ONE CUT TWO CUT REVIEW : A MAD HOSTAGE DRAMA THAT HAS ITS HEART FIRMLY IN PLACEModified On: 07 February 2022 | Reviewed By: Team Moviekoop
Arts and crafts 'professor' Gopi is excited about his first day as a teacher in a government school. What seems to be his ideal first day ends up being a misadventure when the school is held hostage by four people on a mission.
Danish Sait' and his team's 'ONE CUT TWO CUT' seems to has true Bengaluru content. The Garden City is a multilingual multicultural metropolitan hub and the content that Danish makes speaks to this cross section, which automatically has its relevance to the crowds beyond this city too. In One Cut Two Cut an innocent arts and crafts professor in a government school becomes symbolic about all the innocence that people lose as they get jaded with education, societal pressure and vices.
The film, which pretty much is about a drama that ensues in one day, coincides with protagonist Gopi's first day at the government school. No sooner than the new professor begins to take charge of his class, they end up being trapped in a hostage situation. The four people holding them hostage include a motley crew of an RJ from AIR, an online activist, a stand up comic and an ex-serviceman. None of these speak Kannada, which attributes to the film having a major chunk in English.
The film, which is just under 90 mins, is an easy watch. The characters are funny and at the same time written with cleverness and sensitivity. The fact that an innocent Gopi, albeit with bad English but knowing how to pronounce arts right, is more than just a caricature and actually makes you reflect more when you compare him to the others around him is commendable. While Gopi's arch nemesis Prithviraj's a shaky start in establishing himself, his antics and that bizarre Amitabh Bachchan connect are just hilarious.
One Cut Two Cut is not a brainy story but it is mad and sincere with its heart firmly in place. At the same time, it isn't just another mindless comedy either. The team gets it mostly right in the way they present the narrative. A couple of the casting choices might be questionable, but eventually everything ties up well, despite the minor shortcomings. Danish and Vamsidhar Bhogaraju have come up with a good product and kudos to late Puneeth Rajkumar and his wife Ashwini for backing the film and the team.
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