Sunday 8 September 2013
Neenasam Satish, Shruthi Hariharan, Hardhika Shetty, Achyuth Kumar
Lucia has been the talk of the town since its inception. Sometimes for the credit of being the first and only crowd funded cinema, sometimes for the speculations of getting inspired from English movies and sometimes for being marketed using social networking sites.
The making of the project was known to everyone present on social sites, because director Pawan Kumar was open in sharing intricate details of the project regularly. Lucia had created huge expectancy and had promised to deliver a great output, though it has not stood up to the level of hype it had created.
The movie starts with the protagonist (Neenasam Satish) leading a stress-free life as an usher in his close friend's movie theatre, with the only problem in life being insomnia. During one of such sleepless nights he comes across a few guys who introduce him to "Lucia" which would then change his life totally.
He then starts dreaming that he is a pretty famous movie star who wants to lead a normal life. What follows next is two stories that run in parallel throughout the movie. Though he maintains a rugged look with a stubble as an usher, he has a surprisingly extremely smart look as a movie star. While he falls in love with a girl who visits the theatre to watch a movie with her friends, the same girl enters his dreams as an item dancer who starts flirting with him.
Despite the fact that the film is a restless ride where the lines between dreams and reality are blurred to delirious effect, Lucia?s end is indeed unexpected. The film is let down by low levels of suspense and storytelling.
The songs are something that could capture the audience. Neenasam Sateesh and Shruthi Hariharan have showcased their potential in acting but in a movie that crumples under the weight of its ambitions.