ride

Anusree's dedicated performance in Autorsha keeps the viewers engaged

Source: Sify

By: Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Saturday 24 November 2018

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Movie Title

Autorsha

Director

Sujith Vaassudev

Star Cast

Anusree, Rahul Madhav

Director Sujith Vaassudev’s Autorsha is about a woman autorickshaw driver who joins a local stand in a remote village in Kannur. Several visuals of the town is shown from the point of view of the auto drivers, which are stitched together like an enjoyable montage, in the beginning of the film. Some of the drivers there are introduced then and the narrative gets a definite focus when Anitha (Anusree) joins the gang.

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Though she is the only woman auto driver there, she is given total support by the other drivers. She is friendly and joins them in their activities too. She even goes for night drives which gives extra money as the customers include drunkards and sex workers. She is fine when two young lovers use the back seat of her auto to have some romantictime, away from public gaze.

She helps an old lady living alone in an apartment to buy groceries, takes quite a few young children to school, volunteers to carry bundles of clothes for a shop owner and maintains her calm even when her vehicle suffers damages while taking a young girl to the hospital.

As incidents happen involving her one after the other, we wait for a twistto happen and that comes as the first half ends.

The delicious visuals, the likeable Kannur accent and the interesting episodes that have been competently packaged makes this ride a fineone. There are some forced happenings in the story, which is by and large predictable. There can be difference of opinion about the film’s prejudices. Also, some trimming could have done wonders.

It is Anusree’s dedicated performance that keeps the viewer engaged here. She is earnest and natural. She drives the auto rickshaw with so much confidence and performs in a highly impressive manner. The rest of the cast have done their parts quite well.

Autorsha is a simple but honest attempt showcasing a performance from Anusree that needs to be applauded. The film as a whole has its moments and is a fine watch.

Autorsha review: An engaging ride