Short Film Review: The Longest Ride (2021) Prathamesh Patil

Plainly “Blair Witch Undertaking” remains to be having an affect on filmmakers, with Prathamesh Patil implementing the strategy of the American traditional via the prism of vlogging and social media.

“The Longest Experience” overview is a part of the Submit Your Film Initiative

An over-enthusiastic YouTube vlogger who uploads movies of his rides together with his bicycle, decides to take an extended journey, this time in direction of the bushes of Gorai. Nonetheless, this slightly city boy finds himself having to face nature and realizes how ill-equipped he’s, each mentally and virtually. Hazard turns into imminent, however a “Deus Ex Machina” look helps the protagonist keep away from the more severe. Was the entire thing price it although?

Patil directs a brief that appears to touch upon the affect of social media and on-line fame, significantly on younger folks, with the protagonist primarily falling sufferer to it, in his effort to do one thing excessive, that may improve his viewers. The best way the entire thing activates him highlights the remark, but in addition his general mentality, since as quickly as he begins feeling helpless, he begins accusing his viewers. The assistance he receives, and the just about condescending perspective of his saviours provides one other layer to his character and the general touch upon social media, by highlighting how ridiculous each his entire effort and the supposed hazard he skilled was.

However, the ending of the quick appears to go in opposition to all of the aforementioned, by implementing a remark that appears to state why “it’s all price it”, in a side that appears disconnected, naive, and form of cliche in the way in which the lady is applied. This half primarily muddies all of the film was about earlier than, primarily making the overall message fairly complicated and faulting the general contextual high quality of the manufacturing.

By way of manufacturing, the film is kind of respectable. DP Akash Bando captures the journey in a “Blair Witch Undertaking” model that works effectively, whereas additionally being reasonable within the presentation of how the entire vlogger factor works. Akash Bando, Anish Rao & Prathamesh Patil’s enhancing can also be on a excessive stage, inducing the film with a slightly quick tempo, whereas the presentation of the social media home windows on display provides a way of leisure to the quick.

“The Longest Experience” is an attention-grabbing quick, and fairly well-shot regardless of its evident low finances. Patil, nonetheless, must be extra certain about his feedback and the way in which of their presentation inside the narrative, if he’s to maneuver onto the following stage.



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