UA – Drama
What Is the Film About?
Heads and Tales is the story of three girls – Alivelu Manga (Divya Sripada), Anisha (Srividya Maharshi), and Shruthi (Chandni Rao) who have problems in their lives with men in their lives. As they struggle, they learn to fight the problems and stand up for themselves.
Divya Sripada who plays an innocent police constable is the pick of the three women. Her character has an innocence that needed an extra bit of effort to perform. She is the most presentable among all the three and also, has performed well.
Next comes, Srividya Maharshi who gets the most screen time along with Divya Sripada. She is strictly alright in the character of a budding actress. The scene in which she acts as a CI is the best part of her. Lastly, Chandni Rao gets very little screen time among all the three, and also, her story and also maybe the performance is the weakest of all.
Heads And Tales is the story of three women who try to fight back the evil men in their lives and stand on their feet. On paper, the concept looks promising. It needs some good writing to come up with solid stories for three of them. Sandeep Raj, the Colour Photo man has penned the story while Sai Krishna Enreddy directed it.
The ‘Almighty’ character has been brought in to add some novelty. But then, the modern God concept feels odd but then, the track only comes at the start and end. So, that is not threatening for the movie. The real problem is with the three stories.
The conflict in the three stories is not rightly established. There is no proper depth in any story and the audience does not connect to their pain. Except for Manga’s track to some extent, the remaining stories do not give a comprehensive feeling. There is no justification about why and how Venkatesu changes so fast and how Anisha becomes courageous all of a sudden. Even if the director has a reason, it is not established well.
The last story should have been totally avoided. The story does not carry an intent or proper closure. It is as if the director wanted three stories and had it. The first hour or so is boring and the movie only piques interest when Anisha narrates her story and how she warns Manga’s husband. After that, it is again hurried and enters the zone of boredom.
Finally, Heads and Tales is that kind of film which does not do justice to a single-line base plot. But then, there is no harm in trying it for a Digital watch at least for their honest intention.
‘Heads And Tales’ is all about the three women. There is a bad man in each of their stories. The guy opposite Manga gets a slightly better role and he was decent. The men from the remaining two stories could not make an impact. In fact, the writing does not give them a chance to do something.
Sunil and Suhas will be seen in cameo roles. Sunil is seen as ‘Almighty’ and scripts these three stories. Playing God needs a bit of seriousness. When Sunil tries to do that, somehow it does not gel in the requirement. Suhas is seen in a jovial type of character delivering punch dialogues without a gap. We get a feeling that he is wasted in a pointless character.
Music and Other Departments?
Heads and Tales may have been made as a very small film or as a very small OTT exclusive film. We can sense the careful spending observing the technical values. The background score by Mani Sharma, however, is good in parts. The camera work and lighting feel like a letdown but then, considering the span and range of the film, we can’t be too critical. The writing as mentioned earlier is disappointing with shallow treatment. The dialogues have worked here and there and at many places gave a feeling that it is going overboard.
Divya Sripada’s Performance
The Basic Idea
Boring first hour
Hurried final portions
The movie is less than one and a half hours. Probably, the director should have taken another 20 minutes and come up with better conflicts and depth to make the stories interesting. Also, the makers have announced a second part for the film.
Did I Enjoy It?
Yes In Parts
Will You Recommend It?
Yes But Huge Reservations
Heads and Tales Review by Nishant