Ram Venkat Srikar
I’m sure all of us must have had a telephone conversation with a customer support executive at one point or the other. HITFAM is a very clean, simple film, both writing-wise and visually.
It’s such a simple and often overlooked facet of everyday life that it’s surprising to see it being addressed in a film. And HITFAM is not just about these little things, it also addresses major themes like race, identity, and empowerment.
In one of the best bits from the film, Shyam has a brief interaction with a drive-in restaurant employee who repeatedly refuses to serve food for someone when they directly walk to the counter because it’s a “drive-in only” restaurant.
With a tight runtime of 88 minutes, not even a single minute feels unwanted with every single scene and character either taking the narrative forward or contributing to its underlying theme.