X Videos movie review: A film that feels like docu-drama

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Jun 3, 2018, 2:28 pm IST
Updated Jun 3, 2018, 2:28 pm IST
Thankfully, the director has not taken any cinematic liberties to titillate the audience.
A still from the film.
 A still from the film.
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Director: Sujo Sundar

Cast: Ajay Raj, Akruthi Singh.

 

Debutant director Sujo Sundar’s X Videos speaks about the explicit sexual content that's freely available online. It exposes the mafia operating behind these perverted videos and making crores of money in process.

Journalist Manoj (Ajay Raj) asks public about closing down of porn websites for an article. They tell him to go and watch such videos and later comeback to them for their opinion. Manoj is shell-shocked when he comes across one such nude video of his close friend Ankit’s (Prasanna Shetty) wife Tripti (Akruthi Singh). Actually, Ankit has made the video to view it personally, but how it became viral in the porn world was a mystery. As a result, he commits suicide leaving behind his wife clueless of his sudden act. Now, how Manoj and his colleague Danny expose the criminal mafia operating behind these homemade porn videos forms the reminder of the film.

All the actors are just about adequate and we could see the director has done a lot of research before giving out the facts. Given the theme, he had plenty of opportunities to go overboard. Thankfully, the director has not taken any cinematic liberties to titillate the audience. He tries to impart a message by showing that people are vulnerable and lured to this trade and how mobile phone repair shops have become the main hub for the internet pornography. Clocking at less than 2 hours, the movie’s pace is also maintained to some extent. With all new cast, the documentary feel is the only hitch in the film.





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