Solo (2017) Review


Solo is a 2017 Indian experimental anthology film co-written, co-produced and directed by Bejoy Nambiar with Dulquer Salmaan in the lead role. Shot simultaneously in Malayalam and Tamil, production began during November 2016. Solo tells the story of four people, each story revolving around four elements: Earth, Fire, Wind and Water, each with the facets of Lord Shiva.
The film was released on 5 October 2017 in both Tamil and Malayalam worldwide. The film was dubbed in Telugu as Athade, which released on 22 June 2018. It's also being dubbed into Hindi as Tatva.
The film consists of four independent stories, all of which star Dulquer Salmaan as major roles: Shekhar, Trilok, Siva and Rudra.
World of Shekhar (Blind Love)
World of Shekhar is based on the Element of Water. It is a love story of a stammering, daring but loving young man named Shekhar (Dulquer Salmaan) and Radhika (Sai Dhanshika) who is a blind, talented dancer, with an open mind. Their story starts in college, 4 years ago.
There is a lot of fuss over whom Radhika loves, whether it is Shekhar's friend Nelson or a guy named Sanju. Finally, Radhika confesses her love for Shekhar in front of everyone and the poetic love story begins. When their families first find out about their relationship they do not approve. But when Radhika reveals she is pregnant, they agree to the wedding.
After celebrating their happiest days of their lives during the wedding, Radhika goes into labor and passes away while delivering their baby. Shekhar, not being able to accept the truth goes out on his bike, only to meet with an accident.
However, the story ends with Shekhar playing with their daughter on a beach. Thereby, fulfilling a promise made to Radhika to take their daughter to a beach and spend time with her; just as Radhika's father did for her just before she lost her eye sight.
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