MOVIE REVIEW: Cargo
Starring: Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi
Director: Arati Kadav
Cargo is certainly not your usual Bollywood fare. To comprehend it requires intelligence and patience. The movie makes for a fascinating watch, its slow pace and some discrepancies notwithstanding. Also, it seems to be inspired by the 2009 science fiction film Moon.
Prahastha (Vikrant Massey) is rakshas, a demon agent whose job as the main astronaut on a spaceship is unique: he has to heal dead humans and prepare them for rebirth. These transitions are part of a peace treaty between humans and demons. Things take an unexpected turn with the arrival of the livewire Yuvishka Shekhar (Shweta Tripathi) as Prahastha’s assistant.
Vikrant Massey slips effortlessly into his character of the stoic and lonely Prahastha. Shweta Tripathi’s Yuvishka is the perfect foil to Prahastha. Konkana SenSharma makes an appearance in just one scene but she leaves her mark as always.
Kudos to debutante director Arati Kadav for merging myth and science to give us India’s most inventive Indian sci-fi film till date. Cargo makes you confront some uncomfortable truths while also giving you hope.
Cargo, by the way, refers to the dead in the film. It is streaming on Netflix.
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