LEO : Wake-Up Call for Lokesh Kanagaraj!
Leo' doesn't follow a gripping plot or complex narrative; instead, the entire film revolves around a single line.By: Tupaki Desk | 23 Oct 2023 5:03 AM GMT
In the South India film industry, director Lokesh Kanagaraj has made quite a name for himself. His films, such as 'Khaidi' and 'Vikram,' have captured the attention of moviegoers. After director Rajamouli, Lokesh garnered significant attention in the South film industry.
Lokesh's latest film 'Leo,' released during this festive season, has generated quite a buzz. However, what's surprising is that Lokesh chose to depart from the traditional storytelling approach. 'Leo' doesn't follow a gripping plot or complex narrative; instead, the entire film revolves around a single line. While he had two talented actors, Sanjay Dutt and Arjun, at his disposal, it appears that Lokesh might not have used them to their full potential.
With his previous works, 'Khaidi' and 'Vikram,' Lokesh set high standards for himself. He is undoubtedly a maverick in the industry, capable of delivering blockbuster hits. However, it's clear that he hasn't spent enough time writing at least a good story for LEO. He could benefit from investing more time, focus, and dedication in his craft. His unique storytelling and directing style have the potential to establish new benchmarks in the industry.
Nonetheless, Lokesh's decision to release 'Leo' just a year after 'Vikram' and the seemingly forced inclusion of 'Leo' within the larger Lokesh Cinematic Universe (LCU) have left some of his fans disappointed. While excitement for Lokesh's films is not solely based on the presence of famous actors, it's rooted in the promise of cinematic excellence.
As Lokesh Kanagaraj continues to evolve as a filmmaker, he must remember that his audience's expectations are high. Balancing innovation with quality, and making thoughtful choices about project timing and execution, will be crucial for his continued success in the film industry. It's clear that Lokesh has the potential to redefine the industry, but it's equally important that he pays heed to the expectations of his loyal fan base.