Aranya is one of the most awaited films in Indian cinema for more than a year. It is also one of the earliest pan-India films to hit the screens after the reopening of theatres. Based on a highly relatable and important subjects, a jungle and animal backdrop with elephants playing an important role, Aranya was expected to take a flying start at the box office and highly positive reviews.
Considering the film got positive reviews for its subject and Rana’s performance in the lead role of India’s Forest Man. But length of the film and also the abrupt ending to the characters like Vishnu Vishal’s Singa and Zoya’s Malli were criticised. The subplots are also attacked. But for those who have seen the film early these did not appear as problems at all or a point to criticize the movie. Were few scenes chopped off ? For whatever reasons, it doesnt look like director was involved with the same. Prabhu Solomon surely might not have planned the output like this.
Movie analysts feel that makers might have decided to reduce the length of the film and created confusion . As for cinematography and graphics work are concerned, both are highly praised and termed as the biggest assets of the film. Alongside the sound design, cinematography and effects played a prominent role in giving a realistic feel to the film.
We feel that films like these shouldn’t be seen from commercial lens. And shouldn’t be measured through templatish filmmaking. It’s an essential film with an important message. Unfortunate that it has hit rough patch with the audience. Especially in the Teluguland.