Anukul: Short Film Review
Cast: Saurabh Shukla, Parambrata Chattopadhyay,
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
Channel: Large Short Films
Release Date: 04 October 2017
Synopsis: The short film is a peek into a hypothetical future where robots are very easily employed for various jobs. The story centres on an old man Nikunj who appoints a robot called Anukul, who looks like a human and works much more efficiently and will touch your heart in the beginning with his innocent questions about rights and wrongs. The robot is said to be a very efficient learner and learns like a sponge. When he learns from a human, what does he become? What does he learn?
- The story is very real. Although it’s based on fiction, at no point do you hesitate to believe it.
- The essence of the city, the people, the characters are very real and well painted.
- The details are absolutely sorted. The protests against the robotic employment are booming around the working class, and even though there are only a couple of scenes about it, it just makes the whole situation so much more believable.
- The balance between morality and convenience is very correctly maintained.
- There is no villain. There is hero. There is a human and a robot. The story is a neutral take on a situation which we can almost foresee for now.
- There is no reason why you should miss this one.
Anukul is a really new perspective on the much-discussed angle of robots leading to human destruction. It makes you think if it’s the robots or the humans that are actually leading to human-destruction. Highly recommended stuff!
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