Kartik Aaryan’s impotent rage in the face of Bhumi Pednekar and Aparkshakti Khurana’ s screen presence finds companionship in Ananya Pandey’s robotic non-presence. What could have been funny falls flat.
It’s a great line, one that’s at the heart of everything Pa Ranjith stands for. But it doesn’t sound like a “lecture”. It transcends mere “advice” and becomes something purer, a kind of existential philosophy.
This could be a fascinating case study of how “arrogance” on screen (like in ‘Arjun Reddy’) makes it less easy for us to fully embrace a character, while innocence and humility make us sympathise more readily.