ENIGMA - The Fallen Angel
by Abhay Thakur
“Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.” André Malraux
The film is about the life of a young woman named Richa, which has been turned upside down by health problems since her childhood. Just before we see Ruchita Jadhav, who plays Richa, sitting in a psychiatrist's office, at the very beginning of the movie, we see her in a tone that reflects the grief and defeat of a person who is about to start confessing, and accompanied by scenes that will better convey the feeling of pessimism to the audience. We see it in a short introduction, in which Nietzsche concludes his speech by saying the famous phrase "Let the one who fights monsters try not to turn into a monster in the end". Here we understand that; Our hero complains about being a person who has not managed to stay on the bright side of life and has been dragged into the dark, but at the same time lives in a helpless situation.
The film then continues from the psychiatrist's office where Richa's story is slowly unraveling from her own mouth. Actress Yateen Karyekar as the psychiatrist, Dr. We see it in the role of Rajeev Menon. While Richa tells about her life derailed by severe headaches that could never be found and diagnosed correctly, we watch her stories with the help of images. We all know the phenomenon of pain, that is, all living things. We wouldn't have a hard time estimating how frustrating this is. A life lived in severe pain must be devastating. As a viewer, we have empathy towards Richa. But Dr. Rajeev Menon surprises us with a rather harsh and unsympathetic attitude towards Richa. We see Richa's perspective as if he wants to drag something towards acceptance. We sense a tension starting to build between the Doctor and Richa. The scenes and acting in this episode are very successful.
The doctor urges Richa to tell her about his relationship with Myra Singh, played by Ananya Sengupta in the movie. Myra enters Richa's life with her ad to look for some kind of tenant to stay with her at her house, splitting the costs. As a character, Myra appears as a person who is the opposite of Richa. She is a free-spirited, brave, fun-loving, self-confident, young, beautiful and healthy woman who knows what she wants out of life. According to Richa, she's actually someone all women want to be in their dreams. In the beginning, Richa takes care to keep a certain distance from Myra. But Myra decides to approach Richa in order to save her from her painful and lonely life. He continues to approach, unaware and imprudent, that a life spent with years of pain, failures in school, business, and social life may be filled with a feeling of accumulated anger, like a layer of mud and rotten plants and carrion sinking to the bottom of a swamp. He pays the price of this mistake by losing his life at Richa's hands. Dr. This is where Rajeev Menon wants to drag Richa to describe it.
Richa confesses that she got rid of her pain for the first time in her life while committing this murder. Richa, as Nietzsche mentioned, She is one of those who have turned into a monster while fighting the monster for a long time. In this part of the movie, director Abhay Thakur gives the audience another amazing twist. Here we understand why the psychiatrist, whose gaze radiates demonic energy, wears a white suit from head to toe. Thus, the "Fallen Angel" part in the title of the movie becomes clear. Because the devil is a "fallen angel". One name is 'lucifer'. Lucifer means bringer of light. I think this was tried to be expressed symbolically in the movie with the white color that almost spreads from his clothes. By making Richa realize what was causing her pain, she brought him the "light" in a way that was quite demonic.
The music of the film, which is quite successful in terms of story, acting, scenes and narration, also comes to our ears as the right and appropriate choices. Although it is a short film, Abhay Thakur provides enough material to form the core of a long story at a proper pace, allowing us to complete the story in our minds. It's a beautiful movie that leaves you with many questions that will make you question yourself, and drags you from thought to thought.