Gypsy Review

Critic Rating: 2.5 / 5

STORY:

Gypsy’s (Jiiva) parents, an inter religious couple, get killed in an India-Pakistan war. He is brought up by a wandering musician and Gypsy too ends up as a nomad.

Gypsy’s foster parent asks him to find out a face that he would remember even at his deathbed and never allow it let go off him. For Gypsy, who is always on travel mode, that face belongs to a girl from a strict Muslim family.

Gypsy falls for that girl named Waheeda (Natasha Singh) and the latter too reciprocates. They elope and enter wedlock. However, their relationship is at crossroads due to a communal riot.

ANALYSIS:

Gypsy, directed by Raju Murugan, has come at a time when there are protests across the country thanks to CAA, NPR and NRC. But, without being neutral or presenting facts, the film is heavily onesided.

It takes potshots at one particular community, as if that religion and its leaders alone are responsible for all bad things in the country. This pseudo-secular and self-styled intellectual approach from Raju Murugan is there throughout the film, despite heavy Censor cuts.

Jiiva is the heart and soul of the movie and he elevates it even in dull moments. Natasha is okay, while other members of the cast are impactful.

Santhosh Narayanan has repeated the same pattern of music he had presented in his earlier movies and it is hightime for him to reinvent himself. Cinematography and other technical departments are good.

Gypsy is a film that bats for humanity. But it does it at the cost showing Hinduism (or Hindutva) in badlight. That is the only thing which is ‘Very very bad’ in this movie.

Gypsy: Nomad notes