LUDO has to be an amazing piece of art. Perfect punch of dark comedy with drama, thrill and romance clenched in the fist, this movie has it all: you name it, they’ve got it. The characters, so well written and miraculously connected with each other, left no stone unturned to keep the pace going despite of too much overstuffing.
As the name says it, ‘Ludo’ denotes each character as the four colours of game, meeting their end at one home. And perfectly like a game of Ludo, you’ll witness characters Crossing each other in pretty odd ways.
Screenplay seems like a breath of fresh air, its gets a bit scattered but winds up well at the climax.
Cinematography is quite a deal, pure Anurag Basu’s signature. The lighting & tones at few scenes had me wondering as if I was into a Hollywood flick. Moreover, you’ll see how effortlessly some shots were edited. For me the trailer was a put off, just dared to watch for Pankaj Tripathi and I’m glad I did. I thought Pankaj would come out of his typical criminal characters, sadly not yet. The good part is the touch his character had got, perfect cocktail of comic, crime and drama.
Raj Kumar Rao steals the show, his character was the best of all and he did perfect justice to it. Abhishek was fine, knowing the fact he was far too stretched in the film. The biggest drawback remains to be the excessive screen time – i.e. 2hr 30 min. Well, that’s ought to happen when you indulge various timelines and have to make perfect sense to each. This is among those few movies which hit differently to every person, so you surely expect some mixed reviews.
At the end it’s all about uncertainty, the choices that we make, the judgements and winding up somewhere unexpected. “Life is a Ludo and Ludo is life”.
I rate it 7.5/10 Highly recommended!