‘Bir Bikram’ movie review: Unpolished storytelling
By:angel_khabar Published Date: Thursday, September 07, 2017
From the glorification of friendship to the romanticisation of suffering (and everything in between), director Milan Chams’ second feature Bir Bikram has all the trappings of popular cinema. What it sorely lacks, however, is the sensitivity required to properly execute them for the movie’s favour.
The result, thus, is unsettling with jarring transitions between the scenes, which are themselves a hodge-podge of contrivances, making the viewing experience a chore.
To be fair, Bir Bikram is an improvement when compared to director Chams’s debut feature Hasiya in which the characters were so far-fetched, and the actors so inexperienced that the only acting they could draw was amateurishly lifted from similar genre fares.
Bir Bikram benefits from its grounded setting (Hasiya, on the other hand, had a glowering female officer running in slow motion in latex and sports bra) and a pool of experienced actors. But ultimately, an unpolished screenplay, lightweight story and a very lax editing job weighs down on the movie.