Continuum

Synopsis

A man struggles to break free from a mundane lifestyle that has been driving him crazy.

Review

3/5
A sci-fi short that explores time-travelling.
Directed by Nitish Shankar from a screenplay by Balasurya Shanmugasundaram, ‘Continuum’ is a short sci-fi mystery that is certain to keep your brain doing over-time. The 30-minute film stars Nitish Shankar as Abhimanyu – a young man whose monotonous life proves uninspiring. Shankar Kumar stars as the future version of our protagonist.

Shot entirely within a home and in the Tamil language, Shankar’s short delves into the complexes of time-traveling – as a way to break the characters mundane lifestyle and reward him some hope. Abhimanyu’s life is unfulfilling – witness by the repetition of his daily routine. Mental health plays a major theme and is expressed admirable by Nitish Shankar’s performance. Abhimanyu educates himself in the intricate study of theoretical physics – his tool to crack transtemporal travel.

Continuum Short Film
The 30-minute short is a slow burning drama to begin with, but takes a sudden twist into science fiction when a future Abhimanyu shows up at his door. A fascinating conversation soon develops which will keep viewers engaged and entertained. Cinematography, sound, editing and lighting is of cinematic standard and delivers a highly professional finish. ‘Continuum’ is not an easy watch for everyone, but those interested in the sci-fi genre will not be disappointed.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Nitish Shankar
Writer(s): Balasurya Shanmugasundaram
Cast: Bhuvana K, Nitish Shankar, Shankar Kumar, Unnikrishnan D
Producer(s):
Director of Photography:
Editor(s): Balasurya Shanmugasundaram
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Subjects: Afterlife, Aging, Anxiety, Apocalyptic, Death, Depression, Exploration, Family, Isolation, Lockdown, Loneliness, Mental Health, Mother and Son, Psychology, Science, Space, Spirituality, Suicide, Survival, Technology
Country: India
Language: English, Tamil
Year: 2021
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Nitish Shankar
Writer(s): Balasurya Shanmugasundaram
Cast: Bhuvana K, Nitish Shankar, Shankar Kumar, Unnikrishnan D
Producer(s):
Director of Photography:
Editor(s): Balasurya Shanmugasundaram
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Subjects: Afterlife, Aging, Anxiety, Apocalyptic, Death, Depression, Exploration, Family, Isolation, Lockdown, Loneliness, Mental Health, Mother and Son, Psychology, Science, Space, Spirituality, Suicide, Survival, Technology
Country: India
Language: English, Tamil
Year: 2021

Recommended

Continuum

Synopsis

A man struggles to break free from a mundane lifestyle that has been driving him crazy.

Review

A sci-fi short that explores time-travelling.

3/5
Directed by Nitish Shankar from a screenplay by Balasurya Shanmugasundaram, ‘Continuum’ is a short sci-fi mystery that is certain to keep your brain doing over-time. The 30-minute film stars Nitish Shankar as Abhimanyu – a young man whose monotonous life proves uninspiring. Shankar Kumar stars as the future version of our protagonist.

Shot entirely within a home and in the Tamil language, Shankar’s short delves into the complexes of time-traveling – as a way to break the characters mundane lifestyle and reward him some hope. Abhimanyu’s life is unfulfilling – witness by the repetition of his daily routine. Mental health plays a major theme and is expressed admirable by Nitish Shankar’s performance. Abhimanyu educates himself in the intricate study of theoretical physics – his tool to crack transtemporal travel.

Continuum Short Film
The 30-minute short is a slow burning drama to begin with, but takes a sudden twist into science fiction when a future Abhimanyu shows up at his door. A fascinating conversation soon develops which will keep viewers engaged and entertained. Cinematography, sound, editing and lighting is of cinematic standard and delivers a highly professional finish. ‘Continuum’ is not an easy watch for everyone, but those interested in the sci-fi genre will not be disappointed.

Recommended